Medical exams

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

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics.

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.

Find out more about medical exams for

Find a doctor

Your own doctor can’t do the medical exam.

You must find a panel physician we’ve approved to do medical exams.

Medical surveillance

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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