Medical Test for Saudi Iqama: with the improved technology used by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, now it is very easy to check the status of medical report for Saudi Iqama online.
All of us know that we know that we have to go through the medical test before applying for the first Iqama. For few nationalities, they have to go through this medical test at the time of renewal of Iqama. It is important to mention here that this is different from medical test performed in your home country for the visa processing. One example is the GAMCA in Philippines or GCC Approved Medical Centers Association clinics. You need to go through to them if you want to work in GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar.
A medical test is an important part for your Iqama issuance since you need to pass it for you to be issued with an Iqama. The medical test conducted in Saudi Arabia for your Iqama issuance is relatively different from the medical test conducted in your home country prior to leaving. The test done in your home country is more detailed compared to the one conducted here in the Kingdom.
Having said that, it is easier for you to pass the medical exam in KSA. First, you need to go to the medical center in the place where your Kafeel is. Remember that you can only use one of these medical facilities for your test. You can get your result after two days on the same medical facility. The result is also sent to the Ministry of Interior Online Database. When you go to the medical facility, you need to bring your original passport with you and pay for SR 200.
Medical Tests for Saudi Visa
When you process a visa from your home country, you undergo a medical examination in Saudi embassy designated laboratories. In this line, you need to check for GAMCA-related to your specific country.
The result of your medical report is updated – together with your passport – on the Saudi Embassy system. If the result is negative, they will not process your visa. Hence, it is recommended that you take the same exam from a private laboratory to ensure that you are fine before undergoing the actual exam.
If you go to the approved medical facility without knowing if you are well or not, and they find some diseases that are infectious, then you might find yourself facing a period of ban from entering the Kingdom. Below are the details of the medical tests being performed in your country to process your Saudi Visa.
- Chronic renal failure
- Chronic hepatitis failure
- Congestive heart failure
- Diabetes mellitus
- Known case of cancer
- Psychiatric disease and neurological disorders
- Physical disabilities, i.e. color blindness, deafness
- HIV/AIDS reactive
- Hepatitis B surface antigen, HCV reactive
- Microfilaria positive and malaria blood film positive, known leprosy patients
- Tuberculosis- any type, X-ray showing active PTB, past evidence of PTB or healed
- Pulmonary scar, including minimum fibrosis, calcification (granuloma) pleural thickening, pleural effusion, tuberculosis lymphadenitis
- VDRL/TPHA reactive
Source: GMA News TV
However, kids do not have to go through the medical test to apply for first Iqama. Doctor will just make a pediatric checkup and measure height and weight. There is no need of medical test or vaccination certificates. In order to check the status of medical test report for Saudi Iqama online, you will have to open any of these two websites.
Encode your border number and the phone number you have registered while at the medical center. Just find the entry stamp and you will see your border number on the same page which is hand-written.