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baters



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:46 am    Post subject: Medical exams Reply with quote

What exactly does the medical exams you must have prior to getting your work visa entail? What are they looking for or what do they test for?

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taiwan boy



Joined: 11 Feb 2003
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Location: China

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will do a chest x-ray to test for TB, a urine test for drugs (opiates and amphetamines). They take a blood sample, but I am not sure what this tests for. They also test your eyesight and ask you a few questions. I don't think they do a stool test anymore.
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TaoyuanSteve



Joined: 05 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. The bloodtest will check for HIV and Hepatitus. In addition to the other drugs mentioned in the post above above, be aware that they also check for 't.h.c.' (marijuana). There may be other things they are checking for, but I can't remember. The Taiwanese are paranoid about drugs and communicable disease. If you have used drugs (even pot) recently-- or have a non-curable, infectious disease-- they won't hesitate to refuse to issue a resident visa for you. Hope that helps...
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