Medical exam to acquire your permanent resident residency status is a necessary requirement in order to successfully file for your application. Medical exams should always be a part of everyone routine to ensure their body is in fine working condition. In case of permanent residency medical exam, exams need to be performed by CIC doctors only.
Who can do your exam?
A normal physician, family physician or your neighbor local doctor who doesn’t fall under the CIC panel list is not eligible to perform the exam. Any exam done by that doctor will not be considered for your permanent residency exam and your application will not move forward. Bear in mind one thing – Medical Exam is the first thing that needs to be cleared in order for your application to proceed. Hence it is necessary to get it done the first time with the right CIC doctor!
What will the CIC doctor / panel physician do?
Your CIC medical doctor will do a complete medical exam that includes chest x-rays, urine tests, blood tests and general checkup. Once your medical exam is done, the physician will send the results to the CIC.
Your results will not be discussed with you. As stated earlier, your results will be sent directly. Once your results are sent to the CIC, all you have to wait! The CIC doctor does not make the final decision about your medical test. The Canadian government makes that decision. Once your results are submitted and sent, and if there any problem with the medical exam results that your CIC doctor submitted, CIC will directly write to you.
Fees for the exams
The fees to perform this medical exam vary from physician to physician. Your fees will generally be including all. The three tests mentioned above. In some cases, you may have to go to different faculty to get your blood test and chest x-rays done. The average fees to perform the exam would be between $250-320.
Validity of the exam
Your medical exam results are only valid for one year or 12 months from the day you give it. If your application is not processed during that time or you fail to file in your application during that time frame, then you would be required to the text again.
Advice to applicants
If you have any medical history, please discuss it with the panel physician to avoid any delays. Also make sure to take proper identification documents and necessary paper work to avoid any other delays.
Find the best CIC doctor by researching online and book your appointment in due time. All the best for tour medical exam!