In order to process work visa from your home country, you will have to go through the medical examination from the laboratories approved by the Saudi Embassy. The result of the medical report is automatically updated with the system in the Saudi Embassy with your passport. If outcome of the report is negative, your visa will not be processed. This is the reason, it is always suggested to go through the same medical exam from the private laboratory and see if there is some deficiency. You can improve the deficiency identified in the report of the private laboratory with the consultation of some doctor. However, if you directly go to the approved medical laboratory and finds some infectious disease in the medical test, you may have to face a ban of certain period from visiting Saudi Arabia. Here in this article, I am providing details of the medical tests which are performed in your home country to process Saudi Visa. You need to have a slip from the agent who is processing your visa to appear in medical test. However, if your family is going through this test for permanent family visa through Eitamad Centers in Pakistan, there is no need of this kind of slip.
Hepatitis B surface antifgen, 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
Chronic renal failure
Chronic hepatitis failure
Congestive heart failure
Known case of cancer
Psychiatric disease and neurological disorders
Physical disabilities, i.e. color blindness, deafness
Medical Test for Saudi Visa for Pregnant Woman
There is entirely a separate procedure for the medical test for Saudi Visa for Pregnant Woman. We have described this procedure in detail in this link “Medical Test for SaudiVisa for Pregnant Woman“
Medical Test for Kids for Saudi Visa
Kids under the age of 12 need only to go to designated medical centers approved by GAMCA and submit original passport and 2 photos and visa. They will normally check weight height and ask vaccines given to kid regularly and issue a medical fit certificate. There is no need for laboratory tests. The fee of medical test of children is significantly lesser than the fee of normal medical test for Saudi Visa.
Validity of Medical Test for Saudi Visa
Medical Test Report issued by the approved lab is valid for 60 days. It means you need to stamp your visa on passport within 60 days of issuance of such medical test report.
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One of the GAMCA Center for RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD Residents!
Coordinates: 33.711697, 73.037726
The function of this center is to help immigrants as well as Saudi Embassy to regulate the implementation of medical examinations of prospective immigrants of GCC countries. Their job is to issue a token thereby assigning a medical center which will conduct the relevant tests. They keep a record of the results of each report (FIT/UNFIT) as well as communicate the results back to Saudi Embassy.
Applicants for Gulf countries can check their medical report online at following link. You just need to enter applicant’s passport number and select your nationality. http://lmra.bh/portal/en/gamca
E-Number: Once your medical test report is clear, you will have to go to your agent (Etimad Center) and get an E-Number from there. The medical center will upload your report using the E-Number. E number is in fact online visa application number. If someone has to come to Saudi Arabia on a permanent visa so before visa endorsement he has to apply online at Enjaz IT website and has to pay the fee by credit card about 10.5 dollars or so. I believe E number is a requirement for visa endorsement at Saudi embassy not for making the report online. Seems there is some social pact between Etimad and Medical centers who demand E number first.