Temporary public policy to exempt certain in-Canada foreign nationals from the Immigration Medical Examination requirement
As part of departmental efforts to streamline the application requirements for permanent residence applications for in-Canada foreign nationals in the context of Agency Directives>Border closures and travel restrictions, the Immigration Medical Examination process has been identified as an area where operational efficiencies can be gained without introducing significant public health or program integrity risks. Under this temporary public policy, eligible in-Canada foreign nationals who have applied to become a permanent resident or for a permanent residence visa, and eligible in-Canada accompanying family members, would be exempt from the requirement to submit to a new Immigration Medical Examination required under paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Act), paragraph 30(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Regulations), and where applicable sub-paragraph 65.1(1)(d)(ii) and 72(1)(e)(iii) of the Regulations. These exemptions would apply where the foreign national or in-Canada family member meets the conditions below.
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