Medical Test For Family RP (Residence Visa) In Qatar (2024)

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If you are planning to bring your family to Qatar, you will need to apply for a Family RP (Residence Permit) visa. Once the Family RP is approved and your family members arrive in Qatar, they will need to undergo a medical test.

The medical test is a requirement to ensure that expatriates are healthy and free of contagious diseases. In this article, we will guide you on how to do a medical test for a family RP in Qatar.

When And Where To Do Medical Tests for Family RP

The medical test for Family RP should be done after the family visa is approved and the family member arrives in Qatar.

Note that it may take up to three days to update the visitor’s entry in the system. So it is advisable to do the test after 3 days of entry.

Unlike the medical test for an employment visa, the medical test for a family visa should be done inside Qatar and not from the Qatar Visa Center (QVC) in your home country.

The Medical Commission is responsible for conducting the health exam and is located on Al Muntazah Street off E-Ring Road. Three other private hospitals are authorized to carry out the mandatory procedure, however their fee may be higher than the Medical Commission:

  • Al Ahli Hospital
  • Doha Clinic Hospital
  • Al Emadi Hospital

Qatar Medical Commission Location

The Medical Commission Office in Doha is located near Woqod Petrol Station near the Industrial Area (Abu Hamour). Here is the location map:

There are separate entrances for male and female visitors at the Medical Commission.

  • To enter the female entrance, turn right when you enter the main gate.
  • You can reach the male entrance by going straight after the main building and taking the first right.

Qatar Medical Commission Timing

The Medical Commission is open from 7 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm from Sunday to Thursday. Fridays and Saturdays are holidays.

During mid-week days, afternoon sessions are less crowded for families. If it is a busy day, the tokens may cease to be issued 1-2 hours before closing.

Documents Required for Medical Test

The following are the documents required to do the medical test for a Family RP:

  • Sponsor’s Qatar ID copy
  • Family member’s original passport
  • Residence visa copy with the mobile number to be contacted, if necessary
  • Debit or credit card for payment of the fees

Fees for Medical Tests

  • The fee for the medical test is QAR 100 per person.
  • A debit or credit card is required for payment. Cash payment is not allowed.
  • If you don’t have a debit or credit card, there is a bank counter near the women’s entrance that can issue a temporary debit card for a small fee.

Note that men are not allowed to accompany female visitors, even if they are relatives. A female visitor who might need assistance can be accompanied by another female only. So if you give your debit or credit card to your family member, be sure to give them the PIN code as well.

Dress Code For Female Visitors: Women are required to wear ankle-length dresses or pants, and dresses below knee level are not permitted.

Procedure At Medical Commission

Applicants for the Family RP in Qatar must undergo testing for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. The visitor will also undergo a general check-up and chest X-ray to check for tuberculosis.

The detailed process is as follows:

  1. Take a token number from the machine at the entrance (or someone will issue it).
  2. When your token number appears on the screen, go to the registration counter.
  3. Please provide a copy of the original passport and visa (along with a contact number).
  4. Following the entry of the details in the system, they will ask for payment. You can pay QR 100 with a debit or credit card.
  5. They will return a copy of the passport, a copy of the visa, and a printout with the MC number.
  6. After this, they will direct you towards the blood test room, where they will draw your blood sample.
  7. The next stop is the X-ray room where a chest X-ray will be taken.
  8. The final step is the doctor’s room where a medical check-up will be done.

The sequence of these tests may change depending on the availability of each room. You must do all the tests on the same day. You should keep the MC number printout for the next steps such as fingerprint.

Time Required For Medical Test

The total time required depends on how busy the place is. If you’re lucky, you can complete everything within 30 minutes. Depending on the day, it could even take four to five hours.

How To Check Medical Test Result

The results of the medical examination are sent electronically to the residency system at the Ministry of Interior.

As per the MOPH website, the test result may take up to 72 hours. However, in most cases, it is available within 24 hours.

