If the Immigration officer has doubts based on the below, you will be asked to go to Secondary Inspection. At the Secondary Inspections, there are far more questions. Being prepared on how to answer these questions and what to expect at the border is key:
- has doubts about the person’s identity;
- suspects the person may have a criminal record;
- believes the person may require documentation such as a work or study permit;
- has concerns about the length of time the person is requesting in light of their actual travel plans.
You become inadmissible to Canada on health grounds if your health condition:
- is likely to be a danger to public health;
- is likely to be a danger to public safety; or
- It might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand for health or social services. Referral for an Immigration Secondary examination is mandatory when a foreign national:
- is seeking to enter Canada in order to undergo medical treatment; or
- is obviously ill.
It is not possible, given the time constraints of the primary examination process, to assess the health status of every foreign national seeking authorization to enter Canada.
Usually, prior to entering Canada, you will be asked to undergo a medical examination. For example, most visitor visa applications require you to undergo a medical examination. Obtaining a visitor visa will depend on your medical condition. If you do not pass the medical examination, your visitor visa will be refused.
If you are considered inadmissible to Canada, it is important that you have an experienced professional by your side. All types of inadmissibility are complex cases which can seriously impact your immigration application.
Refused Based on Medical Inadmissibility?
Most applications require a medical examination as a normal part of the immigration process. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; therefore, there is no firm list of inadmissible conditions, but in general, individuals with health conditions that may pose a risk to the public health or safety or a condition that would be deemed to cause excessive demand on Canada’s health care and/or social services are considered to be medically inadmissible (the latter is waived in the case of spousal/common-law and child sponsorships).
However, it is possible to challenge this by providing recent and compelling medical reports from a reputable medical professional stating that your medical condition would not cause an “excessive demand” on Canada’s social and health care services.
In some cases, those who are medically inadmissible may be issued a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).
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