Below is a sample of a medical request letter from the New Delhi Visa Office, typed up by anil04_10 over at the CanadaVisa forum. Thanks for putting the time in Anil!
ON CHC Immigration Letterhead
UCI :………. Application: E00………..
(Bar code) (Bar code)
PA + Address
In order to determine if you meet the medical admissibility criteria in Canada’s immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), it is necessary for you and your eligible family members to undergo medical examinations. All persons for whom we have sent medical forms must be examined, whether or not they are accompanying you to Canada. Please note that the issuance of these medical instructions does not constitute a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
Note : If this is a request for a second medical examination, it is because earlier results have expired. All costs related to the medical examination including mailing costs are to be paid by the applicant.
This examination must be done in the next 45 days. Please make an appointment with a doctor within 45 days from receipt of this letter. If we do not receive medical reports for you (and your dependents) we will assume that you are no longer interested in proceeding to Canada and will refuse your application.
Your medical instruction package includes Section A of the medical form, Client Identification and Summary, for each person who requires a medical examination. Please check the accuracy of the personal information. If there are any significant errors please advice us by fax or letter quoting your file number and indicate the errors. We will send you a corrected form. You should then destroy the incorrect section A. If we have included your maiden surname or other name(s) in Section A you may still proceed with your medical examination. This office has provided Sections B to E of the Medical Report directly to examining doctors.
The medical examinations must be performed by a physician on the list of Designated Medical Practitioners (DMP) that is included with this letter. The DMPs will provide the results of your medical examination to a Canadian Medical Officer who provides an opinion of your medical condition under the IRPA to a visa officer examining the relevant application.
It is the DMPs responsibility to forward all medical results directly to the Canadian High Commission once ALL test results are received. Certain medical conditions may require more investigation and the DMPs may have to refer you for additional tests.
Although DMPs may discuss your medical concerns with you, the DMP is not able to indicate whether you have passed a medical examination nor whether a visa will be issued. Visa issuance is the decision of the Visa Officer.
Please make an appointment with the DMP whose office is located close to your area of residence.
The DMPs conduct examinations by appointment only. Please be sure to keep your appointment as you may be charged for the examination should you fail to appear. If you or any eligible dependent are outside your normal area of residence for an extended period of time, it may be possible for you to be examined by a DMP in another area. Additional information on DMPs in other countries is available on the internet at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/medical.html.
When you arrange your appointment, please also check what arrangements are to be made for your chest X-rays and laboratory tests.
When going for your appointment with the DMP you must take:
- This letter.
- Section A of the medical form for each member of the family being examined and any additional information as
specified in the instructions to applicants.
- Original, valid passports for each person being examined (photocopies are not acceptable). In the case of Refugee
applicants, present your Shanakhti pass, or Tazkira or UNHCR Identity card.
- Five (5) passport-sized photos for each person being examined
-The negative of a passport-size photograph for each person to be examined (preferably the negative of a black and
white photograph you submitted with your application)
- Eye glasses (if applicable), list of prescription drugs taken or any relevant medical report(s) from previous conditions
which the doctor may need to discuss. Documented evidence of Tuberculosis (TB) treatment is required if you have
been treated or TB in the past.
If you do not take all the above to your appointment, the DMP may not examine you and you might need to take a new appointment, thus incurring delay. The DMP will forward your medical reports to this office directly. You are not to handle medical results yourself.
What is included in the medical examination?
- complete medical examination – for persons of all ages
- chest X-ray and report – for all persons 11 years of age and over (and others if there are concerns of TB in the
- urine analysis including microscopic examination – for persons 5 years of age and over
- syphilis serology – for persons 15 years of age and over
- HIV testing for 15 years of age and over, children who have received blood or blood products or who have HIV
positive mother or all potential adoptees. If the first test is positive, a second confirmatory test must be done at
the expense of the applicant.
It is possible that after the completion of your medical examination and submission of reports, further tests or reports may be requested. You will be advised accordingly.
