When to get your medical exam?

All applicants applying for the permanent residency status of Canada are required to give the Canada Immigration medical exam. You’re only eligible to give the medical exam once your ITA(Invitation to apply) has been approved. Your panel physician or the CIC medical doctor will ask for the copy of the invitation to verify your eligibility.

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Refugee claim at the border

If you come to Canada and make a refugee claim at any border or port of entry, the officer at that port of entry will inform you to get your Canada Immigration medical exam done within 30 days by a verified CIC medical doctor.

Sponsoring a child/spouse/partner

If you are applying to sponsor your spouse, child or partner, a new application process came into effect from Dec 15, 2016 for the spousal sponsorship program. Spouses, partners or dependent children are no longer eligible to get any upfront medical examination done. You need to wait for additional instructions provided by the CIC before booking your Canada Immigration medical exam.

Confirmation of your medical exam

Once your medical examination is performed by the CIC medical doctor, the doctor will give you a document confirming the date of the examination done along with your file number. You need to include a copy of that conformation in your application.

If your panel physician or CIC doctor works with the eMedical they will give you an upfront medical notification printout.

What to bringCanada Immigration medical exam

When you go for your medical appointment, you need to make sure to bring the following

– Valid photo ID (one doc or photo id with a photograph and signature, i.e. passport or license.  )

– Any eye wear/glasses or any contact lenses that you use on a regular basis.

-Any past medical reports or test results outlining your previous medical history.

– Medical Report form (IMM 1017E) (if required in your case).

Tell the panel physician about any previous or existing medical conditions. Processing your medical exam could take longer if you do not and they detect a medical issue in your Canada Immigration medical exam.

Getting a copy of your medical exam

Medical exam results performed by CIC medical doctors in most cases will not be shared with the applicant.  As stated before, all results directly go to CIC. If you are unsure about the test itself, you can consult with the physician itself.

Book your appointment in due time to get your Canada Immigration medical exam done in time. There could be long waits and delays so do not leave this to the very end!