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Old Sep 23rd 2008, 4:56 am
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Hi all,

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

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Old Sep 23rd 2008, 6:53 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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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.....
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always a chest xray for employment visa
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So what's an employemnt visa and whats the difference to a residence visa (if any?)
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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.
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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.
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.
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Originally Posted by Welivehere View Post
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

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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.
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.

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Originally Posted by busybee2 View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by busybee2 View Post
always a chest xray for employment visa
No there isn't.


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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
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by busybee2 View Post
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!!
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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
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