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mxt Sep 23rd 2008 3:56 am

Resident Visa medical test in UAE
 
Hi all,

Does anyone have a list of items included in the medical check once we arrive in the UAE for employment?

Thanks!

Meow Sep 23rd 2008 5:53 am

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Items?? The medical consists of a blood test (HIV, Hep etc) and also a chest x-ray if the sponsor is based in a free zone.

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Welivehere Sep 23rd 2008 5:57 am

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 6810416)
and also a chest x-ray if the sponsor is based in a free zone.

and even that is unlikely if you are Western expat.....

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 7:35 am

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always a chest xray for employment visa

Welivehere Sep 23rd 2008 7:46 am

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So what's an employemnt visa and whats the difference to a residence visa (if any?)

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 8:13 am

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to gain a visa you must have a medical, if you are in military for example they make the kids take the test as well, which i dont agree with, but the worker needs to have the usual medical (blood test) and also the chest xray etc, but as a housewife you only need to do the blood work.

Welivehere Sep 23rd 2008 8:31 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6810683)
to gain a visa you must have a medical, if you are in military for example they make the kids take the test as well, which i dont agree with, but the worker needs to have the usual medical (blood test) and also the chest xray etc, but as a housewife you only need to do the blood work.

I just wondered as you stated "always". Playing devils advocate and pedant, "always" implies there are no exceptions which is not the case.

I have now undertaken the medical 4 times and never been X-rayed. My wife has undertaken the process twice, no X-ray, (different sponsor, different free zone so not associated to my visa). Having also done a quick straw poll at work of our staff approx 50% were not X-rayed.

Maybe we are an exception but it proves "always" is not a correct statement. I think a more realistic response is that blood work is required but an X-ray may be required dependant on the day / staff / job etc etc. :D

weescot Sep 23rd 2008 9:46 am

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Originally Posted by Welivehere (Post 6810623)
So what's an employemnt visa and whats the difference to a residence visa (if any?)

It is in fact called an employment permit, but commonly referred to as an employment visa as once it is issued, it is effectively your temporary residency visa for 30 days(but note you cannot travel outside the UAE during the time from when it is issued to your residency visa is issued).

You need this and your medical tests before immigration can process and issue your permenant residency visa in your passport


Originally Posted by Welivehere (Post 6810741)
I just wondered as you stated "always". Playing devils advocate and pedant, "always" implies there are no exceptions which is not the case.

I have now undertaken the medical 4 times and never been X-rayed. My wife has undertaken the process twice, no X-ray, (different sponsor, different free zone so not associated to my visa). Having also done a quick straw poll at work of our staff approx 50% were not X-rayed.

Maybe we are an exception but it proves "always" is not a correct statement. I think a more realistic response is that blood work is required but an X-ray may be required dependant on the day / staff / job etc etc. :D

I have gone through this process twice. The first time I had no x-ray, the second time I did. Different employers, same job. Thre is no pattern or logic - at least none that is obvious. My understanding however is that the x-ray is now mandatory, due to an increase in TB/some other lung disease (?) in some countries where expats are coming from.

Inselaffen Sep 23rd 2008 10:02 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6810601)
always a chest xray for employment visa

I've had 2 visas here. once i didnt need the xray and the second time (free-zone) I did.

Meow Sep 23rd 2008 10:58 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6810601)
always a chest xray for employment visa

No there isn't. :)


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busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:02 am

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well we have been through many a renewal for visas here in AD (anyway) and always a chest xray this is always done at al noor, so perhaps its the hospital which 'are doing it' so as always here in this place it depends on the time and place:rofl:

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:03 am

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oh i tried to edit it didnt work. anyway when i was in al noor here in ad i asked them the procedure even though we have been through it many times, and he told me that always a chest xray for the employment visa but not for a housework as you are not working once you apply for labour card etc then chest xray required.

arbroath_abroad Sep 23rd 2008 11:05 am

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busybees full of shit pals have been at it again.

I have had 3 visa's here.

2 x Dubai municipality (x-ray only once)
1 x Jafza (was x ray)

wife has had many..5+ i think

and was x ray'd on around 50% of them..

her last was as a housewife under my sponsorship and she was given an x-ray



i do wish posters would deal in facts not hearsay please.

arbroath_abroad Sep 23rd 2008 11:07 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6811229)
he told me that always a chest xray for the employment visa but not for a housework .

so why was my wife given an xray at Al Noor hospital in AD for a housework visa?

not having a go, im just curious to the randomness of it all!!

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:07 am

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yes but as i said that people who are military made the kids have all the tests as well, which i havent heard for anybody else, and as i say perhaps its an al noor thing as always had ours done there:blink:

Meow Sep 23rd 2008 11:09 am

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I am not really understanding why anyone is worrying about having a chest x-ray anyway. Is there such a thing as a phobia of x-rays then?


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busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:09 am

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which one new one or old one, i am not getting into a slagging match with you about it, so how many photos did you give in to al noor, as that should be a different number if you dont do the xray, which i was told by them that housewifes because they are not working dont need to do the xray and so one less photo.

arbroath_abroad Sep 23rd 2008 11:16 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6811254)
which one new one or old one, i am not getting into a slagging match with you about it, so how many photos did you give in to al noor, as that should be a different number if you dont do the xray, which i was told by them that housewifes because they are not working dont need to do the xray and so one less photo.

the old one in town. and as for the photos, shucks i cant really remember.

