Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I2C update # 9 . . .

We are now in another phase of this immigration thing . . . Since I have submitted my IELTS result last December 23 it was a very loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggg wait for the next step. Finally, last February 15, we have received the medical request from the Canadian embassy. Too bad that I was down with a bad cough as well as the two kids that's why we were not able to undergo the medical exam right away. I consulted our company doctor first if my cough would affect the result of the x-ray. She told me that it wouldn't have any negative impact on the x-ray since it's just a normal cough.

Last Saturday, February 20, the whole family went to Nationwide Clinic in Makati to have our medical exam. We were accompanied by my mother in law so that she can help us with the two kids while hubby and I are undergoing our respective medical exams. We were in the clinic before 9am and there were quite a number of people already.

We immediately went to get our forms and it was a lot! Specially for me that I have to fill up the forms for the two kids as well. The medical exam was the usual thing except that they have different parameters. They are looking into the more serious illnesses like AIDS, syphilis, hepatitis and tuberculosis. We were asked to wait for the result of the laboratory tests before we were cleared to leave the clinic.

We had our sighs of relief when our numbers were called and told us that we can go home already. We were indeed lucky! Some of the applicants were asked for repeat urinalysis while others were asked for additional tests like ECG. Good thing that we are really into healthy living except for the occasional coffees and some food tripping . . . he he he . . .

We are now into the next waiting game. This time for the passport request from the embassy for the visa stamping. I hope this will come before end of March so that we can avail of the promo from Cathay Pacific since it is really a good deal. 'Til my next I2C update . . .

2 comments:

a boy's mom said...

hi nol, wow congratulations...mabilis na yan..i remember 3 weeks after submitting the medical results we got an email request to send our passports na for visa stamping...that was the firs time they communicated thru email. :)

btw, if you dont mind, may travel agency ka ba? nag-aabang din kasi kami ng promo fares for july hehe :)

Irmee said...

Hi Nol, I remember that medical, grabe, it took us almost the whole day, imagine 4 of us and my baby was then 3 months old. e kaka-fill up lang ng form naubos na oras ko hehehe. Madali na yan! I'm so happy for you, balitaan mo ako ha! I'll give you my number so you can call me once you get here.