The GCC countries have established the GAMCA medical program to ensure the good health of individuals immigrating to the Middle East before they enter the workforce or reside.
The program requires nationals from the listed countries to apply for GAMCA medical test and undergo the examination as a prerequisite to obtaining their work and family visa.
Furthermore, the GAMCA program has been renamed as the Wafid program. The previous website for GAMCA is no longer available, and all information and services can now be accessed at https://wafid.com/
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How to Get GAMCA Medical Appointment
To schedule your GAMCA medical exam appointment, follow these steps:
- Go to the official Wafid appointment page. OR, Click this link and move to step 3.
- Click on the “Book Appointment” button.
- Select the residing country, the city where you want to conduct the test, and the country you are traveling to.
As soon as you provide the information, the portal will automatically assign the Gamca medical center.
Now, in the Candidate’s Information, fill out the following details.
- First and last name
- Nationality, gender, and marital status
- Passport Number, passport issue date, passport issue place, and passport expiry date.
- In Visa Type, you can either select
- Work Visa
- Family Visa
In the next section, give your contact details.
- Email address
- Contact number
“National ID” and “Position applied for” are optional so you can skip them.
- Enter the code and confirm the given information is true accurate and complete
- Submit the form by clicking the “Save and Continue” button.
- Provide your credit card payment information.
- Confirm the payment by clicking the “Pay” button.
- Check your email for a confirmation of your Gamca appointment.
The website allows individuals to book GAMCA appointments for the medical exam in all participating countries, including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and in Bangladesh. A credit card is required to pay the fees.
How To Take The GAMCA Medical Test
You can follow the following steps to take the Medical Test for Saudi Visa:
- Book an Appointment as mentioned above.
- Print the Appointment Slip and visit the medical center on the mentioned date. The slip is valid for 30 days
- You must also pay Saudi Medical fees(Approx 300 SR) in your local currency at the medical center.
To ensure a smooth and efficient process when registering for the GAMCA medical exam, it is important to gather and prepare the following necessary documents:
- Appointment slip: Print the booking slip to show that you have an appointment for the medical check-up.
- Original CNIC & copy:
- Valid Passport & copy: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your travel date.
- Visa Application Form: Provide the original copy of your visa application form.
- Passport-size Photographs: You will need four photographs taken in a passport-sized format.
- Fee Payment Receipt: Bring the receipt for payment of the required fees.
- Medical Insurance Policy: Submit the original copy of your medical insurance policy ( for visit visa holders if applicable)
- Flight Ticket or Itinerary: Provide a copy of your flight ticket or itinerary.
- Hotel Reservation (if applicable): If you will be staying in a hotel, provide a copy of your hotel reservation.
You can undergo the tests if you have all the documents and meet the requirements.
GAMCA Medical Appointment Fee:
The fee for the GAMCA medical exam can vary from country to country. Here are some of the estimated costs for the medical test in different countries:
- Pakistan: PKR 9,300 Approx
- India: INR 5,000 Approx
- Bangladesh: TK 5,300 Approx
Medical Tests You Need To Clear
You need to pass the following tests to ensure that you are medically fit to work in the GCC countries;
- HIV/AIDS reactive.
- Physical Disabilities
- HBsAg (Hepatitis B surface antigen) HCV reactive.
- Microfilaria-positive and malaria blood film positive
- Chronic hepatitis failure.
- Diabetes mellitus.
- Known case of cancer.
- Congestive heart failure.
- Tuberculosis – any X-ray photofluorography showing active PTB or any past record of PTB.
- Pulmonary scar, including minimum fibrosis, pleural effusion, tuberculosis lymphadenitis, and calcification (granuloma) pleural thickening.
- VDRL/TPHA reactive.
- Chronic renal failure.
- Psychiatric disease and neurological disorders
|Do not try to Bribe someone to pass the medical. Even if you do, there are multiple tests that you need to pass. You might fail another test and end up wasting both time and money.|
Exceptions For Pregnant Women & Children
There are some exceptions for pregnant women and children under 12 because they must be protected from radioactive exposure. If I specifically talk about Saudi Arabia, the medical center will require an NOC from the Saudi Embassy to examine pregnant women. Here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the Etimad office and submit the following documents:
- NOC Form
- MOFA Visa Slip
- Ultrasound Reports
- Pregnancy Report Attested by the Doctor
- Within seven days, they will give you an x-ray exemption letter.
- Take the letter to the GAMCA office; they will refer you to a medical center.
|If you are more than seven months pregnant, the airline might ask for a letter from your doctor confirming that you have a healthy pregnancy and that you’re not at risk.|
Take the pregnant woman to the assigned medical clinic. They will do routine medical examinations like blood and urine tests.
For children under 12, no laboratory checkups are required. They need to visit a GAMCA-approved medical center with:
- Original Passport
- 2 Photos
- Visa slip
They will check the child’s weight and height and inquire if the child is getting regular vaccinations. After confirmation, they’ll issue a medical Fit certificate.
You can check your gamca medical status and the test result a few days after completing the medical exam and making the payment, on Wafid or by visiting the medical center.Also Read: