Saturday, October 24, 2009

Today is World Polio Day | Are those with polio inaddmissible to Canada?



Rotary International has declared October 24, 2009, "World Polio Day" as part of its its effort raise awareness and funds for the global push to end polio.

Today is World Polio Day | Are those with polio inaddmissible to Canada?

For more information about the campaign, click here.

Are those with polio inadmissible to Canada and can't be issued permanent resident visa?

Medical inadmissibility is to be decided by the visa officer based on the report from designated medical practitioners.

The following medical conditions are considered inadmissible:

1. Medical conditions that may cause danger to public health and safety

2. Medical conditions that may reasonably require excessive demand on the Canadian health care system or on social services in Canada

It will be evaluated on case to case basis. But based on our experience, we already have clients with polio who were granted PR Visa!