Medical Exam

Hi Guys, I need advise regarding the medical exam for the residents permit. I'v been offered a great job in HR with a large company, my husband is keen to move and can get a transfer mid next year with his company. Problem is I've been told that the government regulations are strict on Hepatitis B carriers, which my husband is, is this true? I'm worried that if I take the job and move first (Feb 07) he will have a problem joining me later in the year....

Any advice or truth on the matter?

Thanks

April

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You need to contact a Doctor who is practising in Qatar. Contact me through e-mail for his details.
April, Qatar is very strict with HIV, Hepa, & PTB. To obtain an RP you need to undergo a medical exam: *Blood test for HIV & Hepatitis *Chest X-ray for Pulmonary Tuberculosis I am affraid that your husband cannot get an RP in Qatar. You mentioned that he is a Hepa-B carrier? Hepa-B carrier is considered more dangerous because, Hepatitis-B carriers may not feel sick but can still spread the Hepatitis-B virus to other people, they can pass the virus on to others and make others sick w/ hepa-B. What about you, are you not infected also? you have to check it out becoz he is your husband. The people who is in danger of getting infected are those in direct contact w/ a Hepa-B carrier. Virus are to be found in the blood, semen, menstrual blood and other body fluids. And if you got infected from him, you both cant get an RP here in Qatar. If the results of your medical test & your husband is positive, they will deport you w/in 3 days. The medical commission will contact your company and the police deportation dept. and handover your passport to the police and scort you to the airport for deportation. I am sad to inform you this sweety.
Hi Apple, No I got it wrong, he's been tested and can't pass it on. For back up I've had the injections and are safe. Thanks for the info. I'll have to reconsider the offer. A
In our company, we require a pre-employment medical certificate (fit to work) from the applicant from their country before sending them a job offer. This to have assurance that he/she is elligible to obtained an RP in Qatar and to keep our company in the safeside. And its not only a certificate stating fit to work, there must be a laboratory details and we are very particular with these 3, (HIV,Hepa & PTB), as the med-com is looking after this cases. Some applicant may submit a fake certificate to us, but when they arrive to Qatar and underwent medical test it can still be detect so in this case the applicant must go back to his country on his own expenses and/or the manpower agency should replace a new worker.
Thanks for the reply, did you see my email?
Haven't received yet.
Apple,what you're saying is false,shit,lies,wicked,Nasty.May be you are April's enemy.I can't accept such scare information in this forum,because this forum is made to help people who decide to move in Doha and to give them true, sure and real information about Qatar. I find also your remarks concerning the Hepa-B carrier and the virus transmission between April and her husband very stupid and disgusting because I think that April is better informed than you HepaB. Note that you can be a carrier of the HepaB virus without being contagious, if you want to have more info about this please ask to a HepaB specialist. I think that the blood test is just for HIV and tuberculosis but not for HepaB and I found it discriminatory, stupid and abnormal because if immigration service can control people coming inside Qatar, they have no control on Qatari people and all those people who are not passing the blood test traveling outside of Qatar. I think instead of tracking people having HIV, it will be better to educate and inform people about this disease. I came from Paris and I move in Doha last September and before moving to Doha, as you April, I had many questions about life in Doha and I got all the useful information through this forum. I live in Doha and I’m a Hepa-B carrier, I passed the blood test and got my RP without any problems and nobody ever told me about Hepa-B carrier test and deportation. So April, welcome in Doha and don't worry and do not hesitate to contact me for further information about RP and life in Doha. As many people helps me in this forum, It will be a pleasure for me to help you. Ceza
Ceza, Thanks for the information. Now I'm really confused, am told they do check for Hepatitas B & C. Are you enjoying Doha? April