She is a housewife, it says so on her visa, but she definately had a chest xray

it was for a jafza visa though (just to further complicate things):D

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:18 am

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there you go then, that explains it:thumbsup:

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:19 am

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photos: one for file, one for bloods, one for ministry of health and if you are required to do chest xray another photo for that but this is for 'private' company and not free zone etc.

arbroath_abroad Sep 23rd 2008 11:27 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6811282)
there you go then, that explains it:thumbsup:

im still confused..

well actually im not as i dont really care:rofl:

busybee2 Sep 23rd 2008 11:49 am

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oh didums :wub:

arbroath_abroad Sep 23rd 2008 12:03 pm

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6811390)
oh didums :wub:

its official I love Busybee.

Lets go have an xray...

Tansy Sep 24th 2008 6:00 pm

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just returned from al noor, had blood test AND chest xray on housewife visa.
Handed in 2 photo's (!) all painless and over with in 20 mins.

Mukozon Jan 5th 2009 10:44 am

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Could you provide more info on the blood test? Do they also test for drugs?

MrsHaps Jan 5th 2009 11:05 am

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Originally Posted by Mukozon (Post 7128078)
Could you provide more info on the blood test? Do they also test for drugs?


why, are you on drugs...?

Mukozon Jan 5th 2009 11:09 am

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Nothing but the usual European nightlife...;)

MrsHaps Jan 5th 2009 11:21 am

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Originally Posted by Mukozon (Post 7128126)
Nothing but the usual European nightlife...;)


tut tut - whatever do you mean!

Kim67 Jan 5th 2009 11:55 am

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Originally Posted by busybee2 (Post 6810683)
to gain a visa you must have a medical, if you are in military for example they make the kids take the test as well, which i dont agree with, but the worker needs to have the usual medical (blood test) and also the chest xray etc, but as a housewife you only need to do the blood work.

Houswives need the chest xray too. I think it may be recent, but myself and all the ladies I know who've had their residency in the last six months have had chest xray too.

busybee2 Jan 5th 2009 12:51 pm

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yep think the rules have recently changed. i wont test the theory as our visa isnt up for renewal for a long while yet

Madam Medusa Jan 5th 2009 1:14 pm

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Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 7128259)
Houswives need the chest xray too. I think it may be recent, but myself and all the ladies I know who've had their residency in the last six months have had chest xray too.

i don't think this is correct, i only had a blood test this time (ie a week ago) and the same 3 years ago...

MM, xx

Jim Smith Jan 5th 2009 1:31 pm

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It does seem a bit random!

In my 23 years here I've had two X-rays.

Many years ago at the Kuwait Hospital testing facility part of the process was to go into a portacabin to see the Doctor! I remember he asked me how I felt, and I said very well. Ah! No need for a X-ray he concluded.

Way back it was only hotel workers and food handlers who were X-rayed of necessity!

Jim

Kim67 Jan 5th 2009 1:40 pm

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7128474)
i don't think this is correct, i only had a blood test this time (ie a week ago) and the same 3 years ago...

MM, xx

Most of us had ours at the Iranian Hospital in Satwa so maybe it's dependent on where you go - they also sent me some sort of Iranian Hosptial health card that nobody else I know has received. It must depend on how the staff are feeeling that day.

Madam Medusa Jan 5th 2009 1:41 pm

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Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 7128538)
Most of us had ours at the Iranian Hospital in Satwa so maybe it's dependent on where you go - they also sent me some sort of Iranian Hosptial health card that nobody else I know has received. It must depend on how the staff are feeeling that day.

that's where i went though, lol...!!!!

MM, xx

Kim67 Jan 5th 2009 1:44 pm

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7128540)
that's where i went though, lol...!!!!

MM, xx

i wonder if you'll get the card too

Madam Medusa Jan 5th 2009 1:47 pm

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Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 7128547)
i wonder if you'll get the card too

i'll let you know if i don't...

MM, xx

Kim67 Jan 5th 2009 1:49 pm

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7128555)
i'll let you know if i don't...

MM, xx

Thanks, I'd be interested to know.

Madam Medusa Jan 5th 2009 1:51 pm

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Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 7128563)
Thanks, I'd be interested to know.

yeah sure (i was having a blonde moment, i meant if i do, lol...)

MM, xx

Kim67 Jan 5th 2009 1:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7128566)
yeah sure (i was having a blonde moment, i meant if i do, lol...)

MM, xx

I read it as do - and I haven't been blonde for 20 years.....

Grace O Malley Jan 5th 2009 5:05 pm

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Originally Posted by Jim Smith (Post 7128523)
It does seem a bit random!

In my 23 years here I've had two X-rays.

Many years ago at the Kuwait Hospital testing facility part of the process was to go into a portacabin to see the Doctor! I remember he asked me how I felt, and I said very well. Ah! No need for a X-ray he concluded.

Way back it was only hotel workers and food handlers who were X-rayed of necessity!

Jim

Agreed def random, in 11 years here, I have always had a chest xray and just renewed my visa 3 weeks ago and had a chest xray


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