Doing Medicals Before Requested

Old Apr 3rd 2003, 8:50 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 23
TOMBEKS is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Doing Medicals Before Requested

Does anyone have an opinion on the idea of independently arranging (and paying for) medical exams before being directed to do so by CHC. I have heard from an immigration consultant in the UK that this is a way of speeding up the processing time as the medicals only have a 1 year validity and the CHC will have to complete the remaining stages within that time.

I realise that there is a risk of wasting money as the rest of the application may be refused for non-medical reasons and that the validity could expire but it might be interesting for those who are some way into the immigration process.

Regards

Andrew
TOMBEKS is offline  
Old Apr 3rd 2003, 11:55 pm
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 122
maja7 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

It is true that it can speed up the process. Just remember that CHC does not have an obligation to complete the application because the medical will expire. There are many cases where the medical expires after a year and if the application is near the end extension is possible, if not the medical has to be done again.
maja7 is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2003, 1:51 am
  #3  
Andrew Miller
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Doing Medicals Before Requested

Visa post has no obligation to complete application process within any
specified timeframe just because medicals are about to expire. If your
consultant is claiming that they have to complete it within medicals
validity then immediately fire your consultant and ask for your money back.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)

For confidential phone consultation go here:

http://members.yahoo.liveadvice.com/andrewmiller_canada
________________________________


"TOMBEKS" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Does anyone have an opinion on the idea of independently arranging (and
    > paying for) medical exams before being directed to do so by CHC. I have
    > heard from an immigration consultant in the UK that this is a way of
    > speeding up the processing time as the medicals only have a 1 year
    > validity and the CHC will have to complete the remaining stages within
    > that time.
    > I realise that there is a risk of wasting money as the rest of the
    > application may be refused for non-medical reasons and that the validity
    > could expire but it might be interesting for those who are some way into
    > the immigration process.
    > Regards
    > Andrew
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Apr 4th 2003, 9:15 am
  #4  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 51
candia is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Doing Medicals Before Requested

How would you do it anyway, you don't have the forms sent out by chc? Would you just get them done by the approved doctor on the list and send different medical forms in or do the doctors have a supply?

Originally posted by Andrew Miller
Visa post has no obligation to complete application process within any
specified timeframe just because medicals are about to expire. If your
consultant is claiming that they have to complete it within medicals
validity then immediately fire your consultant and ask for your money back.

--

../..

Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
(delete REMOVE from the above address before sending email)

For confidential phone consultation go here:

http://members.yahoo.liveadvice.com/andrewmiller_canada
________________________________


"TOMBEKS" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Does anyone have an opinion on the idea of independently arranging (and
    > paying for) medical exams before being directed to do so by CHC. I have
    > heard from an immigration consultant in the UK that this is a way of
    > speeding up the processing time as the medicals only have a 1 year
    > validity and the CHC will have to complete the remaining stages within
    > that time.
    > I realise that there is a risk of wasting money as the rest of the
    > application may be refused for non-medical reasons and that the validity
    > could expire but it might be interesting for those who are some way into
    > the immigration process.
    > Regards
    > Andrew
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
candia is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2003, 10:51 am
  #5  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 19
miloluvr is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Doing Medicals Before Requested

Originally posted by TOMBEKS
Does anyone have an opinion on the idea of independently arranging (and paying for) medical exams before being directed to do so by CHC. I have heard from an immigration consultant in the UK that this is a way of speeding up the processing time as the medicals only have a 1 year validity and the CHC will have to complete the remaining stages within that time.

I realise that there is a risk of wasting money as the rest of the application may be refused for non-medical reasons and that the validity could expire but it might be interesting for those who are some way into the immigration process.

Regards

Andrew

Mr. Miller is totally right. CIC is not under any obligation to complete their processing of any approved applications before medicals expire. As a GENERAL RULE, they do try to complete the process so that a visa can be issued to you a few months in advance of the date of expiry of medicals, but with some things beyond their control (the length of time background checks take, for example), CIC cannot always promise this. Although most people only have to take medicals once, there have been posts on THIS VERY BOARD indicating that occasionally (most likely for backlogged posts in countries such as India and China) some people have to do medicals THREE TIMES. It's very unfortunate...

At the very best, doing medicals before instructed is probably going to be a waste of time and money (equivalent to roughly $300US). Also, without the medical forms, how would one do it anyway?

It really seems to me like lying low and not pushing the system unless something EXTREMELY unusual comes up is the best way to try to get through the system as quickly as possible. My interview is in less than 2 weeks and our processing time has been pretty much normal, mostly due to not enquiring too much or doing anything unnecessary.

Good luck,

Miloluvr
miloluvr is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2003, 10:33 pm
  #6  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 23
TOMBEKS is an unknown quantity at this point
Default ADVANCE MEDICALS

I am sure you are all correct about the CHC obligations regarding time. I do not have a conultant I was just tapping a few for free advice, maybe this particular bit of advice was somewhat dodgy.

As I said in my first post, there is obviously a risk involved and it should only be persued if you dont mind losing the money and having the dissapointment of seeing your newly gained medical info become out of date.

As far as getting the medicals done though, you really do just pick an approved doctor and pay the money, all results are sent straight to the high commission and so that part takes care of itself.

I think this only to used by the bold and the rich and I do not currently fit into either catagory.

NB. Please can someone make the £:$C exchange rate improve soon !

TOM
TOMBEKS is offline  
Old Apr 5th 2003, 4:31 am
  #7  
Mic_poster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Doing Medicals Before Requested

TOMBEKS wrote in message news:...
    > Does anyone have an opinion on the idea of independently arranging (and
    > paying for) medical exams before being directed to do so by CHC. I have
    > heard from an immigration consultant in the UK that this is a way of
    > speeding up the processing time as the medicals only have a 1 year
    > validity and the CHC will have to complete the remaining stages within
    > that time.
    >
    > I realise that there is a risk of wasting money as the rest of the
    > application may be refused for non-medical reasons and that the validity
    > could expire but it might be interesting for those who are some way into
    > the immigration process.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Andrew

Andrew,

First of all, I would doubt the competence of such a lawyer!
Secondly, even if your case is processed in a certain time and
you get your visa, then you might need some more time to get ready
to leave your current country and land in Canada.
Whereas, with an early medical you might be forced to land before
your one year period is expired.

HTH
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.