Assessing the immigration medical examination

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

A medical assessment is the review of an applicant’s medical file by a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) medical officer or delegated staff.

The validity period is 12 months from the date of the last medical assessment.

The process and role of officers, medical officers and Health Branch delegated staff.

This section provides guidance on the following:

  • Medical notification
  • Medical inadmissibility
  • Limitations on assessments
  • Conditions imposed on the visa
  • Admissible codes (M1, M2 and M3)
  • Excessive demand exempt code (M19, M29 and M39)
  • Inadmissible codes (M4, M5 and M6)
  • Surveillance codes (S1, S2.01, S2.02 and S2.02U)

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