How long have u been in Qatar? just FYI, I am a medical employee and been here for 9 yrs. Been working 4 yrs as an employee health nurse w/ 700 staff, so I know what i'm saying. Btw,i am not april's enemy. I dont need to ask any hepaB specialist either. April's question is not clear as to weither she belongs to contagious category or not? so, i'm giving her a general information regarding medical of HepaB in Qatar. It's ur infos false & lies & annoying. Blood test is for HIV & HepaB & C Chest X-ray is for Pulmonary Tuberculosis (note this ok?). And regarding deportation? yes they do that, why I say so? because if we have any such case in our company I am the first person to be contacted by the medical commission to coordinate w/ them. If u wanna make sure....call this number and look for Nurse Salwa/Mona (0974)-4679172 Now, if u want to complaint about immigration policy, go to immigration dept. April, try to bring a medical reports along w/ u from ur doctor stating that ur case is not contagious. Good luck! Apple
I might be wrong. But I think that the only 2 things Qatar goverment look into are HIV and TB. I also think my grandpa have a hepa B&C and he was able to get a resident permit in Qatar. My understaning which might be wrong is hepa b&c is not contagious. I think your husband should be fine getting a resident permit ASLONG he is NOT working in some kinda grocery store or something where he might be able to touch the food that is being handed to customers or have direct contact with people in hospitals,clinics...etc I hope that you guys make it to Qatar here with no problems:)
Apple, I think you have to distinguish between a guy who trying to work in the deli at the grocery store who will have a direct contact with people's stuff AND people who are just coming here and will not have any interaction the public. Qatar is really strict about employees of resturants,cafetrias,delis,hosopitals with any form of disease and these are the people who likely to get deported.
I am not 100% sure, but what happens depends on the viral load of a person with HepB. If he/she has a low viral load and little infectivity he is allowed to stay in the country, and has to undergo checkups regularly or treatment. If a person has a high viral load and high infectivity, i guess to be deported. And Qatar is interested in HepB,it is contagious and its more infectious than HIV (the amount of virus needed to cause disease is lower for HepB than for HIV). Medical Directory > Health > Medical Dictionary con·ta·gious (kən-tā'jəs) adj. Of or relating to contagion. Transmissible by direct or indirect contact; communicable. Capable of transmitting disease; carrying a disease. Apple, I dont know the cut-off mark as per the viral load. It might also depend on country
Apple, I got something from Medscape. Viral load- low titers (below 100,000 copies/ml) and high titers (100,000 copies/ml or higher). Thats per/millilitre of body fluid, preferably blood. "Even among relatively healthy HBV-infected people, viral load is an important indicator of just how sick they might become in the long-term future,"
I dont know about the med-com Qatar, but i know someone in Doha that was saved from deportation because he had low titers. But generally speaking, someone with high titres will most probably be deported, but as April said, her husband has been tested and cant pass it on, which probably means he has a low viral load. It also depends on med-com Qatar's definition of high and low viral load.
Ok, anyhow I will try to find out this soon to make this issue clear. that would be of help to april i'm sure. Thank u habeebah for ur time. Good night.
Wow. I didn't expect such a response! Thanks for the contributions, I'm very keen to know more details. April
Apple,Things are always clear for me concerning the HepaB coz as I told you,I am a HepaB carrier and I'm living with it since a long time and without any problem in my life and those of my family,and I'm informed about all the virus load coz my personal doctor in France is one of the best specialist in this disease.It seem that you are a medical employee,I was very surprise and very shocked by your 1st reply about April question,coz you talk to her as someone who talk to a kid,who knows nothing about HepaB,and this way is not at all professional,that's way I put my opinion on this forum to tell that your 1st point of view is lies,false. As I wrote in my first reply,I moved in Doha last September and I hope that I will not stay here for more than 2 years :),coz I remark that(and it's my personal opinion)Qatari people are not very open,and they have no consideration,no respect for the foreigners people living in their country,people in whom they see only and think only that they are here only to make money,they don't care about nobody.At the police station,a foreigner is never right in front of a qatari even if it's the qatari who is faulty.I'm not used of this kind of justice.
