If you are applying for a Canadian visa, you will be required to undergo a medical examination. You could be declared medically inadmissible to Canada if you fail your medical examination.
If you have a medical condition that could be highly communicable or could possibly cause you to act violently and harm Canadian citizens, you will not be allowed to enter Canada.
What are the Reasons for Medical Inadmissibility?
You may be found medically inadmissible for the following reasons:
- Danger to public health: Your condition may endanger public health in Canada
- Danger to public safety: Your condition may endanger public safety in Canada
- Excessive demand on health or social services: Your medical condition would affect the waiting period for health services in Canada or cost more than the cost of health services for an average Canadian by a multiple of 3
What are the Requirements of Medical Inadmissibility?
Canadian authorities will send you a letter if you are found to be medically inadmissible to Canada. This letter is known as a procedural fairness letter.
It is recommended to hire an immigration litigation lawyer to help you appeal the decision. You could be required to provide additional information and evidence on why you should be allowed to enter Canada.
How to Overcome Medical Inadmissibility?
You could be asked to provide a mitigation plan to overcome medical inadmissibility. A mitigation plan is when you are asked to provide a reduction plan if your condition is causing an excessive demand for health or social services.
What are the Exceptions to Medical Inadmissibility?
You are exempt from the condition of medical inadmissibility if you are:
- A refugee or a family member of a refugee
- A person in need of protection
- Sponsored by family or spouse
Call and speak to our team, so that they can book a time with a licensed immigration professional who will answer all your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Medical Inadmissibility
Having certain mental illnesses that can cause you to act violently can make you medically inadmissible to enter Canada.
No, medical inadmissibility does not change due to financial resources.
Why Is It Necessary to Seek Legal Representation?
Has your Canadian immigration application been rejected? Have you been refused entry to Canada or is it much worse?
Treated unfairly by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) or the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), by a tribunal or by an immigration officer?
Distressed over your situation? Is a family member involved?
There can be hope for almost every negative situation on an immigration-related decision.
Your current outcome is not definitive, it can be challenged.
Under Canadian immigration laws, almost all refused applicants have the right to seek judicial review of their immigration challenges. Most foreign nationals, permanent residents and most sponsors also have rights to appeal their cases.
At My Visa Source, our experienced immigration litigation lawyers have successfully represented our clients in front of The Federal Court and the four divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
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