Tongan dialysis patient

NZ Immigration Tribunal grants Tongan woman on dialysis extension on her visitor visa

Over the past 20 years the woman has visited New Zealand several times.

According to Kaniva News, in 2017 she was granted a two-year visitor’s visa which allowed multiple visits.

In 2019 she was diagnosed at Vaiola hospital in Tonga with  complicated  diabetes  mellitus  type  2.

She  had end-stage kidney disease and was advised that she needed renal haemodialysis, which was not available in Tonga.