Yep April, I'm trying to enjoy my self even if most of the time I'm getting bored. An advice : Never accept to move in Doha alone.If they refuse to give to your husband an Resident Permit, don't accept this job coz it's very hard to live alone in Doha if you come from a big city :)
Hi all friends, Happy New Year! I'd like to ask you a specific question about the blood tests which are required for the residence visa. I like to hear a clear answer for it please & urgently if possible. Does the blood test check against Hepatitis C? Or does it check for Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B only? If they check against Hepatitis C, here's my case. According the antibodies of Hepatitis C test, I'm low positive. It means that I have few antibodies for Hepatitis C. However, the PCR test which check the DNA of Hepatitis C proves that I'm negative. I have checked it about 3 times & made sure that I'm clean of the Hepatitis C, but I have the antibodies. Would I have a problem passing the blood test? Thanks alot for your prompt answer as I'm waiting for it urgently.
my sister is having hepatitis b positive .she got married last year and her husband is in bahrain.before 6 months we did a medical test and she turned positive and now she got a family visa also.her husband is coming by next month to take her and my whole family is collapsed in this tension.now her husband did not no about her hepatitis b.if she go to bahrain,will they deport her/in medical test in bahrain,they test for hepatitis also/please help me some one ...i saw apple messages a lot...apple please mail me to my address about these..my email address is meenakshiradhu@yahoo.co.in.she is having less than 20 coupies.she is very very less in spreading...
my sister is having hepatitis b positive .she got married last year and her husband is in bahrain.before 6 months we did a medical test and she turned positive and now she got a family visa also.her husband is coming by next month to take her and my whole family is collapsed in this tension.now her husband did not no about her hepatitis b.if she go to bahrain,will they deport her/in medical test in bahrain,they test for hepatitis also/please help me some one ...i saw apple and ur discussion for april message... please mail me to my address about these..my email address is meenakshiradhu@yahoo.co.in she is having less than 20 coupies.she is very very less in spreading...
my sister is having hepatitis b positive .she got married last year and her husband is in bahrain.before 6 months we did a medical test and she turned positive and now she got a family visa also.her husband is coming by next month to take her and my whole family is collapsed in this tension.now her husband did not no about her hepatitis b.if she go to bahrain,will they deport her/in medical test in bahrain,they test for hepatitis also/please help me some one ...i saw apple messages a lot...apple please mail me to my address about these..my email address is meenakshiradhu@yahoo.co.in.she is having less than 20 coupies.she is very very less in spreading...
my sister is having hepatitis b positive .she got married last year and her husband is in bahrain.before 6 months we did a medical test and she turned positive and now she got a family visa also.her husband is coming by next month to take her and my whole family is collapsed in this tension.now her husband did not no about her hepatitis b.if she go to bahrain,will they deport her/in medical test in bahrain,they test for hepatitis also/please help me some one ...i saw ur messages with april apple ...apple please mail me to my address about these..my email address is meenakshiradhu@yahoo.co.in.she is having less than 20 coupies.she is very very less in spreading...
my sister is having hepatitis b positive .she got married last year and her husband is in bahrain.before 6 months we did a medical test and she turned positive and now she got a family visa also.her husband is coming by next month to take her and my whole family is collapsed in this tension.now her husband did not no about her hepatitis b.if she go to bahrain,will they deport her/in medical test in bahrain,they test for hepatitis also/please help me some one ...i saw ur messages with april apple ...apple please mail me to my address about these..my email address is meenakshiradhu@yahoo.co.in.she is having less than 20 coupies.she is very very less in spreading...
i just now saw ur messages.i too facing same problem in computer.iam typing u the mail
Hello guys, I have the same case with april.my wife is a healthy carrier of Hepatitis B. im presently working here in doha and love to bring my family here since it's very hard to be alone here. However, qatar govt is very strict with HIV,TB and HB. I've got interested when i read the messages in this thread. Apple, i've seen ur message with april and jasmine. Please, I need your help guys. is it possible to contact you to ask for more information and your advise? my email address is pinoy_ito2005@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot.
a person w/ non-infectious hepaB carrier can obtain RP so long that he/she won't be working as a medical and/ or paramedical staff. BUT, if the result is positive(+)... regardless of job nature, automatic deportation will be done. There is no consideration of viral level, its either negative(-) or positive(+)?. Hope it helps.
