Pregnancy during the Pre AOR / Post ITA Preparations:
Since you and your spouse are required to have a medical exam part of which is an X Ray. You will be asked whether you want to get it done or delay it, the other parts of the medical exam have to be undertaken as normal. Most doctors advise against it however it is your own choice as to how you approach this.
If you don’t get the X Ray done - you will be provided with a pregnancy deferral letter which is a document you need to upload with the medical information sheet to your CIC account.
Having the Baby Pre AOR:
If you have the baby Pre AOR - it is, you are required to disclose him/her as part of the application in the Letter of explanation
So if your delivery date is before but close to the ITA deadline such that you will not be able to gather 1) Birth Certificate 2) Passport for the child, get the AOR ASAP!
This is because, if you are unable to provide the documents, you will not be able to file the application and if you don’t disclose the child that will be construed as misrepresentation.
Have filed the AOR & had your baby:
There is no hurry (Don’t take too long though unless it can be justified somehow)
Now that you feel ready to start working towards PPR, you should go get the X Ray done. The process is the same where you have to take an appointment informing them of the deferral. You also have to take your baby with you for his/her medical.
To get the medical for the baby done you need to:
- Open a CSE where you inform CIC of the LO (Little One)
Additional document required by CIC for filing application:
- Birth Certificate
*Once you open the CSE to add your baby :
Try to get the documentation ready before you do this. Normally, a CSE takes a week to get a response and they give you 30 Days to gather all the documents.
In some cases it may not be possible to gather all the documents in 30 days due to the bureaucratic structure of the government organizations so you may want to open the CSE once you have had some lead time but again don’t take too long.
Once you have gotten a response to the CSE:
1)They might request you to add the above mentioned documents for your baby, Little one (LO).
2)Request to fill IMM0008 Form - which is basically the complete application
3)Request you to fill IMM5406E Form - which is the additional family information form.
4)Request for medicals to be done for the baby - process for which is exactly the same as getting your own medical done.
*Disclaimer: Request for documents and additional forms might differ, please exercise your judgement and read the request from CIC carefully.