Canada Visa Applicants

The IME for Canada visa applicants is available at the following St. Luke’s Extension Clinic branches:

  • Manila – 1177 Jorge Bocobo St., Ermita, Manila 1000

  • Taguig – Room 1002 10th Floor Medical Arts Building, St. Luke’s Medical Center – Bonifacio Global City, Rizal Drive cor. 32nd Street, Taguig Cty

Clinic hours are as follows:

  • Manila – Mondays to Fridays from 7:00AM to 4:30PM

  • Taguig – Mondays to Fridays from 8:00AM to 2:30PM

Both clinics are closed on Philippine holidays.

Yes, you need an appointment for your IME. To schedule an appointment online,
click here.

St. Luke’s Extension Clinic is operating under reduced capacity in accordance with IATF guidelines. For everyone’s safety, we strongly discourage walk-in cases.

No. An appointment for IME can only be made through our Online Registration Form.

No. Each individual person must have a separate appointment for the IME.

St. Luke’s Extension Clinic allows only one (1) companion for the following cases:

  • Person with Disability (PWD)

  • Elderly (60 years old and above)

  • Minors (17 years old and below)

Social distancing is strictly observed within the clinic so we try to limit the number of people inside the building.

Each individual visa applicant must bring the following documents on the day of the IME:

  • Appointment Confirmation email for medical examination

  • Valid passport – original and photocopy of the biographic data page

  • 2 pieces passport-size photos with white background (Write your complete name at the back of each photo. All photos should be clean and free from smudge

  • Medical Instruction Letter from the IRCC (Form 1017)

  • For upfront medicals: Letter of acceptance from school or express entry checklist, if available

  • Accomplished COVID-19 Health Declaration Form

Minors (17 years old and below) not accompanied by their parents must also present:

  • Letter of Authorization/Special Power of Attorney stating that the companion is authorized to sign on behalf of the parent (companion must be knowledgeable of the minor’s medical history)

  • Parent’s government-issued ID – two (2) photocopies per applicant

  • Companion’s government-issued ID – original and two (2) photocopies per applicant.

Canada IME package fees Click here.

After registering online, applicants may pay through Security Bank:

  • Over the counter at any Security Bank Branch

  • Security Bank online payment (with existing SBC online bank account)

  • Security Bank mobile app (with existing SBC online bank account)

If you are not able to come on your medical appointment date or if you want a new schedule, you can register online to get a new medical examination appointment. Your previous appointment will automatically be cancelled.

Applicants who have already paid for their medical examination but were not able to come on the appointed date can still use their payment for their next registration. Just present proof of payment at the reception area.

The routine IME consists of the following tests/procedures:

Age Group Required Examinations
0 to 4 year old Medical History and Physical Examination
5 to 10 years old Medical History and Physical Examination, Urinalysis
11 to 14 years old Medical History and Physical Examination, Urinalysis, Chest x-ray
15 years old and above Medical History and Physical Examination, Urinalysis, Syphilis Test, HIV Test, Serum Creatinine, Chest x-ray

No, fasting is not required for IME. We advise you to come on a full stomach since food in not allowed inside the clinic


Yes, pregnant women can undergo an IME.

Please be advised that a chest x-ray is part of the IME. Women are asked to sign a consent form stating that they understand the risk of the procedure in case they are pregnant and are willing to undergo the procedure.

For pregnant women who wish to wait after their delivery to do their chest x-ray, their medical reports cannot be completed and submitted until they have completed all requirements.

Pregnant applicants may choose to defer their chest x-ray test however the IME healthcase is put on hold and the applicant will be provided a “Pregnancy Deferral Letter” with instructions. Other parts of the medical can be submitted but the status of the IME will be “On HOLD pregnancy” until the chest x-ray is completed.

Yes, if available. Please be guided of the following:

  • Chest x-ray films should be 3 months old or more, and must clearly show the patient’s complete name, date of x-ray, and name of the facility/clinic.

  • Immunization records must show the patient’s complete name, vaccines given, date of administration, and the name, signature and license number of the physician. Immunization records from health center should be written on official form. Immunization records from other countries should be translated to English.

Chest x-ray images from non-panel clinics are not allowed for the IME.

No. Vaccines are not required for IME but recommended for travel.

No. Sputum examination is required only for applicants with abnormal chest x-ray results suggestive of active TB.

No. COVID Vaccine is not available at St. Luke’s Extension Clinic since the vaccine is not for sale in the Philippines.

The IME process usually takes 3 to 4 hours.

The medical fee is inclusively of all routine requirements. However Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had updated their Canadian Panel Member Guide to Immigration Medical Examinations which now requires a creatinine test for all applicants ages 15 years old and above.

An additional fee of Php625.00 will be charged for the test on top of the medical exam package.

Upfront medical examination is when you do your medical examination before you complete your visa application and this is usually done for student, worker and visitor visa applicants. There is no category for permanent residency in the eMedical system for Upfront Medicals.

IRCC have instructions to select the “worker” category for permanent visa applicants to enable the panel clinic to upload examination findings for submission to IRCC.

If you are being sponsored as a spouse, partner or child you cannot get an Upfront Medical. Wait for IRCC instructions before going for your medical exam.

eMedical is an electronic health processing system that is used by panel clinics accredited to do immigration medical examination for US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. All results of the medical examination will be uploaded via eMedical and electronically submitted directly to the embassies.