There is a small confusion in the reply.Iam unable to understand the reply.If the person is non infectious hepatitis B carrier,there is a high chance that he or she will be hepatitis B surface Antigen positive and DNA PCR Quantative(viral Load)will be less than 1 lakh copies per ml.In this case will they be rejected for a residence permit?
What does the test result mean? * Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs): a positive result indicates immunity to hepatitis B from the vaccination or recovery from an infection. *Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg): A negative result indicates that a person has never been exposed to the virus or has recovered from acute hepatitis and has rid themselves of the virus (or has, at most, an occult infection). A positive (or reactive) result indicates an active infection but does not indicate whether the virus can be passed to others. *Hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg): A positive (or reactive) result indicates the presence of virus that can be passed to others. A negative result usually means the virus cannot be spread to others, except in parts of the world where infection with strains that cannot make this protein are common. *Anti-hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc): If it is present with a positive anti-HBs, it usually indicates recovery from an infection and the person is not a carrier or chronically infected. In acute infection, the first type of antibody to HBc to appear is an IgM antibody. Testing for this type of antibody can prove whether a person has recently been infected by HBV (where anti-HBc, IgM would be positive) or for some time (where anti-HBc, IgM would be negative). *HBV DNA: A positive (or reactive) result indicates the presence of virus that can be passed to others. A negative result usually means the virus cannot be spread to others, especially if tests that can pick up as few as 200 viruses (copies) in one mL of blood are used.
I am absolutely astounded by the knowledge that appears to be displayed on this subject.
i sent u email...got it? hope to hear from you gals!
hello, anyone who goes in family visa as house wife to bahrain,............they dont need to undergo any medical tests and my sister went and settled in bahrain.
hello, anyone who goes in family visa as house wife to bahrain,............they dont need to undergo any medical tests and my sister went and settled in bahrain.
I did my medical today for my new job, i inquire about the blood test. accordingly, they will only check HepaB, HepaC, PTB and HIV test for those MEDICAL, PARAMEDICAL, & FOOD HANDLERS workers. the rest only HIV test required. cheers! apple
Is it possible to get a Family RP for someone with HepB? They are a carrier but are not contagious. If anyone knows the truth, please let me know.
Is it possible to get a Family RP for someone with HepB? They are a carrier but are not contagious. If anyone knows the truth, please let me know.
This is great news....I hope it is so, that will make life much easier.
it is! good luck. :)
What are relief to know that they allow HBV inactive carrier to work in Qatar.. I've been planning to apply for Engineering jobs and my biggest concern is that I'm a HBV positive but inactive category.. Thanks you for this info...
Hello there, My wife is HBV carrier also, i may go in few months to doha to work there, and i want to bring her with me, our work has nothing to do with medical jobs, i am an engineer. But i am still confused, i was not able to get a definite answer from the above, can anyone help pleaaaaaaaaaaaaase? Thanks alot.
