Find out if you need a medical exam

As of November 23, 2017, the country/territory list for the immigration medical exam (IME) requirement for temporary residents applying to come to Canada for more than six months has changed. If you lived in Fiji, Singapore, or Tunisia in the past year (6 months or more), you now need an IME. If you lived in Argentina, Bahrain, Belize, Colombia, Portugal, the Seychelles, Surinam, or Venezuela, you may no longer need an IME. Find out more.

If you are applying to become a temporary resident of Canada, you must have a medical exam if you:

  • want to come to Canada for more than six months, and
  • have lived or travelled for six months in certain countries or territories in the year before you come to Canada.

You need a medical exam if there is a “yes” in the second column. Countries are listed alphabetically. Certain overseas locations may also be listed under the country of sovereignty, such as the United Kingdom.

Country/Territory Immigration Medical
Exam (IME) required
Medical
Office
Afghanistan yes New Delhi
Albania no London
Algeria yes London
American Samoa no Manila
Andorra, Principality of no London
Angola yes London
Antigua and Barbuda no Ottawa
Argentina no Ottawa
Armenia yes London
Australia no Manila
Australian external territory: Christmas Island no Manila
Australian external territory: Cocos (Keeling) Islands no Manila
Australian external territory: Norfolk Island no Manila
Austria no London
Azerbaijan yes London
Bahamas no Ottawa
Bahrain no New Delhi
Bangladesh yes New Delhi
Barbados no Ottawa
Belarus yes London
Belgium no London
Belize no Ottawa
Benin yes London
Bhutan yes New Delhi
Bolivia yes Ottawa
Bosnia and Herzegovina yes London
Botswana yes London
Brazil yes Ottawa
British Crown Dependency: Channel Islands no London
British Crown Dependency: Isle of Man, Mann no London
British Indian Ocean Territory: Chagos Archipelago no London
British Overseas Territory: Akrotiri and Dhekelia no London
British Overseas Territory: Anguilla no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: Bermuda no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: British Virgin Islands no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: Cayman Islands no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: Falkland Islands no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: Gibraltar no London
British Overseas Territory: Monserrat no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: Pitcairn no Manila
British Overseas Territory: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands no Ottawa
British Overseas Territory: St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan de Cuna no London
British Overseas Territory: Turks and Caicos no Ottawa
Brunei Darussalam yes Manila
Bulgaria no London
Burkina Faso yes London
Burundi yes London
Cabo Verde yes London
Cambodia yes Manila
Cameroon yes London
Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) yes London
Central African Republic yes London
Chad yes London
Channel Islands (British Crown Dependency) no London
Chile no Ottawa
Chile, Special territory of: Easter Island no Ottawa
China (PRC) yes Manila
China (PRC), Hong Kong yes Manila
China (PRC), Macao yes Manila
Colombia no Ottawa
Comoros, Union of yes London
Congo-Brazzaville yes London
Congo-Kinshasa yes London
Cook Islands (in association with New Zealand) no Manila
Costa Rica no Ottawa
Côte d’Ivoire yes London
Croatia no London
Cuba no Ottawa
Cyprus no London
Czech Republic no London
Denmark no London
Denmark: Faroe Islands (country within the Kingdom of Denmark) no London
Denmark: Greenland (country within the kingdom of) no London
Djibouti yes London
Dominica no Ottawa
Dominican Republic yes Ottawa
Ecuador yes Ottawa
Egypt no London
Eire no London
El Salvador yes Ottawa
Equatorial Guinea yes London
Eritrea yes London
Estonia no London
Ethiopia yes London
Faroe Islands (country within the Kingdom of Denmark) no London
Fiji yes Manila
Finland no London
France no London
France: French Guiana - Overseas dept. and region of no Ottawa
France: French Polynesia collectivité no Manila
France: French Southern and Antarctic Territories no London
France: Guadeloupe/Desirade - Overseas dept. and terr. no Ottawa
France: Martinique. overseas department no Ottawa
France: New Caledonia collectivité no Manila
France: Réunion department no London
France: Saint Barthélemy collectivité no Ottawa
France: Saint Martin collectivité no Ottawa
France: St. Pierre and Miquelon collectivité no Ottawa
France: Wallis and Futuna collectivité no Manila
Gabon yes London
Gambia yes London
Georgia yes London
Germany no London
Ghana yes London
Greece no London
Greenland (country within the Kingdom of Denmark) yes London
Grenada no Ottawa
Guatemala yes Ottawa
Guernsey (Channel Islands) no London
Guinea, Equatorial Rep. of yes London
Guinea, Rep. of yes London
Guinea-Bissau yes London
Guyana yes Ottawa
Haiti yes Ottawa
Holy See no London
Honduras yes Ottawa
Hong Kong: SAR of the PRC yes Manila
Hungary no London
Iceland no London
India yes New Delhi
Indonesia yes Manila
Iran no London
Iraq yes London
Ireland, Southern (Eire) no London
Israel no London
Italy no London
Ivory Coast yes London
Jamaica no Ottawa
Japan no Manila
