How To Do Medical Test for Visit Visa Extension in Qatar

How To Do Medical Test for Visit Visa Extension in Qatar

Family Visit visas to Qatar are normally issued for 30 days only and can be extended after arrival. A medical test is compulsory for extension of family visit visa.

This article explains how to do the medical test for both visit visa extension as well as family residence visa procedure in Qatar.

When to do the Medical Test for Visit Visa Extension in Qatar

The medical test can be done any time before the expiry of the visit visa. Considering that the test results may take up to 3 working days to be updated, it is advised to do it at least within the first 15-20 days in Qatar.

PLEASE NOTE: This article is about the medical test for Family Visit Visa extension, which is different from the process for Family Residence Permit. In order to complete the Family Residence Permit procedure, the applicant should first obtain a blood-type (blood group) certificate from any clinic for a nominal fee, before taking up the Medical Commission exam. The blood-type certificate is not required for a visit visa extension.

Locations for Medical Test

Most people opt to do medical tests for visit visa extension in Qatar at the government-run Medical Commission Office in Doha.

The tests may also be carried out in authorized primary healthcare centres (Al Shamal Healthcare Center, Al Khor Healthcare Center, Al Wakra Healthcare Center).

The below process is about the medical test in the Medical Commission office which is the most preferred location.

Qatar Medical Commission Location

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

Qatar Medical Commission Timing

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.

Afternoon session during mid-week days are comparatively less crowded for families. Keep in mind that on busy days, they may stop issuing tokens 1-2 hours before closing.

Documents Required for Medical Test

Following are the documents required to do the medical test for visit visa extension in Qatar:

  • Original passport of the visitor
  • Clear copy of visit visa with a cell phone number to call for emergency
  • Debit/Credit card for payment of the fees

Fees for Medical Test

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

Entrances to Medical Commission

The Medical Commission Office has separate entrances for male and female visitors. Upon entering the main gate, turn right for female entrance. For male entrance, go straight and take right after the main building.

Men are not allowed to accompany female visitors, even if he is a relative. If the female visitor is someone who might need assistance, one female can enter along with the visitor.

The men’s section usually allows only the visitor to go inside (unless the visitor is old or physically challenged). So if you are giving your Debit/Credit card to the visitor make sure you give the card’s PIN code also.

Note that there are several entrances to Men’s section – one of them is for X-Ray and another is for employment visa medical test. Check with the security at the entrance and make sure you are waiting at the right place.

Medical Test Procedure

The medical test for visit visa extension in Qatar consists of screening for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Permit applications are rejected if HIV tests are positive. The visitor will also receive a chest X-Ray for tuberculosis. Here is the detailed process:

  1. Upon entering, take a token number from the machine at the entrance (or someone will be there to issue tokens)
  2. Go to the registration counter when your token number is shown on screen
  3. Give the original passport and visa copy (with contact number)
  4. After entering the details in the system, they will ask for payment. Pay QR 100 using the debit/credit card.
  5. They will give back the passport, visa copy as well as a print out with MC number
  6. Go to the area designated for Blood Test (there are clear directional signs)
  7. The receptionist will check the printout and issue the bottle for a blood sample
  8. Go to the nearby room for blood drawing (the receptionist will guide you)
  9. After the blood test, go for chest X-Ray which is in another area (follow the directional signs)
  10. Once X-Ray is done, you can leave

Sometimes X-Ray is done before the blood test. The staff will guide you depending on the availability. In either case, you have to do both the tests on the same day. There is another room for physician’s check-up, which is not needed for a visit visa extension.

Total time required depends on how crowded the place is. On a lucky day, you may wrap-up everything in 30 minutes. On another day it may even take 4-5 hours.

Medical Test Result

Usually, the medical test result is available within 24 hours. In some cases, it may delay up to 3 working days.

If the sponsor has activated Metrash2 on his phone, the result will be sent as SMS. If Metrash2 is not activated, you can check on the Ministry of Public Health website. Here is the link to the website for the medical test result.

Medical Test for Children

For children, there will be no medical test. However, the fees of QR 100 needs to be paid for children also.

Visit Visa Extension Process

Once the medical test is passed, the sponsor can immediately extend the visa online or through Metrash2. Visa extension can also be done by visiting the MoI service centre. The visa extension fee is QAR 200 per 30 days.

For first and second degree relatives, the visa can be extended for up to 150 days after the initial 30 days (total of 180 days).

When renewing through Metrash2, make sure you select the correct number of days. By default, the number of days shown is 150 which means you would end up paying for 5 months extension.

If you are renewing the same visa for a second time, no medical test is required again.


FAQ on Medical Test for Visit Visa Extension


What all medical tests are done for visit visa extension?

The medical test for visit visa extension in Qatar consists of blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C. The visitor will also receive a chest X-Ray for tuberculosis.