Welcome to Qatar! Dont worry about the HBV-carrier case of your wife. Regards
Thanks for the relief....... thaaaaaanks :)
What about Hepatitis C Does it prevent from obtaining a family visa
You know.... What happens to one person in the Middle East may not happen to another person. That's why you're getting so many confusing replies, also people like to report hearsay as a true event. My understanding is it's arbitary, just coz one person gets thru' maybe the lab was having a bad day! I am a healthcare professional and have worked in various Middle East countires and health sectors for a number of years, and really there's no rhyme or reason why sometimes people get thru and others don't. Maybe it's down to the company they come here to work for, maybe it's down to the Dr who reviews the results. I've seen so many screwy things going on out here that the only way you're gonna find out is to try.... and if you fail the test, well you can always find something else....Qatar ain't all that! I have had a company employees wife rejected for being diabetic and they're not supposed to test for that! The reply to my question...when I eventually got one after hounding them was that she would be a burden on the healthcare system. True story!
my friend is a hep c . can she obtained a residency there...please help.
If you work under category written below, you need to pass all these test: HIV test, Chest X-ray(PTB) test, Hepatitis A, B, & C and others. 1. Medical 2. Para-medical 3. Food Handlers workers 4. Primary School Teachers If your job doesn't belong to these category, you ONLY need to pass HIV test & Chest X-Ray(Pulmonary Tubedculosis) exam.
Thanks you Apple ..what you say make sense
my friend does not belongs to any of the category. tq
it depends, on his hepatitis status. his job discription. and how is the employer.
HDY HDY
I am Hep (I don't remember exactly b or c) I'm already located in Qatar and suppose to make the medical test tomorrow, I resigned from my previous job in Jordan to work here, and now i am afraid that it won't work because i am a Hep !!! well, i have a new born baby and I need this job badly to be able to support my family. So what can I do now??? my profession is IT Consultant. Neither my wife nor my baby got infected because of me. please advise me and construct me what to do !!! Is there any way I can pass this test, I just want to get this job and move on with my life. You have a family too and you will understand. Right? Please Help Apple.
The tests are done according to the criteria Apple mentioned above, job category, unless the employer wants the specific tests done.
Just like my buddy(e46m3)said, please refer to job categories I mentioned above. I already sent you a private msg. Good luck! Apple:)))
HDY HDY
Hi Thanks you both for the reliefing reply. I went today with all confidence. Now it is a matter of time to find out what might happen. By the way, for all other readers, I have an important remark for you, I asked the doctor there about the Hepatitis blood test, he answered exactly the same as our friend Apple said, it is done only for specific job categories, all jobs that has nothing to do with medical or food or any similar field will not be tested for Hepatitis. So don't worry at all. Thanks again.
It will be of great help and informative to others. I wish for your success! Apple:)))
so how's is your blood test...have you gotten the result...
HDY HDY
No not yet, the results will need from 4 to 5 days to be delivered. But if there is something wrong with the results, they will infrom the person by SMS, they are asking for the mobile number for this purpose. I still have a couple of days waiting anxiously, I hope I won't get any SMS, so PEOPLE DON'T SEND ANY SMS ...... lol Sure I'll post any infromation as soon as I have it. Cheers Lina
I have read with interest the various comments and comments posted on this site and wonder what has happened to Hdy. Apple, speedy and the rest of the group what is your views on the Medical Test procedures follwoing the disappearance of HDY. HDY are you there??????
You are right, he did not give us any answer re his medical test. He is in my buddylist i shall PM to ask him the results. Good you remind us!
Some people register on the forum to get info and then disappear. Don't read too much into it.
