I am a foreigner living outside of USA. I want to go to USA/Canada/Australia to do a masters or a PhD and have the idea that maybe I will eventually settle there. I had a psychotic episode in 2012, and am on antipsychotic medication. I don't need any hospitalisation, just taking meds regularly. I have been psychosis free since early 2013. Will this bar me from gaining a student visa or a green card? I won't be applying for a visa until at least 4 years from now. Also, if it bars me, is there any country for which this problem will be excused?
The US bar on admissibility is based on the determination if whether the alien requesting entry has a physical or mental disorder that may cause harm to themselves or to another person. Canadian immigration will likely require you to be tested to determine if you provide a risk to the population or you may become an extreme financial burden. For Australia, you need to ask an attorney who has practiced Australian immigration law. Good luck.
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