Due to COVID-19, some panel physician offices may be closed.
If you would like to schedule an immigration medical examination (IME), contact the panel physician’s office to check that they’re open and performing exams.
If your application is in progress and you can’t complete your IME due to COVID-19, please provide
- proof that a medical appointment is scheduled, including the name of the panel physician and the date and time of the appointment, or
- a letter of explanation of your efforts to have the IME done
We’ve put in place a temporary public policy for immigration medical exams (IMEs) until October 6, 2024.
If you completed an IME within 5 years of submitting your new application, include the IME number (or the unique medical identifier number) from your previous exam in your current application.
You may be exempt from completing another IME if you meet all of these conditions:
- You applied, or are applying, for either permanent residence or temporary residence.
- You already live in Canada.
- You completed your previous IME in the last 5 years.
- Your previous IME indicated a low risk or no risk to public health or public safety.
You may need a medical exam if you want to come to Canada. This is to make sure you’re not inadmissible for medical reasons.
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Your own doctor can’t do the medical exam.
You must find a panel physician we’ve approved to do medical exams.
If you’re found to have inactive tuberculosis in your medical exam, you’ll be required to undergo medical surveillance once you’re in Canada to ensure that you get proper treatment.
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