Police & Medical Clearance for Canadian Visa: Procedure and resources

 Author: Parminder Singh, LL.B, Juris Doctor (Canada)
Police & Medical Clearance for Canada Visas
  • You need a police and medical clearance if you intend to enter Canada for more than 6 months.
  • You need a police clearance certificate from all countries where you have lived 6 months or more.
  • You do not need a Police clearance if you are less than 18 years of age
  • Your police clearance certificate must have been issued no more than three months before you submit your application.
  • Your medical is valid for 12 months.
1) Police clearance certificate
a) Process for residents of the Punjab: 
Only the Senior Superintendent of Police
b) For districts other than the Punjab:
Applicants should contact the local Senior Superintendent of Police/  Superintendent of Police/ Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Additional Commissioner of Police, or the Station House Officer.
(Police clearance certificates issued by the Regional Passport Office are also acceptable but the process is longer)

d) For all other countries Check here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/security/police-cert/index.asp

2) Medical clearance certificate
This certificate is valid for 12 months
Go to any of the following doctors and request them for an UPFRONT MEDICAL. Take your offer of admission or your immigration document or letter with you. Call them to make an appointment and to ask them what documents you should bring to the doctor.
 A list of recognized doctors is provided hereunder:
For Greece, see the list of doctors here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx

For all other countries: http://www.cic.gc.ca/pp-md/pp-list.aspx