If you are from Canada and you want to study abroad, it is best to get your medical examinations in Canada before you even leave the country. This makes things easy for you as well. As a non-immigrant working permit holder, you need to get your medical examination in Canada before even planning on leaving for your study trip. Otherwise, you may have to stay illegally in Canada while waiting for your health examination.
For you to be allowed to have your medical examination in Canada, you must have a passport and can’t be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You can either get your initial medical checkup before or after you submit your application to study in Canada. This is also known as an upfront medical examination. For this, you can either go directly to a panel physician or see a private doctor. If you apply via a sponsored scholarship, you can use a health care provider that is approved by the panel physician. Otherwise, you can get one by going to a recognized private or university medical center in Canada where you can use a primary care physician.
However, if you are from Canada and you plan to study outside your own country, you can also get your medical exam in Canada before you leave for your overseas study trip. For this, you can either do a direct visit to a panel physician or go to a private or university medical center in Canada that is approved by the panel physician. For you to have your exam in Canada, you have to fill out a health information form that will include your physical examination history, medical history, medications you are currently taking, your HIV and Hepatitis status, details about your current family health issues, details on your work or studies in Canada and details about your immigration background. When you submit this information, it should include the date of birth and year of birth.
Once you have all this information, your panel physician will review it to verify whether there are any existing medical conditions that might cause a rejection on your visa. This includes the following: cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, epilepsy, fatigue, gender, hydrocephalus, language, previous offence, physical or mental illness, travel-related issues, failed naturalization, and reasons why you require public assistance (e.g. Canadian citizenship or another passport). Once all the information has been verified, your panel physician will write a recommendation to your Country of Citizenship or Immigration department that will then be used to determine whether your application will be approved or rejected.
Your panel physician will also discuss your personal circumstances with you and your medical history with you. When this process is completed, the physician will discuss your personal circumstances with you and write a report for your personal use. You can only read and keep one copy of this report. The doctor will usually make recommendations to your immigration medical exam panel. Your panel physician will discuss your recommendation with your doctor and then make recommendations to your medical clinic staff to help you in completing the medical exam and obtain your passport.
It is important that you review your panel physician’s report carefully before you submit your completed medical questionnaire. If any information on your report is false or misleading, you could be in violation of Canada immigration law and/or the United States Department of State’s immigration regulations. For example, if you lied on your medical questionnaire about being physically fit, you could be in violation of the law. False answers on your medical questionnaire can also lead to you being denied entry into the United States. In addition to lying on your questionnaire, you may also be in violation of United States immigration regulations for failing to disclose prior criminal convictions or charges if they occurred in Canada, as well as being inadmissible to Canada as a dangerous criminal.