It is recommended that routine immunizations for all children and adults be initiated or completed before departure for Canada (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, mumps, measles, rubella, hepatitis A and B and meningococcal), and where available, immunization records should be brought to Canada. A number of Canadian provinces require presentation of such records for school registration.
Please consult the fee schedule for applicants in order to find the cost of the medical examinations. Please note that medical examinations are undertaken at your own risk and expense. Completion of the medical examinations does not guarantee issuance of a visa. Should you subsequently be refused a visa, there will be no refund of the fees and costs incurred.
Effective April 20 2010
RATES FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATION
AGE GROUP PHYSICAL EXAM LABORATORY X-RAY HIV TOTAL
Applicants 5 yrs Rs 700 Rs 700
Applicants 5 yrs to < 11 yrs Rs 900 Rs 150 Rs 1050 Applicants 11 to 15 yrs Rs 1400 Rs 150 Rs 400 Rs 1950 Applicants > 15 yrs Rs 1400 Rs 150 Rs 400 Rs 350 Rs 2500
- Please note that the saving should be passed on to the applicant in the event that the cost of chest X-ray,
VDRL and urinalysis is less than the allowed maximum.
- Do not change the applicant extra for postage as it has already been incorporated in the total.
- HIV testing for 15 years of age and over, children who have received blood or blood products, have a known HIV
positive mother, or all potential adoptees.
- If the First one is positive, a Second confirmatory test must be done at the expense of the applicant.
- An additional Rs 100 only may be charged for a furtherance when you see the applicant in your office.
The issuance of medical instructions does not constitute final acceptance of your application. Your application will not become finalized until we have advised you of final decision. You will receive a letter letting you know if an interview will be required to finalize your case. Sponsored spouses and dependent children may expect their case to be reviewed within six months from the date of the submission of the sponsorship. For regular updates on New Delhi’s processing times, please visit our website http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/New-delhi/servstan-en.asp?#perm.http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/New-delhi/visas-en.asp Please do not contact us if your case is proceeding according to the processing times noted on our website. In the meantime, we suggest that you not make any commitments related to the application until your case has been concluded. ANY STEPS THAT YOU TAKE NOW E.G. DISPOSING OF PROPERTY OR EFFECTS, OR GIVING UP EMPLOYMENT OR ACCOMMODATION OR TAKING OTHER COMMITMENTS CONCERNING YOUR PROPOSED MIGRATION OR VISIT TO CANADA WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IMPORTANT: IMMIGRATION MEDICAL RESULTS ARE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE EXAMINATION.
PASSPORTS: Please DO NOT send your passports to us until we request them from you. However, please submit any photos or height/ eye colour information that was requested in earlier correspondence at the exact address noted on this letter by whatever means you deem to be sufficient secure other than by hand. Delivery of these documents by hand at the High Commission will not be accepted.
Important: Since we do not mail passports to addresses outside of India, Nepal and Bhutan you must, if you have not already done so, provide a mailing address in that territory.
Reminder regarding the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) must be paid for you and your spouse (if any) before Permanent Resident visas can be issued. If not paid already, RPRF payment now will help avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of you case. f you are being sponsored as a member of the family class, RPRF must be paid by your sponsor in Canada.Only applicants in the Economic Class (i.e., Skilled Worker Class, Business Class and Provincial Nomination) may pay RPRF at the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi. Please refer to our website http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/new-delhi/fees-en.asp for current applicable fees.
If the medical results are satisfactory, we will continue processing your application and will contact you in due course. Please do not contact us to enquire about your medical results. You may be asked to come at the Canadian High Commission for a repeat medical examination by the Medical Officers of the Canadian High Commission. We will correspond with you if you do not pass your medical, or if further medical examinations are required.
If you have applied as a skilled worker, a brochure and application for the Canadian Immigration Integration Project has been included with these medical instructions. We encourage you to take advantage of this FREE service which is intended to assist you as you make the transition to working in Canada.
PS: THIS IS A VALID COMPUTER GENERATED LETTER NOT REQUIRING ANY SIGNATURE