Medical Exam

Medical Exam

Ensure that your immigration medical exam is valid prior to travel to Canada. IRCC may cancel visas for students whose medicals have expired.  

COVID-19 updates

The Government of Canada has announced the removal of COVID-19 border and travel measures effective October 1.
For more information please visit the COVID 19 Travel Canada website 

Validity of a medical exam

An immigration medical exam is valid only for a period of one year from the date the exam was taken. You’ll find the date on the up-front immigration e-medical document.
 

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What to do if your medical will expire prior to travel

  • Step 1: You must complete a new immigration medical. Please refer to the list of designated medical practitioners for your country on the IRCC's website.
  • Step 2: Upon completion of your medical exam, send an update to the IRCC via webform.

What to do if your medical has expired?

  • Step 1: You must complete a new immigration medical. Refer to the list of designated medical practitioners for your country on the IRCC's website. 
  • Step 2: You must update the IRCC with your new medical exam via a visa office-specific webform submission.  Please find your designated visa office’s webform on the IRCC's website. 
  • Step 3: Verify in your MyIRCC Portal if your visa has been cancelled. If your visa has been cancelled, you do not need to submit a new application to the IRCC. The IRCC will update your file with your new medical exam and will “re-activate” your visa. You can verify the reactivation of your visa in your MyIRCC Portal. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Do not book travel to Canada until your visa has been re-activated. 

Airline staff in the country of origin will deny boarding to travellers destined to Canada if their immigration medical is expired.