Jersey (Channel Islands) no London
Jordan no London
Kazakhstan yes London
Kenya yes London
Kiribati yes Manila
Korea, North (Democratic People’s Republic of) yes Manila
Korea, South (Republic of) yes Manila
Kosovo yes London
Kuwait no New Delhi
Kyrgyzstan yes London
Lao, People’s Democratic Republic yes Manila
Latvia yes London
Lebanon no London
Lesotho yes London
Liberia yes London
Libya yes London
Liechtenstein no London
Lithuania yes London
Luxemburg no London
Macao, SAR of the PRC yes Manila
Macedonia, Rep. of no London
Madagascar yes London
Malawi yes London
Malaysia (Peninsular and East) yes Manila
Maldives yes Manila
Mali yes London
Malta no London
Man, Isle of (British Crown Dependency) no London
Marshall Islands yes Manila
Mauritania yes London
Mauritius no London
Mexico no Ottawa
Micronesia (Federated States of) yes Manila
Moldova, Republic of yes London
Monaco no London
Mongolia yes Manila
Montenegro, Rep. of no London
Morocco yes London
Mozambique yes London
Myanmar yes Manila
Namibia yes London
Nauru yes Manila
Nepal yes New Delhi
Netherlands no London
Netherlands: Aruba, constituent country of the no Ottawa
Netherlands: Bonnaire, special municipality of the no Ottawa
Netherlands: Curaçao, constituent country of the no Ottawa
Netherlands: Saba, special municipality of the no Ottawa
Netherlands: Sint Eustatius, special municipality of the no Ottawa
Netherlands: Sint Maarten, constituent country of the no Ottawa
New Zealand no Manila
New Zealand: Cook Islands (in free association with NZ) no Manila
New Zealand: Niue (in free association with NZ) no Manila
New Zealand: Tokelau (territory of NZ) no Manila
Nicaragua yes Ottawa
Niger yes London
Nigeria yes London
Niue (country in free association with New Zealand) no Manila
Norway no London
Oman no New Delhi
Pakistan yes New Delhi
Palau yes Manila
Palestinian Authority, The territories of the no London
Panama yes Ottawa
Papua New Guinea yes Manila
Paraguay yes Ottawa
Peru yes Ottawa
Philippines yes Manila
Poland no London
Portugal no London
Portugal: Azores, autonomous region of no London
Portugal: Madeira, autonomous region of no London
Qatar yes New Delhi
Romania yes London
Russia yes London
Rwanda yes London
Saharawi Arab Democratic Rep. yes London
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of no Ottawa
Saint Lucia no Ottawa
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines no Ottawa
Samoa, American no Manila
Samoa, Independent State of no Manila
San Marino no London
Sao Tome and Principe yes London
Saudi Arabia no New Delhi
Senegal yes London
Serbia no London
Seychelles no London
Sierra Leone yes London
Singapore yes Manila
Slovakia no London
Slovenia no London
Solomon Islands yes Manila
Somalia yes London
South Africa yes London
South Sudan, Rep. of yes London
Spain (and Balearics) no London
Spain: Canary Islands, autonomous community of Spain no London
Sri Lanka yes New Delhi
Sudan, South yes London
Sudan. Republic of (North) yes London
Suriname no Ottawa
Swaziland yes London
Sweden no London
Switzerland no London
Syria no London
Taiwan (Republic of China) yes Manila
Tajikistan yes London
Tanzania yes London
Thailand yes Manila
Timor-Leste yes Manila
Togo yes London
Tokelau (territory of New Zealand) no Manila
Tonga no Manila
Trinidad and Tobago no Ottawa
Tunisia yes London
Turkey no London
Turkmenistan yes London
Tuvalu yes Manila
Uganda yes London
Ukraine yes London
United Arab Emirates no New Delhi
United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) NO London
United Kingdom:  British Crown Dependency: Channel Islands no London
United Kingdom: British Crown Dependency: Isle of Man, Mann no London
United Kingdom:  British Indian Ocean Territory: Chagos Archipelago no London
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Akrotiri and Dhekelia no London
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Anguilla no Ottawa
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Bermuda no Ottawa
United Kingdom:  British Overseas Territory: British Virgin Islands  no Ottawa
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Cayman Islands no Ottawa
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Falkland Islands no Ottawa
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Gibraltar no London
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Montserrat no Ottawa
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Pitcairn no Manila
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands NO Ottawa
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan de Cuna NO London
United Kingdom: British Overseas Territory: Turks and Caicos NO Ottawa
Uruguay NO Ottawa
USA (Continental USA and Hawaii) NO Ottawa
USA: Guam yes Manila
USA: Midway Island, territory of the USA NO Manila
USA: Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of the USA yes Manila
USA: Puerto Rico, unincorporated territory of the USA NO Ottawa
USA: Virgin Islands of the USA NO Ottawa
USA: Wake Island NO Manila
Uzbekistan yes London
Vanuatu yes Manila
Vatican City NO London
Venezuela NO Ottawa
Viet Nam yes Manila
Virgin Islands (British) NO Ottawa
Virgin Islands (of the United States) no Ottawa
Yemen yes New Delhi
Zambia yes London
Zimbabwe yes London
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