Frequently Asked Quesions

New Zealand Visa Applicants

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

  • Manila – 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, Manila

  • 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 – Tuesdays to Fridays, from 8:00AM to 12:00NN

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 smudges)

  • 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.

New Zealand IME package fees are as follows:

Age Group Medical Package Fee
0 to 4 year old Php2,420.00
5 to 10 years old Php2,650.00
11 to 14 years old Php4,370.00
15 years old and above Php13,350.00
Chest x-ray Only Php2,530.00

St. Luke's Extension Clinic accepts cash and credit card payments at the clinic cashier. Applicants who register online may also pay via Security Bank Bills Payment Facility.

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, CBC, Hepatitis B Antigen, Serum Creatinine, Glycosylated Hemoglobin, 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.

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.