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The medical reviews on this site for really helpful for me preparing for my medical so I thought I would include mine. Hopefully it'll be of some value to people.

 

I had my medical exam for my CR-1 visa yesterday at 2:15pm with Dr. Ian Zatzman in Maple, ON (AKA Richmond Hill AKA Toronto suburbs). I was able to book it online and got confirmation within an hour or two that my appointment time was approved.

 

Finding the building is straight-forward enough. The parking lot isn't huge but it's free. There's a Tim Hortons in the plaza which could be handy if you need to fill your bladder for the urine sample!

 

Dr. Zatzman's waiting area is quite cramped as it's long and narrow. Almost everybody in the waiting room was there for a visa medical. I arrived at 1:30pm which turned out to be a good thing because it took the receptionist awhile to enter everything into the computer. I brought 4 passport photos, my interview letter, my passport, and my vaccine records. She took copies of everything and gave the originals back (minus the photos). The fee to Dr. Zatzman's office was $240 + $20 to courier the results. They take cash or debit.

 

I was called in about 2:20pm and the part with the doctor himself was very quick. As others have mentioned, he's a friendly guy and likes to chit chat about where you're moving. He even asked me if I'm on VisaJourney after I had said I already knew what the medical would be like. :) He transcribed my vaccine records onto a form, asked about any health issues or surgeries, checked my blood pressure, and listened to my heart really quickly. The whole thing was maybe 5-7 minutes.

 

For anyone who is nervous about the question about drugs and alcohol, the way it was worded to me was, "Have you ever had any drug or alcohol problems?" 

 

After that, he gave me some forms and I had to go downstairs for the next part. The x-ray office is different from the blood and urine sample office, but they're both on the first floor. Both were very quick to get in and out. The x-ray cost $60 and I was able to pay with debit. The blood and urine sample was $18.10, and I paid that with debit as well.

 

I was back in my car by about 2:55pm.

 

All in all it was really simple. I had been worried about not having all the vaccines but I was able to get my immunization record from public health immediately when I called. If anyone else is like me and lost their immunization booklet thing from childhood, just call or go to your local public health office. When I called the one in my hometown, she told me I can call any of them in Ontario and they have access to it. She emailed it to me no problem.

 

If you have any questions, let me know or PM me!


"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going."

CR-1: Texas Service Center and Montreal Consulate

Wedding: 2015-04-11

NOA1: 2015-12-18

NOA2: 2016-04-28

AOS paid: 2016-07-03

IV paid: 2016-07-24

DS-260 completed: 2016-07-27

Mailed AOS & IV package to NVC: 2016-10-24

Scan date: 2016-10-31

Sent for supervisor review: 2016-12-16

Case complete email: 2016-12-30

Medical (Dr Zatzman in Toronto): 2017-01-16

Interview: 2017-02-13 (approved!)

POE: 2017-04-13 (Detroit/Windsor tunnel)

Received 10yr GC: 2017-05-20

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13 minutes ago, Nalyne said:

Hi just wanna ask what if I don't have immunization record. Thank u 

 

Are you in Ontario? If you are, you can call your local public health office and they'll get your record to you asap. That was my experience, anyway! It may be similar in other provinces.

 

If you don't have that, you can try getting it from your doctor (if he or she administered the vaccines). If not, you will just have to pay for the vaccines at the appointment.


"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going."

CR-1: Texas Service Center and Montreal Consulate

Wedding: 2015-04-11

NOA1: 2015-12-18

NOA2: 2016-04-28

AOS paid: 2016-07-03

IV paid: 2016-07-24

DS-260 completed: 2016-07-27

Mailed AOS & IV package to NVC: 2016-10-24

Scan date: 2016-10-31

Sent for supervisor review: 2016-12-16

Case complete email: 2016-12-30

Medical (Dr Zatzman in Toronto): 2017-01-16

Interview: 2017-02-13 (approved!)

POE: 2017-04-13 (Detroit/Windsor tunnel)

Received 10yr GC: 2017-05-20

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9 hours ago, Nalyne said:

Yes I am in ontario. The prob is I'm not canadian. I'm worker since 2015. Maybe will just pay to the appointment doctor?Do u have any idea how much probably the cost?Thank u 

 

Are you not able to get vaccine records from your home country?

 

I don't know the exact cost, sorry. The exam itself is about $300 (or at least it was where I went). I don't know how much the vaccines are, you'd have to google around or call the doctor you plan to see.


"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going."

CR-1: Texas Service Center and Montreal Consulate

Wedding: 2015-04-11

NOA1: 2015-12-18

NOA2: 2016-04-28

AOS paid: 2016-07-03

IV paid: 2016-07-24

DS-260 completed: 2016-07-27

Mailed AOS & IV package to NVC: 2016-10-24

Scan date: 2016-10-31

Sent for supervisor review: 2016-12-16

Case complete email: 2016-12-30

Medical (Dr Zatzman in Toronto): 2017-01-16

Interview: 2017-02-13 (approved!)

POE: 2017-04-13 (Detroit/Windsor tunnel)

Received 10yr GC: 2017-05-20

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Not sure if your'e still active, but this helped a lot! My fiance has to fly into Toronto, since he's from Manitoba, and I was freaking out about being able to get the xrays and labs done along with the medical (I had seen some other countries split it up).

 

One question, though, you mentioned courier service.. how long did it take to get the results mailed to you? 


Filed K1:             08.03.2017
I-129F NOA1:     08.09.2017
I-129F NOA2:     03.01.2018 

NVC Received:   03.15.2018

NVC Case ##:    03.22.2018

NVC Left:            03.23.2018

Case Ready:       03.27.2018

Packet 3:             04.09.2018 **We sent our Packet 3 information once a week before we received anything from the consulate**

Packet 4:             04.10.2018

Medical:              04.24.2018

Interview:           06.06.2018

POE:                    06.22.2018 

             

 

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4 hours ago, kas634 said:

Not sure if your'e still active, but this helped a lot! My fiance has to fly into Toronto, since he's from Manitoba, and I was freaking out about being able to get the xrays and labs done along with the medical (I had seen some other countries split it up).

 

One question, though, you mentioned courier service.. how long did it take to get the results mailed to you? 

I'm really glad to hear this helped you!

 

I have a more detailed timeline in my profile which is good because I didn't actually remember! According to my profile timeline, I received the results 9 days later, but that was within Ontario FYI. Good luck with everything! Let me know if you need anything else. 

Edited by JlovesA

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going."

CR-1: Texas Service Center and Montreal Consulate

Wedding: 2015-04-11

NOA1: 2015-12-18

NOA2: 2016-04-28

AOS paid: 2016-07-03

IV paid: 2016-07-24

DS-260 completed: 2016-07-27

Mailed AOS & IV package to NVC: 2016-10-24

Scan date: 2016-10-31

Sent for supervisor review: 2016-12-16

Case complete email: 2016-12-30

Medical (Dr Zatzman in Toronto): 2017-01-16

Interview: 2017-02-13 (approved!)

POE: 2017-04-13 (Detroit/Windsor tunnel)

Received 10yr GC: 2017-05-20

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