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Posted On: 15 June 2021 05:00 pm
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How to get a medical certificate for working in Qatar?

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In Qatar, all newcomers wishing to work and live here are required by law to take a medical examination. The purpose of this exam is to keep the country free from infectious diseases and to protect the health of the entire population.

Do you know there are different medical examination requirements for specialised jobs in the food sector, beauty salons, health clubs, and laundries?

Scroll down and see what documents you'll need and what the procedure is to get a medical examination done for different employment purposes at the Medical Commission in Qatar.

What is the Medical Commission?

How to get a medical certificate for working in Qatar?
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The Medical Commission is regulated by the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar. Its purpose is to conduct medical examinations to issue Fitness Certificates and Health Certificates for various purposes, and to ensure the candidate’s well-being and whether they are medically fit for employment in Qatar.

If you need an appointment for a medical examination, you can book one either at the main Medical Commission building or the Qatar Red Crescent (Mesaimeer).

There are three private hospitals authorised to carry out the mandatory procedure for a fee. These are Al Ahli Hospital, Al Emadi Hospital, and Doha Clinic Hospital.

    General medical requirements in Qatar

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    Before visiting the Medical Commission, the individual needs to have a blood-type certificate which can be obtained from any hospital or clinic in Qatar for a small fee. This must be brought to the Medical Commission when undergoing the medical examination. The Medical Commission will perform a blood test and an x-ray of the chest to ensure the individual is not suffering from diseases like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, and Tuberculosis.

    Note: newcomers from the following countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines - must complete a medical examination at the Qatar Visa Centre in their home country before coming to Qatar.

    Booking an appointment at the Medical Commission

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    There are two ways to book an appointment with the Medical Commission to undergo a medical examination for employment purposes.

    Offline

    Individuals or their company can book an appointment directly at the Medical Commission Department by calling +974 4467 9111 or +974 4407 3933.

    They can also visit the Medical Commission and request an appointment directly.

    Online

    • Go to the Medical Commission's online appointment booking system.
    • If you do not have a registered account, click on “new user”.
    • On the user Registration page, choose Individual, and enter the QID ID number and password. Click on Search.
    • On the next screen, you will be asked to type in your mobile number and e-mail address. Click Submit.
    • You will receive a Mobile Code and Email Code on your registered mobile number which you must enter in the required fields.
    • After verification, you will receive your username (QID number) and temporary password by SMS.
    • Login and on the Change Password screen, you must change your password. Click Submit.
    • Go back to the online appointment booking system. Type in your QID number and the new password. Click on Login.
    • Go to the Registration tab. Enter requested information and attach your clear passport size photo (otherwise your application will be rejected).
    • Once registered, the details of the application will be forwarded to the Ministry of Interior.
    • Depending on where you work, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) from your workplace might be able to help you with booking an appointment.
    • Go to the Payment tab, and pay the appropriate fees online. The fee is QR 20 to work in the food sector, beauty salons, health clubs, and laundries and QR 50 for employment in other sectors.
    • Go to the Appointment tab. Select your preferred location for the medical examination appointment: Medical Commission or the Qatar Red Crescent (Note: this location only accepts male applicants who are applying for work residence), and choose an appointment time.
    • Go to the Print Receipt tab. Click on Print the Receipt.
    • Take the printed receipt to the Medical Commission or Qatar Red Crescent to get examined at your appointment time.

    Medical examination to work in the food sector, beauty salons, health clubs, and laundries

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    Individuals who apply for a medical license to work in the food sector, beauty salons, health clubs, and laundries must undergo a medical examination at the Medical Commission and bring all the required documents. These individuals must undergo annual health checks at the Medical Commission.

    Required documents

    • Medical examination form (Medical Fitness Certificate) with a cell phone number mentioned.
    • Original passport (for first-time applicants) or a copy of the passport with a valid residence permit and copy of entry visa (for returning applicants).
    • 2 recent passport-size photos.
    • A copy of the individual's previous medical license in case of renewal, transfer of sponsorship, or change of job.
    • A copy of the establishment's ID number.
    • A copy of the commercial registration of the food sector, beauty salon, health club, or laundry branch the individual will be working at.
    • A copy of the practice license issued by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) to those under family sponsorship.
    • Vaccination card.

    Instructions

    • The employer must register the individual through the Ministry of Public Health website.
    • Make an appointment at the MOI Medical Services Department before the medical examination at the Medical Commission.
    • Fill out the medical license issuance application form and print it out.
    • Attach all required documents as mentioned above.
    • Go to the Medical Commission and get the medical examination done.
    • Submit the original registration receipt to the Medical Commission to receive the medical fitness certificate.

    Fees

    QR 20 (payable by debit or credit card).

    Medical examination for employment in other sectors

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    Individuals who want to undergo a medical examination to work in Qatar must visit the Medical Commission with all the required documents.

    Required documents

    • Medical examination form (Medical Fitness Certificate) with a cell phone number mentioned.
    • Qatari ID or original passport.
    • Two recent passport-size photographs.
    • A letter from the employer clarifying the post for which the applicant is nominated.

    Instructions

    • Submit all the documents to the Medical Commission.
    • Get the medical examination done.
    • Submit the original registration receipt to the Medical Commission to receive the medical fitness certificate.

    Fees

    QR 50 (payable by debit or credit card).

    Medical Commission Results

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    You can check the result of your medical examination conducted at the Medical Commission, Qatar Red Crescent, or the accredited private hospitals online:

    • Go to the website: click here!
    • Select the ID option and enter the required number.
    • Select appointment type, then enter test date.
    • Click on “Search”.

    Please note:

    • You can check the results only from the previous three months.
    • It will take 72 hours for your results to be updated on the system.
    • If the medical results are not reflected on the online system, please consult the Medical Commission counter.
    • Those who had their medical examinations at accredited private hospitals can contact the Medical Commission during the working hours from 7 am - 7:30 pm on +974 4467 9161 or +974 4467 9134.

      Post medical examination

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      Qatar is very strict when it comes to its medical policies. Those who fail the medical examination will be notified immediately and sent back to their respective countries.

      Those who pass the medical examination, are required to register their fingerprints at the CEID headquarters at Salwa Road, Al Rayyan. For more information about fingerprinting in Qatar, you may check our article HERE!

      * For any information or assistance, you may call at +974 4407 8933 or send an email to [email protected].

      Medical Commission details

      Sources: Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Public Health; Hukoomi Medical Commission User Manual; Ministry of Interior
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