Medical Test Procedures for Visit and Family Visa in Qatar (2019)
People moving to Qatar for employment or on a family visa and also for a stay more than a month has to take a medical test. The purpose of a medical test is to protect the health of the people who live in Qatar and also to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from people who move into Qatar.
The Medical Test carried out in Qatar Medical Commission may include Blood Test, Screening for HIV/AIDS, Chest X-Ray, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis etc.,
Medical Test Procedures in Qatar for Workers / Medical Test for employment:
All new workers wishing to work and live in Qatar have to do a health screening after landing in Qatar to receive a Work Residence Permit (RP). It is mandatory for the Job seekers from the below list of countries to undergo a separate medical check-up at home through one of the below Abroad Health Centers before coming to Qatar:
Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan
Before undergoing the Medical Commission exam you have to obtain a blood-type certificate from any authorized clinic. After obtaining the blood-type certificate, you should go to Medical Commission and they will undergo tests which comprise of blood test and also chest X-ray. Blood test screening includes screening for diseases including Hepatitis B and C, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
People who are employed in restaurants, barbershops, laundries, health clubs, and also other public places are required to undergo annual health checks.
Medical Test Procedures in Qatar for families:
For workers families, the same rules apply. As well as, an adult family member over the age of 18 is required to have a medical examination.
Post Medical Screening
So Medical test is over, the next step is to register your fingerprints digitally (only for 18 & above years) with the Ministry of Interior after completing the medical test. The fingerprinting headquarters is located on Salwa Road off the Industrial Area flyover. Also, many other centers are located for the convenience of people. Below are the ones…
- Al Khor
- Al Shamal
- Industrial Area (near Nissan roundabout)
Location Map: Click here to find the Medical Commission location
The Medical Commission is responsible for conducting the health exam and is located on Al Muntazah Street off E-Ring Road. Also, below private hospitals similarly are authorized to carry out the mandatory medical procedures and they charge a fee to conduct the health exam.