the CanadaVisa Team - 23 November, 2017
The Government of Canada has updated its list of countries for which an immigration medical examination is required in order to apply for a temporary resident visa.
Depending on an individual's country of residence at the time of the application and the duration of his or her intended temporary stay in Canada, a medical examination, or IME, may be required before that individual is granted entry to Canada. Not all temporary residents in Canada, or persons intending to come to Canada on a temporary basis, need to undergo an IME, but some do.
An IME is now required for residents of Tunisia, Singapore, Fiji and Timor-Leste.
The update also removed IME requirements for the following countries: Argentina, Bahrain, Belize, Colombia, French collectivity of Wallis and Futuna, Portugal, Seychelles, Surinam, Venezuela.
The changes came into effect Nov. 23, 2017, and affect the following people:
For temporary resident visa applications submitted before Nov. 23, 2017, from countries for which an IME is no longer required, IRCC says the following applies:
For applications submitted before November 23, 2017, from residents of Singapore, Tunisia or Fiji, IRCC says no IME is required.