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What is G.C.C.

It is simply an acronym (short-form) of Gulf Cooperation Council. Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council are ;

  1. The kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.
  2. United Arab Emirates.
  3. The Kingdom of Bahrain.
  4. The Sultanate of Oman
  5. Qatar.
  6. Kuwait.

Who require a G.C.C Medical Certificate/Who must undergo a G.C.C Medical Test .

If you are a national from the following countries and going for a long-term visa( e,g: Work , Student), you must undergo G.C.C medical examination.

Countries required a G.C.C Medical Certificate are :India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia,Nepal,Egypt,Sudan,Ethiopia.

Why a G.C.C Medical Certificate Required

It is to protect its citizen for diseases , threats etc. G.C.C countries have very valid reasons to be more strict for medical exams for these countries(listed in previous question) as they have high rate of infectious diseases and low health care services.

When I have to get this Medical Certificate.

Before your travel to G.C.C countries. G.C.C countries are ;The kingdom Of Saudi Arabia,United Arab Emirates.,The Kingdom of Bahrain,The Sultanate of Oman,Qatar,Kuwait.

What will happen if I don't pass the G.C.C. medical examination done before my travel.

You will not be able to get a resident permit for G.C.C countries.

What is the Process of G.C.C Medical Test

Step 1> Before your travel. Go to a  G.C.C approved medical center in your home country, undergo the test and get the certificate.

Step 2> After your arrival in G.C.C Country . Same medical test will be repeated and the result should match with the first test, else resident permit will not be granted.

What is the validity of a G.C.C Medical certificate.

Validity of expatriate medical examination reports issued by the health centers are for three months.

Where I can get G.C.C Medical certificate.

From a G.C.C Approved Medical Centers

To know the address of the G.C.C Approved Medical Centers please click here.

G.C.C Medical Form Download

To download G.C.C Medical Form please click here

What are the Document Required to get G.C.C medical certificate.

  1. Passport
  2. Photographs
  3. Fee

What are the test will be carried out for G.C.C Medical Certificate.

Firstly: History of any significant past illness:

A) Nervous System:

Applicant should not be suffering from any previous nervous or neurological disease, at any period during life time, such as epilepsy, melancholia, or any other similar disease. He should also be free from any clinical symptoms or signs that indicate the presence of any nervous or neurological diseases.

B) Allergy:

Applicant should be free from all types of allergic diseases or the presence of clinical symptoms or illness indicating his suffering therefrom.

Secondly:- Medical Examination:

a) Visual Acquity:

Visual acquity should be suitable for the job the applicant will perform, bearing in consideration that jobs which require sharp vision such as drivers should not be less than 6/6 or 6/9 either with or without eye-glasses, in addition to colour differentiation, and that the two eye-vision and visual field should be quite normal and should not be suffering from any apparent squint in addition to near vision efficiency.

Applicant should not be suffering from contagious eye diseases such as (granular conjunctivitis, purulent conjunctivitis, trachoma), and other eye diseases that require prolonged medical treatment or surgical operations such as (cataracts and glaucoma).

b) Hearing:

Applicant’s hearing power should be normal and should not be suffering from any infections in the middle or inner ear.


1-a - Blood pressure:

should be within normal limits.

1-b - Heart:

heart beatings must be regular and consistent and heart function should be normal and free from congenital defects and organic diseases.

1-c- Lungs:

Applicant should not be suffering from bronchial asthma or any other lung diseases.Chest X-ray should indicate that the applicant is free from Tuberculosis or any signs indicating the existence of fibrosis, zalcifications, bronchiectasis or tumor.

1-d - Abdomen:

Applicant should be free from any type of hernias (whether umbilical or inguinal) or ascites, provided that the internal organs should be healthy and not enlarged and the digestive system should be safe from any tumors.

1-e- Extremities:

Extremities should be free from any congenital or pathological abnormalities and legs should be free from varices, and the vertebral column should also be free from any abnormality or disk prolapse.

1-f- Skin:

Applicant should be free from leprotic pathological manifestations and other chronic skin diseases such as (Eczema and psoriasis) or any other infectious skin diseases such as (chronic tinea, other fungal skin infections and scabies).


2-a- Applicant should be free from all rheumatic diseases, lymphoid glands and thyroid gland enlargement or any apparent tumors.

2-b- In case of females: Applicant should not be pregnant and should be free from all types of vaginal bleedings, uterine prolapse and breast tumors.


Applicant should be free from clinical symptoms and signs for any venereal disease, clinically and laboratory (TPHA or VDRL or any other specific type of analysis).

Thirdly: Laboratory Investigations

1. Urine:

A complete urine analysis shall be made, on condition that its results should be within the normal limits, provided that it should not contain sugar, albumin or bilharzia in endemic areas.

2. Stool:

An analysis should be made for the stool for any gastro intestinal parasites. A stool culture should be done in order to ascertain that it does not include salmonella, shigella and cholera (in endemic areas).

3. Blood:

3-a - A complete blood picture shall be made on condition that the results should be within the normal limits, and that hemoglobin percent should not be less than 10g/100ml.

3-b- A film shall be taken for malaria to make sure that it does not exist.

3-c- Necessary analysis shall be carried out so as to know the percentage of sugar in blood, which should not exceed the normal level.

4. Serology should include:

a- Ascertaining that applicant is not suffering from HIV infection through Elisa test, and results of this test must be “Non reactive”.

b- HBsAg and Anti-HCV results should be “Negative”.

c- Liver functions tests: SGPT & SGOT results should be within normal level.

d- Kidney function test (creatinine) results should be within normal averages.


Deceases Considered Unfit to Work/ Reside in GCC Countries

Infectious Diseases

1- HIV AIDS Reactive.

2- Hepatitis (B) Surface Antigen Positive and Anti HCV.

3- Microfilaria Positive & Malaria Blood Film Positive.

4- Known Leprosy Patient.

5- Tuberculosis any type.

A- Pulmonary by chest X ray showing active or past evidence of old T.B. Including minimum Fibrosis, calcification and Pleural thickening.

B- Tuberculous Pleural Effusion.

C- Tuberculous Lymphadenitis.

6- Venereal Diseases, VDRL Positive and TPHA Positive.

Non Infectious Diseases

1- Chronic Renal Failure

2- Chronic Hepatic Failure

3- Congestive Heart Failure

4- Uncontrolled Hypertension

5- Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus

6- Known case of cancer

7- Psychiatric Diseases and Neurological Disorders

8- Physical Disability eg. colour blindness for drivers, deafness etc

9- Any major operation

10- Hemoglobin below 10 mg/dl


1. Pregnancy

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