Health Assessments of Immigrants, Bound for Canada

Health assessments of the Canadian visa applicants are conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the Migration Health Assessment Center.

Appointments and Information

Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00, Monday through Friday, except national holidays.

Appointments and Information: 08:00 – 17:00, Monday through Friday, except national holidays. 

Phone numbers: (+977) 01 44 17 219 and (+977) 01 44 29 599

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC), 768/4, Thirbam Sadak, Baluwatar-4 (next to the main IOM office). 

Health Assessments Information Sheet CAN

What to bring to the health assessment

  1. Passport. Photocopies will not be accepted.
  2. Health Examination List (with HAP ID) and/or Examination Referral List if you want to use eMedical service.
  3. Previous chest X-rays, if available
  4. If you suffer or have suffered from any chronic condition or underwent major medical or surgical treatment, please bring medical records or hospital reports. Insufficient information may lead to delays and additional testing.

Important notices:

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian, who can sign and take decisions on their behalf.

Service fees


Fee in USD

Medical exam: adult (>11 year)


Medical exam: 5-11 years


Medical exam: <5 years


 Hepatitis B test


 Hepatitis C test


The fees are to be paid in US Dollars or Nepali Rupees at the IOM exchange rate for the month (check exchange rate with IOM staff).

 The fees do not include:

  1. Sputum tests for tuberculosis (TB) and TB treatment. Fees for TB tests are listed below.
  2. Any additional investigations, specialist referrals which may be required to establish or clarify a diagnosis. Price list is available from IOM staff at the reception.
  3. Any costs associated with the applicant’s stay in Kathmandu.

 The fees for additional testing for tuberculosis:

  1. Sputum collection and sputum tests, including microscopy, cultures on solid and liquid media – USD 100. *Not applicable for IOM cases referred by IOM Physicians
    This fee also include for the MTB identification, Rapid Drug Susceptibility Test (PCR) on positive sputum smear or culture and Drug Susceptibility Test for the first line drugs on liquid media (if culture is positive.)
  2. Chest Physician’s consultation – USD 30.

 Advice regarding the health assessment:

  1. For your medical examination you will be asked to take off all of your clothes, but please keep your underwear on.
  2. You may request a chaperon to be present at your physical examination if you are examined by a physician of the opposite sex.
  3. Do not conceal medical conditions. Deliberate attempts to hide them will be reported to the High Commission of Canada.
  4. Do not conceal pregnancy. Pregnancy will not affect your immigration prospects.
  5. Abstain from drinking alcohol on the day before the examination.
  6. Note that your whole body will be examined. Please maintain proper hygiene.
  7. Postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you or your child is acutely ill with a high fever or rash.
  8. If you use glasses or contact lens, bring them to the health assessment 


More about health requirements for Canadian visa applicants:



Location of the Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC)

IOM Kathmandu Office Map


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