Medical Fitness Test for Emirates ID: All You Need to Know

Medical Test for Residence Visa or Emirates ID

Are you planning to obtain or renew a residence permit (Emirates ID) in the UAE? Understanding the Medical Fitness Test is crucial. This test is a mandatory health checkup for foreign nationals above 18, ensuring they are free from communicable diseases like HIV and Tuberculosis. Here’s a clear, simple guide to help you through the process.

What Does the Medical Fitness Test Include?

uae medical fitness test for emirates id

The test comprises three key components:

  1. Physical Examination: A general health checkup.
  2. Blood Test: Screens for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, syphilis, and hepatitis.
  3. Chest X-ray: Primarily to detect tuberculosis.

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Quick and Convenient Testing

In the UAE, completing this test is remarkably swift:

  • Duration: Under 30 minutes.
  • Results: Can be received within minutes or on the same day.

Where to Get Tested?

Abu Dhabi: Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC) is a government-approved facility offering various screening packages, recognized by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health for visa medical screenings.

Dubai: Smart Salem, operating under the Dubai Health Authority, caters to various groups, including families, employees, and domestic staff.

Other Emirates: For residents of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, or Fujairah, it’s necessary to visit a clinic or health center that is under the operation of Emirates Health Services.

Options and Costs

  • CHSC in Abu Dhabi:
    • VIP Screening: Dh500 (results on the same day if screened before 11.30 am).
    • Fast-Track Screening: Dh350 (results within 24 hours).
    • Standard Screening: Dh250 (results within 48 hours).
    • Appointment Booking: Online, call center, or walk-ins (advance booking recommended).
  • Smart Salem in Dubai:
    • Cost: Dh700 per person.
    • Duration: 10 minutes for the test; results within 30 minutes.
    • Appointment Booking: Online or walk-in.

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CHSC and Smart Salem Locations and Timings

CHSC: Has multiple branches in Abu Dhabi with varying timings. VIP screening is available at Al Jazira and Mussaffah branches only.

Smart Salem: Locations include City Walk – Al Wasl, Index Tower – DIFC, and Dubai Knowledge Park – TECOM, with extended hours and varied timings.

Required Documents

Whether you’re applying for a new visa or renewing one, you’ll need:

  • Entry permit or residence visa copy.
  • Original passport.
  • Emirates ID (for renewals).
  • Clear photograph.
  • Contact details (mobile number and email).

After the Test: Getting Your Emirates ID

Once you pass the medical test, the Emirates ID and residency visa approval process begins. The entire process, including issuing the Emirates ID and residency permit, usually takes up to a week.

Tracking Your Results

  • In Dubai: If your test was conducted at a DHA center, you can track your test result by downloading the “DHA” mobile app and entering the reference number that was sent to you via SMS.
  • In Abu Dhabi: If your medical fitness test was conducted at a DPSC in Abu Dhabi, you can contact the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) at 800 50 for further information.
  • Other Emirates: Visit the EHS website, enter the Application Number that you received via SMS and your date of birth, and click on the search button.
How to track your medical fitness test result if you reside Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah at fitness.ehs.gov.ae website

This comprehensive guide is designed to simplify your Medical Fitness Test process for obtaining a UAE Residence Visa. Remember, staying informed and prepared is key to a smooth experience.

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Mohammed Ameen is a passionate blogger, writing since 2012 about expat life in the Middle East. His posts offer practical tips, guides, and keen observations to help fellow expats navigate life in the Middle East.