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OHIP Coverage for the Returning Canadian 

softdreamx
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Posted On: 23 days ago
softdreamx
softdreamx
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Greetings,

To speak a brief situation that I am currently into, I hold valid Canadian citizenship and I have been worked in overseas for 405 days until now.

I am returning to Canada on April 14, 2019 and I just heard about the OHIP coverage will take up to three months for the returning Canadians. By looking at the other people who asked the similar type of questions, I am not qualified in the exemption of waiting three months period.

My question is whether I can apply now even though I am outside of Canada and what are the required documents that I need to submit to avoid three months waiting period.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Best regards,
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Posted On: 15 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Unfortunately, you are unable to apply for OHIP from outside Canada.

In terms of your situation, you may want to try and contact ServiceOntario directly to find out what you will be required to present.

Call ServiceOntario, INFOline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free)
In Toronto, (416) 314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm


I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS, CRS
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