A medical examination is of key importance in order to gain a permit into any nation. For this, the medical tests conducted by the designated practitioner are only considered. The designated physician sends these medical reports to the concerned authorities at the High Commission for the process to commence further.
For the purpose of medical clearances, the applicants are given the medical forms post evaluation of their application and the scheduling of the interview (if required). The validity of these medical test reports is for a year from the date of the report submission. In some cases, additional documents might also be asked for to check the health aspects of the applicant. The applicant might also be asked to undergo further tests.
For instance, according to the Canadian Immigration Act, those individuals who are suffering from a particular disability or disease or any form of health disorder are not permitted to enter the premises of Canada. The main reason behind this is:
- To avoid any possible threat to public health.
- They might have to depend or would cost on the local health and social services.
However, this is only valid if the applicant is suffering from one of the above at present. In case he has had any such disease in the past that has been cured, he would not be detained from obtaining a visa.
On the other hand, this does not mean that all those who do not show any signs of physical illness would be granted a visa. Many factors are considered while taking a decision on an individual applicant.
For example, as per the Immigration Regulations, if the applicant is found to be displaying some form of erratic behavior which is not expected and approved of him, he would be detained instantly. Here again, he might pose a threat to the local citizens. Thus, a question of doubt is raised on the panel’s mind leading to the applicant’s inadmissibility.
However, in cases of the above, the following are also considered:
- The extent to which the applicant would be relying on the social and the health services. This basically caters to the supply and whether it is limited or not.
- The effect on the local services with the permission given to such an applicant.
- Chances of the requirement for hospitalization.
- Whether the relevant treatment is available or not.
- What effect it would have on the employment aspects of the applicant.
However, the costs incurred for the treatment are not mentioned in the Regulations but it is discussed by the authorities while taking a decision regarding an individual. The entire timeline for the treatment along with the required costs and speculations regarding the same are considered.
Based on the decision taken by the medical officials, a final call is taken by the visa officer to give a permit or refuse a visa. Thus, it is highly recommended to check the grounds for admissibility before actually filing an application.
Ajay Sharma is an immigration expert who provides his valuable advice to people seeking immigration in countries like Canada, Denmark, USA, Australia and many others. With years of experience under his belt, he is the principal immigration consultant of ABHINAV, which is in business since 1994. Over the years, Abhinav has continually stood the test of time and has helped its clients in accomplishing their relocation dreams to foreign lands, successfully and smoothly.