When scheduling an MCC exam, your identity documents are reviewed and accepted by the MCC. These documents remain valid on your physiciansapply.ca account for a period of 5 years, which is your Identity Validity Period.
If available, the expiry date of your Identity Validity Period will be transferred to CaRMS to help verify the Canadian citizenship/legal status in your CaRMS application.
Note: Your Identity Validity Period will only be shared if one of the following documents was reviewed and accepted by the MCC, and the IVP has not expired:
- Canadian passport
- Canadian birth certificate
- Canadian Permanent Resident card
- Canadian citizenship card
The MCC will not accept requests to renew your IVP unless the period has expired and the applicant is applying for a new service (e.g. examination; source verification of a document).