Can I book an appointment online?

Yes. Appointment can be scheduled by submitting a request online.  For an appointment after 1 p.m. please call our office or send us an email. We will do our best to provide you with the best available date and time usually within a few days.

Refugees, large groups and other categories, please call the office. 

What is an IME # ?

IME# – Immigration Medical Examination number is an 8 digit number that identifies your examination file. If you have filed an application to IRCC, this number can be found on the Medical Report Client Biodata and Summary Report issued to you by IRCC, accompanied by a bar code. You will not have this number if you are under the “Express Entry” category or other categories that require an “Upfront” medical examination.

What are UCI # and UMI # ?

UCI# – Unique Client Identification number that can be found on Visitor, Work and Student Permit issued by IRCC.

UMI# – Upfront Medical Identification number is an 8 digit number that identifies your examination file. It can be found on Upfront eMedical Document issued by the Panel Physician’s office after your visit.

I am pregnant, can I defer the chest X-RAY?

Yes. It is your responsibility to ensure the X-ray is completed after birth and notify our office after when it is done.

You may wish to provide your visa office with a copy of the Pregnancy Deferral document so they are aware of the deferral.

Can I eat before my appointment?

You can eat and do not need to fast before the appointment.

How long will it take to complete the examination and do all tests?

It will take approximately 1 ½ hours to complete the exam, X-ray and blood test.

How can I get a document as proof that I had my exams?

After your examination our office will provide you a document with your photo and eMedical identification number as proof that you had the medical exam.  This is an important document for applicant's doing an Upfront Medical Examination, as you must submit this to the Visa Office with your application.

Can I have a copy of my report?

Medical reports and x-rays for the medical exam become the property of IRCC.

Should you wish to have a copy of your complete medical exam, please contact our office.  Additional service charges will apply.

Do I have to pay if I am a refugee claimant?

No. Your IME and test costs should be covered by Blue Cross if you have coverage and a valid IFH Refugee Document.

How long will it take to have the medical results submitted to IRCC?

All medical results will be submitted electronically to IRCC and will usually take between 5 to 7 business days after you completed all the required tests and examinations.

Who makes the final decision on the medical exam?

The Panel Physician plays an important role in the immigration process but does not make the final decision regarding your medical exam. Final decision will be made by IRCC, Government of Canada.  If there is a problem or a need for further investigation, your Visa Office will contact you in writing.

How long is the exam valid for?

Your medical exam and test results are valid for 12 months only.  You may need to have another examination if your application is not completed within that time.

Where can I find out the status of my application?

If you have questions about the status of your application please call the IRCC Client Support Centre at 1-888-242-2100 (in Canada only).

You can also visit IRCC website for more up-to-date information

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