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Old 03-01-2013, 05:28 AM
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Hi guys, just a quick tip about the medical. Don't send the medical with the application, wait until they request it. I sent mine at the time of the application, and I only got a case officer 17 months after the application, so the medicals were expired, I had to redo them, so I've paid for the medicals twice ($360x2) which sucks!! It is valid for 1 year, the co can extend it for a further 6 months, but mine was still expired at the time of the decision.


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Hi guys, just a quick tip about the medical. Don't send the medical with the application, wait until they request it. I sent mine at the time of the application, and I only got a case officer 17 months after the application, so the medicals were expired, I had to redo them, so I've paid for the medicals twice ($360x2) which sucks!! It is valid for 1 year, the co can extend it for a further 6 months, but mine was still expired at the time of the decision.
Thanks for the tip. I just booked my medicals for next week but I only submitted my application about six weeks ago and they're estimating a 13 month wait right now. I had wondered how strict they are on the 12 month expiration because I'm sure I read on the immi website that applicants should get them done as soon as possible. Great to know the CO can extend the period but that's still cutting it a little close. I just want to get it all over with!

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The only problem is, they requested my medicals with the acknowledgement letter that I got two days after applying. So there really wasn't much point for me in waiting for them to request them (and I frontloaded them anyway). I think when you apply onshore they will mostly ask you for them straight away now.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:28 AM
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The only problem is, they requested my medicals with the acknowledgement letter that I got two days after applying. So there really wasn't much point for me in waiting for them to request them (and I frontloaded them anyway). I think when you apply onshore they will mostly ask you for them straight away now.
Laegil,

My acknowledgement letter said the same thing. It looked like a standard sheet they put in every letter and it covered a bunch of things including health and character checks. It encouraged me to complete my police clearance, health check, and Form 80 as soon as possible.

I hope they take that into account in processing time... Although, paying another $332 to redo my medicals would be a drop in a very large bucket!

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Laegil,

My acknowledgement letter said the same thing. It looked like a standard sheet they put in every letter and it covered a bunch of things including health and character checks. It encouraged me to complete my police clearance, health check, and Form 80 as soon as possible.

I hope they take that into account in processing time... Although, paying another $332 to redo my medicals would be a drop in a very large bucket!
I think the standard acknowledgement is different based on country. Mine said basically the same as yours but did not request the Form 80 and it had a case officer name listed on it.

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I think the standard acknowledgement is different based on country. Mine said basically the same as yours but did not request the Form 80 and it had a case officer name listed on it.
I imagine they would send a different letter for different types of visas too. Although, it surprises me that they ask Canadians for a Form 80 but not Americans. You and I both know how many differences and similarities our countries have but I would have expected the requirements for immigration character checks to be the same. Maybe it's simply to add to the mystery of the DIAC. I seriously have this Wizard of Oz Emerald City idea about the place...

And was your case officer actually named? My acceptance letter was signed with a position number instead of a name and I have been wondering if perhaps this is my case officer's ID.

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I imagine they would send a different letter for different types of visas too. Although, it surprises me that they ask Canadians for a Form 80 but not Americans. You and I both know how many differences and similarities our countries have but I would have expected the requirements for immigration character checks to be the same. Maybe it's simply to add to the mystery of the DIAC. I seriously have this Wizard of Oz Emerald City idea about the place...

And was your case officer actually named? My acceptance letter was signed with a position number instead of a name and I have been wondering if perhaps this is my case officer's ID.
The email I received had a file number, HAP ID, and the name of a case officer (not heard from him though). Haha it really is like the Wizard of Oz. You just never know what can happen!

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please can one with seasonal allergic rhinitis fail the medical assessment.Thank you


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please can one with seasonal allergic rhinitis fail the medical assessment.Thank you
Isn't that hay fever which you can just take an over the counter for? I don't see why you would fail the test. I think they are mainly looking to see if people are going to be a drain on the gov't or trying to come there for healthcare, etc.

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please can one with seasonal allergic rhinitis fail the medical assessment.Thank you
No, unless your case is really unusual I'd highly doubt that you have anything to worry about.

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