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How do I submit my Overseas Medical Attestation report?

Posted May 9, 2024

To submit your Overseas Medical Attestation report, read through the information below and send your report to CPSA by mail or courier.

  • The form submitted must be the original document with the physician’s physical (wet) signature.
  • CPSA only reviews the medical form signed by the physician. It is not necessary to include additional pages.
    • CPSA’s role is to verify that the medical exam was performed by a physician licensed to practice in Alberta.
  • Upon receipt of the medical report, CPSA will:
    • verify that the physician holds an active license to practice within Alberta and
    • affix our signature, stamp and seal the report.
  • The medical report and documents will be returned via the mailing or courier method provided. You must include a pre-paid return envelope along with the document.
    • The pre-paid envelope can have any return address for where you want it to be returned. Ensure you include:
      • Your address
      • VISA or employment office
        • Make sure to include all necessary documents/results, etc., within the package.
      • Company or individual helping with the application
        • Make sure to include all necessary documents/results, etc., within the package.
    • If no pre-paid envelope is provided, CPSA will return the document to the sender via regular Canada Post mail.
    • We recommend that the patient note any tracking numbers so they can view where the package is on its shipping route.
  • CPSA aims to process the document and return it within 2 business days.
    • Time frames for returning the document vary depending on the speed of service chosen by the courier company and their availability to collect the document.
  • In the event you must come in person to receive your attestation, please call 1-800-561-3899 and our support team will be happy to help you book an appointment.
    • CPSA is an appointment-only organization. We will try our best to accommodate your request.
    • Appointments are available on Tuesday afternoons, 1 pm – 3 pm, and Thursday mornings, 9 am – 12 pm.
    • If you are unable to make your 15-minute timeslot, please call 1-800-561-3899 and our support team will help you rebook your appointment.

How to mail or courier your report to CPSA:

Choose any mail or courier service type from the following list. Note: CPSA does not accept medical reports electronically, by fax or by copy versions.

    • Canada Post Regular Mail
    • Canada Post XpressPost
    • Purolator
    • FedEx

Mailing address:
CPSA (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta)
Attention: Reception
2700 – 10020 100 ST NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3

Additional information:

  • CPSA is unable to attest other documents outside of the Overseas Medical Attestation.
  • There is no charge for this service.