How much is the fee for the medical test?

The fee for medical test to extend visit visa is QAR 100 (USD 27.50)

Do children need a medical test for visit visa extension?

For children, there will be no medical test. However, the fees of QR 100 needs to be paid for children also.

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 SMS. If Metrash2 is not activated, you can also check on the Ministry website.


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    hi i would like to ask if after the family visa extension expire and i exited how many months do i have to wait to come back again?

    thank u for the reply.

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    Now Qatar medical center is available in India still I can do medical in Qatar or I have to do in India.

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    Family Visit Visa
    Families of sponsored residents may enter Qatar on a short-term Family Visit Visa.

    The visa holds one month validity. However, relatives who wish to stay beyond one month may have to undergo physical examination within the first 72 hours of arrival and seek an extension. The visa can be extended to maximum of six months (five months in cases of immediate family members and two months for second-degree relatives).

    The second degree relative includes father, mother, sister and children, and can be extended for just two months in case of other relatives

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      Any one can give the link of website to check the medical test result for family visit extension ‘in Doha Qatar

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    Family Visit Visa

    Families of sponsored residents may enter Qatar on a short-term Family Visit Visa.

    The visa holds one month validity. However, relatives who wish to stay beyond one month may have to undergo physical examination within the first 72 hours of arrival and seek an extension. The visa can be extended to maximum of six months (five months in cases of immediate family members and two months for second-degree relatives).

    The second degree relative includes father, mother, sister and children, and can be extended for just two months in case of other relatives

    I HOPE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL.

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    Helo

    When I went medical commission itz on leave for Eid….so I wasn’t able to do test…wht will happen if I delayed my medical test?
    Is there any fine or I have to return my home country…

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    Dear team,I would like to know when I went to do medical test on 1/06/2019 for my wife they said medical center close for eid and her visa will be expire on 9th of June 2019 so kindly update me the possibility what can I do on it?

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    Hii

    My mother Came in family visit visa in Qatar, We already done medical test its clear. but when i go to Matrash-2 for extend visa that is showing only 2 months extendable. but same in my wife visa i extend up-to 150 days. If anybody have idea how to extend my mother visa up-to 150 days please let me know.

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    Hi I would like to know as you mentioned if HIV positive so application will be denied. What is the applicant has a Hep b chronic a healthy carrier can stay and work in Qatar. Applicant with Hep b chronic can work in a hospital?

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    i complete medial test for my wife on 28-04-2019 for visit visa extension. but still showing under process his visa expire on 4-05-2019 what can i do please advise

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    I went with my family to abu hamoor medical commission. medical and 100 qar need to pay fir adult and for children no fees and no test required..dated 09 April 2019

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    I am p.chithirakumar . Viso no 382018647143.. I did my medical test on past 23/01/2019 , but the result not came until , wt can do

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    I completed the medical test for my Mother for Family Visit Visa Extension. I received the message from MOPH stating that request to go to MOI to complete the Procedure. Please what does it mean. If anyone can let me know what needs to be done , i will be thankful

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    I got the Same Message for My Mother. Request if you can email me what needs to be done; if you have already undergone this process

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    i went to medical commission with wife and child to do change of visa .I asked and they said only my wife need to extend as she did medical in july and that the child did not need .So why am i seeing refer to medical commission when i check in my daughter’s visa?

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    Helo everyone! I just want to ask onething because my brother was completed his medical yesterday for visa extension and today we check the results and still under process but now my brother received a message from moi saying that the holder of this MC No. is kindly requested to go to MOI to complete the procedure. I need to know what is the meaning of this? Thanks.

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    hi iam suffering with the same condition. could you please advice how long it took to you to update the result on MOI website or through SMS. for me its more than 3 days but still didn’t get any update.

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    Mansooranasabdulhadi

    HI

    I went for medical yesterday 24 April 2018

    I saw the results in moph.gov.qa. its showing FIT.

    But didnt came in MOI site. please advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    am i passed the medical test?? medical commision delaying to update in MOI.???

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    Have you paid the fee for Infant…? do you able to renew the visa with out paying that fee of QR.100/-
    I have the same issue security told me not required medical and fee for Infant.. Please update me

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    hi i paid 100 riyals for my son’s medical for visit visa extension. (no test required actually, you just have to pay) and they will provide a paper.

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    for infants need medical test or pay 100 riyal ?????? me going with my child but the security told me no need medical test and no pay 100 riyal also.. i dont know i extend visa 150days more.. but still i have doubt regarding this.. if you find please inform me also thanks.. its my no 66150086

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    AlamNashra Phansopkar

    As this above documentary clearly says we can extend visit visa however it we posted long back, so still was want to confirm if I can extend my visit visa for another 1 month, please do reply, thanks you

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