HDY HDY
Hi guys, Sorry for not giving any comment or reply earlier, plz accept my apologies. Thanks Apple for alerting me to follow up with this subject. Well buddies, I have good news, I am still in the country :) lol The procedure after the medical test is to go for submitting the finger prints, and you can not perform that unless you passed the medical test. The results of the medical test will not be delivered to you by hand, but it will be forwarded automatically to the next step. Thanks god, I made the finger printing thing which means I passed the medical test. Now, I am waiting for the mandoub to collect my residency ID from the authorities within 10 days and thats it. I hope the above mentioned in formation are helpfull and reliefing for all of you buddies. Thanks again Apple. I will keep following up this subject to reply if there are any comments or questions. Wish you all the best, Cheers HDY
I also have a question. To work in any medical post in the UK you have to be vaccinated against Hep B. Does this mean that anyone who has been vaccinated will have antibodies in their blood and therefore may be identified here as a risk? Is is possible to tell the difference between someone who has been vaccinated and someone who has been exposed to the virus by other means? Should people who have been vaccinated carry evidence of it so that they can prove that they are not a risk? There are so many doctors here who have practiced in the UK, there must be a policy. All of you, thanks for th info. JJ
To my knowledge: Anyone who has been vaccinated against HepaB, can test positive on some routine test. e.i. (HBs test) Hepa-B surface antibody test. But this is a test to determine your level of immunity against Hepa-B, a positive result indicates your immunity to hepatitis B from the vaccination or a recovery from an infection. But NOT to be identified as a risk here. Through the used of more sensitive and sophisticated lab test, it is possible to differentiate between a Hepa-B Antibodies produced by the disease or been exposed by any means AND a Hepa-B Antibodies produced by the vaccines. It is also best advisable though not necessary for us to carry our Hepa-B vaccination card/evidence especially for a medical employee like us.
You are a star, thank you so much for this information, it is invaluable. The people who you care for are lucky people.
Apple. You are great, sweet and trully caring person. Keep it this way. Very few people that have these qualities now days
You are great, sweet and I want to eat you
That i help some of you even in very simple ways. Wish you ALL good health! :)))))
Isn't Apple a gem!
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HDY HDY
The end of story here is that I have my residency ID in my pocket. Everything went smooth and easy. Thanks god. Yours HDY
Walla i'm happy for you:)))))) Just be careful, and i hope you DONT drink alcohol in that condition! Take care!
HDY HDY
Many thanks dear, I appreciate all the support you provided. Of course not, I won't drink alcohol, I know what it might cause in my case, don't worry. We will keep in touch, I hope. Salam dear
I need some information and for people who wants to work in banks then they will be tested only HIV alone.Please some one clarify this again.Apple said that only for medical,para-medical,nurses,food handlers hepatitis b, c,HIV are done and people who work in other fields only HIV is done.Some one please help me with elaboprate detail.Does anyone know whether the same rule is followed in bahrain also because my sister is a hepatitis b carrier ,non-infectious lives in bahrain.she likes to work in finance company or in banks.If what apple said is true ,that they going to do only HIV and my sister can go for a job. Whoever having gud clarity about this ,please explain and give details regarding my doubts.
I need some information.As apple said that only for medical,paramedical,food handlers workeres alone hepatitis b,c,HIV are tested others only HIV alone for employment.Can some one please tell me in detail .My sister is a hepatitis b carrier and non infectious and settled in bahrain now and now she wants to go for a job in some bankk or some office job,if so then only HIV alone is done for her employment.Is it true.I understood thats what from apple talk.Is this qatar rules will be same in bahrain also. Please help me with these details
Kindly refer to HDY's comments in this thread, and you'll get some answers:) , but i'm not sure if it has the same medical procedures in Bahrain?
i Read HDY Comments and ur reply and thanks for ur information and iam trying to find whether the same policy goes in bahrain also.If anyone here from bahrain landed to qatar or knows the details about qatar ,please let me know the details whether hepatitis b is checked for person seeking jobs in banks .
Hi, I was seeing the reply of Apple regarding HBV-carrier case... I have also a query. I am here in Doha, working. I am planning to bring my wife here next month. While doing a routine checkup it is noticed that there is a scar seeing in her x-ray. Will it be a problem for her to get RP here? (She is house-wife, not planning to join any job)
Hi everybody, I've received an offer in the IT field in Qatar, which doesn't go under any category with direct interaction with people, I've the US citizenship as well, and I'd love to get a confirmation from anyone what kind of medical tests I've to pass to get PR in Qatar. Thanks,
Pls make a new thread... very slim chance people will read this because of the thread is very old.
