The principle set out in the applicable regulatory framework and UNE’s practice is that health circumstances in themselves do not constitute grounds for granting a residence permit. Permits of this kind may only be granted in exceptional cases in which ‘strong humanitarian considerations’ exist. FV-04 describes the applicable regulations and UNE’s practice in such cases. The guide describes documentation requirements for health circumstances, how such cases are investigated, the requirement in UNE’s practice relating to the severity of the condition in question, and the requirement for available treatment in the home country, among other things.