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Children Born Abroad to Cdn. Citizen-OHIP Coverage 

RichardKveton
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Posted On: 29 days ago
RichardKveton
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Hello I am a Canadian Citizen, but have worked abroad for 20 years.

I’m now returning to Canada with my wife (US/Russian Citizen) and my two girls.

The girls were born in Russia but they have Canadian citizenship.

My question is this, I know I need to wait six months to get my OHIP back, but how long until my kids, and wife (dependent) would be covered?

Is this also three months after application or would it be immediate for them?
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Posted On: 15 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

According to ServiceOntario, you should apply for OHIP as soon as you establish residency in Ontario.

Both you and your daughters should be eligible after the 3 month waiting period, if you have presented all the necessary documents.

You can find information regarding which documents are required in our Settlement.Org What documents do I need to apply for a Health Card (OHIP)? article.

In terms of your wife, it would depend on whether or not she is arriving as a permanent resident. If she will be arriving as a permanent resident, she will also have to wait the three month waiting period.

If this is not the case, you may want to contact the ServiceOntario Infoline directly for some information once you arrive.

During the 3-Month waiting period, you may want to look into some other options. You can find some information in our Settlement.Org How can I pay for health care in my first 3 months in Ontario, or if I don't have OHIP? article.

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
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