Dubai Medical Tests For Dubai Residence Visa

Dubai Medical Tests For Dubai Residence Visa

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Medical Tests for Visas In Dubai

Non- UAE residents of Dubai are expected to undergo medical examinations in order to get their residency visas. This might seem quite daunting as the medical centers are a bit chaotic. It may take you a couple of hours to get your tests done, but the staff are very professional, the medical centers are hygienic and results arrive quickly.

The tests that need to be done are a blood test and a chest x-ray. The blood test is to test for communicable diseases such as HIV and the chest x-ray is taken for the purposes of testing for TB. If the test results are positive, the applicant will be deported from the UAE. If you suspect that you suffer from a communicable disease it is advisable to get tested in your home country first.

WHAT YOU REQUIRE FOR THE TEST

1) A letter from the typing office – most government applications have to be obtained in Arabic from the typing office and an application for a medical test is no exception. It is easily obtained as there are many typing centers in the UAE.
2) Two passport photographs
3) Health card receipt or number
4) Test fee of AED 250
5) Your original passport

THE PROCEDURE

There is usually a ladies area in the government hospital, so you will be separated from the men. This makes the wait a little shorter and easier. You will be given a number and will go to have a blood test with one nurse and an x-ray in the x-ray room. Once you have surpassed the queue the procedure is very quick.

Results are usually ready the following day, you will have to collect them in order to complete the submission for your visa. If you are found to have a communicable disease, you will be deported from the UAE. However if your results test positive for TB, you will be treated before being deported.

Certain categories of employee, such as maids and nannie, will also have to undergo a pregnancy test before they can obtain their visa.

The test is a little time consuming and you might be sent back and forth a few times before you get it quite right because procedures change constantly, consider this one of the biggest hurdles in obtaining a residency visa.

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  • Omer Farooq  on  17 Sep 2014 12:24:41 AM

    Hi, My husband is in UAE and he is applying for my resident visa. Hopefully it will be done. The thing is I am worried about the medical test, as I am pregnant. No issue on blood test. But what about x-ray? this will be delayed or what? Please advise

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  • Max2507  on  26 Jul 2015 12:07:57 PM

    My husband sponsors myself and our two children and our visas are now up for renewal, my son is now 12 years old, does anyone know what age children have to be when they then have to have the blood test and chest x-ray?? My husband thinks 12, I thought 18?? Thanks in advance for feedback.

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  • admin  on  26 Jul 2015 02:55:28 PM

    Hi Max2507. It should be 18 before a child needs to submit a medical test for the renewal. You can call the governments toll free number on 800-5111 for more information. HTH EW Admin

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  • Priyanka Padiyar  on  30 Jul 2015 03:21:37 PM

    I friend of mine came to UAE after getting married and her husband is trying to get her on his visa. Her medical came positive saying it has traces of TB. The redid the test from a private hospital and it has come negative. She has no history of TB either. She did blood test and some advance test as well. Is there any way we can get her medical and visa sorted? How can we request for a remedical?

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  • admin  on  02 Aug 2015 05:29:24 PM

    Hi Priyanka, suggest you discuss with your company PRO or call immigration for more information 800 5111 HTH, EW Admin

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