If Metrash2 has been activated on the sponsor’s phone, the result will be sent via SMS. You can also check it on the MOPH website. Here is how to check medical test results for a Qatar visa:

  1. Go to the MOPH website page for the medical test result.
  2. Select “Identity Type” and enter the number.
    • You can enter the MC number which you have received during registration.
    • Or you can enter the Visa number. This is the visa number on the Family RP Visa.
    • Qatar ID Number does not apply to new residents as their QID has not issued yet.
  3. Enter the “Date of Test”.
  4. Click on “Search”

You can see the result if it has been processed.

Check Result of Medical Test For Family RP In Qatar
MOPH website page to check medical test result

Once the medical test is passed, you can proceed for Fingerprint process at any MOI Service Center (except Wadi Al Banat / Duhail). You can find more about this on our article about Family Residence Visa.

Medical Test for Children

Medical tests are usually not required for children under 15 years old. Upon the child’s arrival in Qatar, check with the sponsor’s Metrash app to determine whether the “Issue Residence Permit” option is available.

If the option does not appear, you must pay QR 100 to the Medical Commission (show the original passport and visa copy). They will update the system with the status.

Medical Test To Change From Visit Visa To RP

If your family is already in Qatar on family visit visa and has done medical test for visit visa extension, they do not have to do the full medical test again.

However you need to visit to the Medical Commission and request to change your medical status (visit visa to residence visa). A regular health check-up may be done in this case. If you have not done the medical test earlier, you will need to do the full medical test.

To update the status in the system you have to pay a fee of QR 100 per family member. This fee should be paid using a bank card.

The documents you need to carry are:

  • Sponsor’s Qatar ID copy
  • Family’s original passport
  • Visit Visa copy
  • Residence Visa copy with the mobile number to be contacted, if necessary
  • Visit Visa Medical Receipt
  • Visit to RP Conversion Receipt (from MOI service center)

This Medical Commission process is also not required for children below 15 years. You can verify this on Metrash app by checking if “Issue Residence Permit” option is available.

FAQ on Medical Test For Family RP

What all medical tests are done for a family RP in Qatar?

For the family residence visa, a blood test for HIV, Hepatitis B, and C is required.
Furthermore, you will undergo a general medical check-up and chest X-ray to check for tuberculosis.

How much is the fee for the medical test?

The fee for a medical test for family RP is QAR 100 (USD 27.50).

What are the timings of the Medical Commission?

Medical Commission is open from 7 AM to 12 Noon and 2 PM to 7 PM on Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are holidays.

How can I check the result of the medical test online?

If the sponsor has activated Metrash2 on his phone, the result will be sent as an SMS. If Metrash2 is not activated, you can also check on the Ministry website.

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  1. For the medical test for family RP, this one needed create appointment or not? Or i can dirrectly come to Medical Commision location? Could you explain about that?

  2. Hi Ketan,
    Any update what happened next? Did you pay for the penalty? And how much? Is it per day penalty counted or one payment of any amount.
    Your response will be a big help as I requested to visit CDC Communicable Disease Center by next week 3rd of June. I’m sponsored by my wife.
    Thanks in advance for your response.

    Hi DG,
    For the same inquiry.
    Your response will be truly appreciated.
    Take care and more power..

  3. Hello Doha Guide,
    My wife has hepatitis B but the severity (viral load) is very less (<20ul/ml).
    Now I’m planning to bring my wife on residence permit visa. She’ll be dependent on me and not be working. Also I’m working for an oil and gas company.

    Please let me know, if visa will be granted. Any past case on how to gob through it.


  4. Subhash sharma

    My wife undergo medical test today (She is pregnant), but she was asked to come back on Thursday.
    Is it mandatory, that they will refer her to a Communicable disease center later on?
    Or she can get medical test approval without visiting CDC?

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Subhash, Rgeret for the late reply. Hope you visited Medical Commission. Kindly update your experience so that it will help others.