IME Process explained with a step-by-step guide by IME Ontario located in Hamilton

  • MediSMart   •   March 22, 2023

At IME Ontario, we understand that the immigration process can be overwhelming, and the Immigration Medical Exam (IME) is just one more thing to add to the to-do list. That’s why we strive to make the IME process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.

IME Process explained by IME Ontario

IME Process

Conducting an Immigration Medical Exam involves four key steps, each of which is essential to the process. To help you understand each step and the necessary documents you’ll need to bring, we’ve provided a clear explanation on our website. For added convenience, we’ve also included buttons that link to supporting pages for each step. Simply click on the button to access the additional information you need.

Step 1 

To begin the process of conducting your Immigration Medical Exam, the first step is to schedule your physical exam appointment online.

Step 3

For patients aged 15 and above, a blood test is required as part of the Immigration Medical Exam. During the exam, a sample of your blood will be collected and tested for blood-borne infections, including HIV and Syphilis.

Step 2 

On the day of your appointment, arrive at least 15 minutes early and be prepared for your physical exam. Our registered panel physician will perform a variety of assessments, including checking your weight, height, hearing, vision, blood pressure, pulse, heart, lungs, abdomen, limb movement, and skin. You may also be required to take a urine test, depending on your age.

Step 4

Finally, you will be given a requisition for a chest x-ray to be conducted at a different location. This x-ray is done to check for any symptoms of tuberculosis.

Details about IME Process by IME Ontario

It is IMPORTANT to bring the following documents for your Immigration Medical Exam:

  • Passport (If not available, any government-issued photo ID will be accepted)

  • IMM1017 Form (Not necessary for Upfront Medical Exam)

  • Acknowledgement of Claim for Refugee Applicants (and Refugee Protection Claimant Document if available)

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