Thank you for giving proper information and iam still trying to find about bahrain rules regarding medical tests for employment.I hope all middle will follow mostly same rules.if anyone finds the news about medical test for employmnet in bahrain .Please inform.
Hi, I got a job offer in Qatar. I'm HIV+ with retrovirals treatments, and my virus levels are actually undetectable. Would I be able to get residence permit in Qatar ?
HYD, Your story is interesting. I want to share your experience and discuss in detail because I have similar problem. Thanks, ABDUL
hai, i am HBsAg positive and i want to know that there will be a medical check up for this(HBsAg). and also i want to know that can i get visa for qatar. I leave in india. Plz,plz.... reply me as soon as possible Thanks in adavance.
some one please reply me, iam wating for the reply..........
You seem to really now your stuff, I have a contract my wife is Hep C positive, she won't be working can she get a family resident permit?   Thanks
Hi guys, i saw all your comments regarding Hepa and Xray test. i actually want to ask Apple regarding the Xray... as she's in medical field or anyone who have idea or information regarding this matter. I'm already here in doha and currently working but not yet undergo to medical. My problem is i have a visible scarse in my lungs and im afraid to be deported because of this matter. But i already see a doctor in Hamad and undergo a lot of procedure and the doctor told me that all the results are negative and no viruses in it. He also told me that if ever i didn't passed in medical, the med-com will forward me to Hamad for further tests and he can support me thru medical results that i'm free of virus and it's an old scarse. So is it possible that med-com will honor that medical report from Hamad and allow me to work here in Qatar? Do u have any fren who have case like mine.. kindly advise in this. Thanks a lot!
Hi Georgio I am also in the same predicament and would like to know if I can get a RP as my viral load is also undetectable. If you have further information please let me know. my email address is busiemab@hotmail.com Thanks
my wife is hbv she can get rp in qatar as a house wife pls give information
Unfortunately, they dont grant RP for HIV+, regardless of the nature of your job:((((
She can possibly get an RP and even allowed to work as an office employees:))
i read this and i appriciate your help to the peoples u have pass the correct information i pray for your long life and health
I think you are an expert in medical area. I have got some question which i sent to your inbox here in this forum. would you please kindly check it? Thanks a lot BR Luke
i'm no expert just have a medical backround and would try to help with the best i can. :)))) i'll try to reply you luke. Take care!
@ Amirhabib if your message was intented for me...then that's the BEST replies I ever had so far in QL. Thank you so much and I wish you the same and your loveones.
i am very glad iv found this forum. i am lookign for answers for so long. i am wanting to work in dubai or qatar since i have relatives working there and they can help me find a sponsor that can issue me a working visa or the residency permit. this has been bothering me for years. i am from the philippines and i cannot apply for an agency hir going to qatar or bahrain or dubai because when the medical is the issue, im afraid il be rejected. my line of work is sales and marketing. but this also involves customer service or direct communciation with other people. can't this be a problem in the medical tests? what are the specific company that accepts this case? do they have new rules now in testing hep b since its 2008 already? can u help me april or anybody there who has concrete answers. im afraid il be deported if i go there and il just waste money and time. can somebody give me a contact who il meet up when im there in qatar that can direct me to a person or consultant just to verify my case before the medical test? so i wont be deported and il leav the country if they say that it's really not accepted. can u email me ? blurryblurr(at)yahoo(dot)com
You need not to worry, just come over and get a good paying job. I would suggest you to have your research regarding the mode of transmission for hep-B. And you'll learn that its not an airborne disease or droplet infection, unlike TB. Which means direct communication with your client will not transmit the virus and wont do any harm on them. Good luck!
