Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has put in place a temporary public policy that exempts some low-risk, in-Canada foreign nationals from having to complete an additional immigration medical exam as part of their application for permanent residence or for a permanent resident visa.
This temporary public policy seeks to streamline the health screening requirement for foreign nationals who have made an application from within Canada and have previously completed an Immigration Medical Exam, that included a physical examination, and have a new or pending application under the Act, or are an in-Canada family member of a foreign national who has a new or pending application under the Act, while limiting public health risks to Canadians and strain on the Canadian health care system.
If you have completed an Immigration Medical exam (IME) within the last 5 years (on or after October 6, 2017), include your IME or UMI number when you submit your online application for permanent residency. IRCC will process your permanent resident application with your previous medical exam results and notify you of next steps.
If you have not previously completed an IME, please complete one before you submit your application.
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