In order to process a Saudi Arabia work visa from India, Pakistan or your home country, every individual has a pre-employment medical examination or test through GAMCA. In this article, we have given a list of medical tests required for Saudi visa, documents required, the validity period of GAMCA medical reports and the medical fee of the test.
Medical Tests for Saudi Visa from a Private Laboratory
If the outcome of the pre-employment medical examination for Saudi Arabia is negative, your visa will not be processed. This is the reason, it is always suggested to go through the same medical test from a private laboratory in your country and see if there is some deficiency.
You can improve the deficiency identified in the medical test of the private laboratory with the consultation of some doctors. 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 a certain period to appear again for a Medical Tests for Saudi Visa.
How to undergo a Medical test for Saudi Visa from GAMCA?
The function of GAMCA is to help immigrants as well as the Saudi Embassy to regulate the implementation of medical examinations of prospective immigrants of GCC countries.
The job of GAMCA 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 the Saudi Embassy.
- Approach GAMCA center along with all the required documents for GAMCA medical test for Saudi Visa as mentioned below.
- GAMCA center will allocate a specific center for the medical test for Saudi Visa.
- You need to pay Saudi medical fees at the GAMCA center.
- You are also required to fill the Saudi visa medical form at the GAMCA center. The Saudi visa medical form is easily available at the center.
Documents required for GAMCA medical test for Saudi Arabia
Following documents are required to take a pre-employment GAMCA medical examination or test for Saudi Arabia;
- A slip from the agent who is processing your Saudi Visa. However, in the case of permanent family visa, this slip is not required.
- Original Passport along with a copy of the passport
- Original National Identity Card along with a copy of the NIC.
- 4 passport size photos
Medical fees for Saudi Visa
The fee for medical test for Saudi Visa varies from country to country but it is in the range of around SR 300 to be paid in the local currency.
- GAMCA medical test fee for Saudi Arabia Visa in India: INR 4,500
- GAMCA medical test fee for Saudi Arabia Visa in Pakistan: PKR 7,500
GAMCA medical test list for Saudi Arabia
Here in this article, I am providing the GAMCA medical test list which is performed in your home country to process Saudi Visa. The GAMCA medical validity period is only 3 months for Saudi Arabia.
GAMCA medical test list of Infectious diseases
- 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
GAMCA medical test list of Non-Infectious diseases
- 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
GAMCA medical test list for Pregnant Women
GAMCA medical test list for Kids
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 for the medical test of children is significantly lesser than the fee of normal medical test for Saudi Visa.
What to do after the medical test for Saudi Visa?
Applicants for Gulf countries can check their medical report online at the following link. You just need to enter the 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 the Saudi embassy not for making the report online. Seems there is some social pact between Etimad and Medical centers who demand E number first.