31 Mar / 2018

Why Do Permanent Residents Need A Medical Examination?

In case you apply for permanent residency, you have to get an immigrant medical exam done. Your family member must also go through the medical examination, even if they are not shifting with you.

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Who is Capable of Doing the Exam for You?

You have to visit the doctor on the specified list of panel physicians. Keep in mind that your own doctor cannot perform the CIC medical examination. The panel physicians are going to do the complete medical examinations. This might refer you for laboratory tests and chest x-rays. Once you are done with the exams, the physicians will send over the results to the specific authority. However, the panel physician doesn’t make the final decision regarding the medical examination. It is the Government of Canada that makes the decision. In case there is some problem with the medical examination, they are going to get in touch with you in writing. Thus, make sure that you choose the right panel physician for doing your examination.

When to Get the Exam?

It is necessary to check the application instruction for the program which you are applying for to know when you have to get the examination done.  After you have submitted the application, you have to wait for the instructions. They are going to send instructions on how the CIC medical exam is to be done. Make sure that you go for the examination within 30 days of securing the instructions. If you are able to make a refugee claim at the port of entry, to a Border Service Officer will ask you to get the medical examination just within 30 days. If you are unable to follow these instructions then the authority might refuse your application.

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Get the CIC Medical Examination Done Before Submitting the Application

This is an upfront medical examination. For this too, you have to get in touch with a panel physician directly. Once you are done with the medical examination, the doctor will give you the document confirming that you have received your medical examination. Make sure that you include a copy of this CIC medical examination document along with the application. If you are lucky and the doctor works with the eMedical then they will offer you an upfront medical notification printout.  However, if the doctor works with the paper system, they will provide you with the copy of the upfront medical form. Make sure that you attach the form to the application prior to submitting this to the visa office. When you apply online, you have to upload this form before you can submit the application.

Things You Need to Bring

When you go for the appointment, you have to bring.

  • Proper identification, you will need at least one document along with your photo and signature. This can be national identity card, passport, or the driver’s license.
  • Contact lens or eye glass if you wear them.