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In order to process your Saudi work visa from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or any other country, you need to pass a list of medical tests through GAMCA or GCCHMC. They are two names of the same organization.
- GAMCA: GCC approved Medical Centers Association.
- GCCHMC: GCC Health Medical Council.
Medical Test from a Private Lab
If the outcome of your GAMCA medical test is negative, your Saudi visa will not be processed. God forbids if they find an infectious disease, you may have to face a ban for some period.
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 identified deficiency with the consultation of some doctors.
Medical test for Saudi Visa from GAMCA
- First of all, you need to book an appointment through the GAMCA website. https://v2.gcchmc.org/
- Print the appointment and visit the medical center on the appointment date.
- You need to pay Saudi medical fees at the GAMCA approved medical center.
Following documents are required to take a medical test for a Saudi visa;
- Appointment slip.
- 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 Test fees for Saudi Visa
The fee for medical tests 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 6,000.
- GAMCA medical test fee for Saudi Arabia Visa in Pakistan: PKR 9,300.
Validity of GAMCA medical test
The GAMCA medical test validity period for Saudi Arabia is only 3 months. It means you need to stamp your visa on passport within 90 days of issuance of such a medical test report.
List of GAMCA medical test for Saudi Visa
- 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.
- 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 for pregnant women
In the case of pregnancy, a NOC from the Saudi Embassy is required by the medical center to exempt the applicant from radioactive exposure. With this NOC, pregnant women only need a blood test and urine test and eye checkup. You can request the NOC from Etimad by submitting the following documents;
- Filled NOC form.
- MOFA Visa Slip.
- Doctor's Report for pregnancy.
- Ultrasound report.
You will receive the NOC within 5-7 days after which the lady can visit the medical center for the Saudi medical test.
Medical test for Children
Children under the age of 12 only need to go to designated medical centers approved by GAMCA and submit original passport and 2 photos and visa.
They will check weight height and ask if vaccines are given 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 tests for Saudi Visa.
Check Medical Report
Applicants for Gulf countries can check their medical reports 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
In case of an unfit medical report, don't bribe someone to make it good. You will have to go through another medical test for Saudi Iqama. If you don't pass that test, your Iqama will not be processed.
Bonus Tip: Make sure you carry a fit to fly certificate signed and stamped by a gynecologist before taking the flight.
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