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Which one comes first: Medicals or Background Checks?

Old Aug 27th 2009, 12:55 am
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Hi everybody,

I have completed my personal interview and every thing was in order.
I would like to know what is the next step now, I asked this question to the officer during the interview, he said: "They will send you the medicals in three weeks", but this did not happen.
My immigration representative contacted the visa office regarding the application; they said it is under background checks.
I am confused about which one is first: The medicals or the background checks?
Can any one advise please?
Thanks in advance.

Below some information about my case:
Immigration category: Federal Investor.
Visa office: London.
AOR date: 12 May 2008.
Interview date: 15 June 2009.

Thank you very much, and best regards.
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Old Aug 27th 2009, 4:17 am
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They are started in parallel but of course may be completed at different times.
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Old Aug 27th 2009, 6:43 am
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QUOTE=Jim Humphries;7880390]They are started in parallel but of course may be completed at different times.[/QUOTE]

1. One proviso, if the VO feels that the background check may take longer than usual, then they will delay sending medical instructions to eliminate having to have a second medical.
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Thank you Jim Humphries and PMM for your kind reply, best wishes.
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1. One proviso, if the VO feels that the background check may take longer than usual, then they will delay sending medical instructions to eliminate having to have a second medical.
If somebody already received the medical instruction, does that mean the background check has been completed and passed?
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Hi Want2Move,

According to my information, it does not mean that.
The background checks can take a year or so in many cases, this depends on the number of countries you have lived in for 6 months or more since your 18th birthday.

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Originally Posted by st.catharines
Hi everybody,

I have completed my personal interview and every thing was in order.
I would like to know what is the next step now, I asked this question to the officer during the interview, he said: "They will send you the medicals in three weeks", but this did not happen.
My immigration representative contacted the visa office regarding the application; they said it is under background checks.
I am confused about which one is first: The medicals or the background checks?
Can any one advise please?
Thanks in advance.

Below some information about my case:
Immigration category: Federal Investor.
Visa office: London.
AOR date: 12 May 2008.
Interview date: 15 June 2009.

Thank you very much, and best regards.
Background checks are done before medical and once medical call done security check will start..
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As PMM and I noted earlier in this thread they are done in parallel with the aim of having them both competed at approximately the same time. If the visa officer believes that the background check will take more than a year the medical instructions will be sent out somewhat later but still before the background check is completed. This is for all cases except the sponsored spouse category.
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Thanks everybody. I have one more question.

My e-CAS says this, "Medical results have been received". Does that mean my family and I pass the medicals?
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Originally Posted by Want2Move
Thanks everybody. I have one more question.

My e-CAS says this, "Medical results have been received". Does that mean my family and I pass the medicals?
It's good news, I guess decesion is already made for your application and you should get mail anytime from now...Congrats
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It's good news, I guess decesion is already made for your application and you should get mail anytime from now...Congrats
Thanks for replying. I hope you are right and I will receive my PPR soon.
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