Embassies may need more information to complete their medical assessment. They get this through the furtherance process. Furtherance might create additional costs for the applicant, including additional tests and specialist evaluation.

Applicants may either received furtherance requests directly from the embassies through emails or be informed of furthered requests by the panel clinics.

No, applicants scheduled for visa medical examination starting April 1, 2022 no longer require RT-PCR testing.

However, the test may be required again if the number of daily COVID-19 cases suddenly rise so visit our website regularly for the latest announcement.

Applicants with signs and symptoms of possible COVID or are close contact of a COVID case will not be allowed entry into the building and will have to postpone their medical examination until they have completed the required isolation/quarantine period.

  • Fully Vaccinate applicants with asymptomatic or mild symptoms of COVID-19 and with (+) RT-PCR test, will need to complete seven (7) days of isolation. Start of isolation is the day when symptoms first appeared and on the day of the swab test.

  • Ten (10) days isolation is required for all unvaccinated/partially vaccinated applicants with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 infection. Applicants with moderate COVID-19 infection will also need ten (10) days isolation regardless of vaccination status.

  • Applicants with severe COVID-19 infection are required to isolate for at least twenty-one (21) days.

Close contacts of a COVID (+) individual are required to quarantine and will not be allowed to proceed with their medical examination. Start of quarantine period is one day AFTER when the positive RT-PCR result was received and not from the day of the swabbing.

  • Fully Vaccinated close contacts of a COVID(+) individual is no longer required to undergo quarantine if they are asymptomatic. They may proceed with the medical appointment.

  • Partially vaccinated or Unvaccinated close contacts still need to undergo quarantine for 14 days from end of exposure. They may undergo their medical examination on the 15 days after the (+) case was diagnosed.

Applicants who develop symptoms during their quarantine period will have to complete the required isolation period first before being allowed to proceed with their medical examinations. Day of isolation starts from the date when symptoms first appeared or from the day when the (+) swab test was taken.

Once you develop symptoms for COVID or get a positive RT-PCR you will not be allowed to proceed with your medical examination until you have done the following:

  • Complete your isolation period (for COVID cases)

  • Complete your quarantine period (for close contacts of COVID cases)

  • Report to your local health unit or barangay to secure a medical clearance stating that you have completed your required isolation/quarantine period.

  • Secure a medical certificate from your attending physician certifying that you tested positive for COVID and have completed the required isolation or quarantine period.

(Note: Reporting to your barangay or attending physician should be done at the start of your isolation/quarantine period and not at the end. Certificates should mention the date when you tested positive and when you started and ended your isolation or quarantine period)

You do not have to repeat your RT-PCR test or register again for another appointment.

After completing your isolation/quarantine period, you may then proceed to SLEC for your medical examination.

Please present the following documents upon entry:

  1. Result of your (+) RT-PCR test

  2. Certificate from your barangay or attending physician

  3. Confirmation letter for your medical appointment

Any changes to the information you submitted must be done on the first day of clinic visit at the reception area.

For those applicants coming to SLEC from other countries for their medical examination, please check the latest IATF resolution for the required isolation./quarantine period before coming to SLEC. Applicants who have not complied with the guidelines can be reported to the local health unit.

Payment of medical examinations is valid until the applicant has availed the medical examination. However, if the applicant fails to complete the medical requirements within the validity of the medical report (e.g. start the medical examination process but failed to return for other procedures until the medical report has expired), then the examination can no longer be completedand submitted and applicant will have to register for a new medical examination and pay the required fees.

For an on-site refund

You may proceed to SLEC - Ermita located at 1177 Jorge Bocobo St. Ermita, Manila. Every weekday except holidays from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Bring the following documents for the release:

  1. Original validated transaction slip from the bank.

  2. If claimant is not the registered applicant please bring the following:
  3. An original authorization letter with an affixed signature

  4. Photocopy of valid ID of the authorized person affixed with 3 signatures.

For Bank or Digital wallet refund

  1. Filled-out Bank Transfer Refund Form

  2. Proof of payment

  3. Front and back photo of the valid ID of the registered applicant.

  4. Selfie Photo of the registered applicant holding their valid ID.

  5. If the registered name is different from the bank account holder.
  6. Front and back photo of the valid ID of the receiving bank account holder.

  7. Selfie Photo of the receiving bank account holder holding their valid ID.

Email the following to with subject format of Refund + Name (First Name, Last Name, Suffix) of the registered applicant (example: Refund Juan De la Cruz Sr)

The refund will be processed within 14 working days from the submission of complete requirement.

You may download the Bank Transfer Refund Form in this link

St. Luke’s Extension Clinic allows only one (1) companion for the following cases:

  • Person with Disability (PWD)

  • Elderly (60 years old and above)

  • Minors (17 years old and below) - except when accompanied by a visa applicant paren

You will need to contact SLEC via phone at +632 8521-0020 ext. 605/513/502 or email us at so we can schedule you. You can also proceed to SLEC-Ermita at the 5th floor follow-up area from 8:30AM to 11:30AM and 1:30PM to 3:30PM to secure a schedule.

Call or email SLEC so we can give you a schedule for your sputum collection or proceed to SLEC at the 5th floor follow-up area to secure a schedule.