Back here in my country of origin, I was tested positive for VDRL (RPR+) but with a very very low titre. Im just days to leaving for Qatar. My agency has not called me since the physical exam. The clinic where I got my test already told me that it would be already impossible for me to get RP in qatar because it would mean deportation when medical exam is done there. My question is how true is this even if my titre is too low (the clinic said they consider it as negative) considering the strict policy of medical exam in Qatar? Do I still have to hope that I will be able to work there? Please, anyone who has some answer, I would appreciate it so that my efforts of following up my papers would not all go to waste. I still have 2 weeks of waiting. Thanks in advance.
Back here in my country of origin, I was tested positive for VDRL (the test for herpes or syphilis, also known as RPR) but with a very very low titre. I didnt know I had this kind of antibody until this physical exam coz I always would have blood exams done from time to time and I was really shocked to have known this at this point (How come this was'nt detected in my past blood exams in various clinics and hospitals early on???). Im just days to leaving for Qatar. My agency has not called me since the physical exam. The clinic where I got my test already told me that it would be already impossible for me to get RP in qatar because it would mean deportation when medical exam is done there (They said Qatari med-com would not accept any explanation once you show VDRL positive). My question is how true is this even if my titre is too low (the clinic said they consider it as negative) considering the strict policy of medical exam in Qatar? Do I still have to hope that I will be able to work there? Please, anyone who has some answer, I would appreciate it so that my efforts of following up my papers would not all go to waste. I still have 2 weeks of waiting. Thanks in advance.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND HELP ME I have read one of your comment about getting job in Qatar, but you r HIV positive. Yes, we ares haring the same situation. Many countries ban the HIV immigrants. I know my status when I was in US last summer. I got job offer in Doha as professionals expatriates. My health condition is good, and the viral load in undetectable and my CD4 count about 800. I am not required any treatment at the moment, then my doctor confirmed that my health performance are very good, and willing to provide the medical report for reference and confirm that I am fit to work. I also clean from other physical illness, drugs, alcohol, syphilis, etc... I went through the website www.explore-qatar.co....here is what its quoted. "A residence visa valid for up to 3 years is granted to persons holding employment contracts to work in Qatar. Applications for residence permits are made through the Immigration Department. Employers arrange the necessary appointments, which include a medical examination, and finger-printing. The medical examination includes a blood test for Aids and Hepatitis, as well as an X-ray for tuberculoses.The results of these tests are normally received within 48 hours." But, i didn't get any feedback about this matter until I found qatarliving.com. I was looking for the resource on my situation and I found your comments on it. So, therefore I take this opportunity to keep in touch with you. I have read every single forum topics about HIV+ that commented by people who deal with experience from the disease or the people who deal with the medical exam on HIV+. I really like to go to Doha, this is kind of golden opportunity for my career in future life. It may be one in life time opportunity. In my case, should I decline the pre-employment at the beginning in my home country? Kindly respond me as soon as possible. Your cooperation very much appreciated. Regards, Alim
had my medical exam result and i'm not fit to work because i am HbsAg reactive. i don't know what other blood test they had done, i just knew that they only did was the HbsAg test. the accredited medical clinic here in manila told me that the gcc countries are very strict with diseases like hepa b. do i need to seek second opinion from other doctor and undergo another laboratory exam on hepa b. will it be susceptible on the process of my visa? please help me to enlighten on this matter.
sorry, im having network error. pls feel free to email me mnd_diong@yahoo.com i tried to send u email but ur em-adds is incorrect. regards, apple
hi there, can anyone tell me what shall i do after doing the medical test for my family? and how do i know if i should go to make the finger prints thing./ thank you
Hi apple, i am engineer, Is it mandatoy to have HBV test to work in Qatar. dinesh
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yup, ur right they're very strict for those having that type of job. Anyway april, just to make it sure for you, I will inquire to some friends @ med-com tomorrow, I really want to help you. Tnx, firstar124
Yes, it is Dinesh_ind But may have a great chance of passing, depending on your job category.
can any one help me,am working in qatar.my husband is a hepatitis b carrier,i would like to bring him to qatar,can he get resident visa?
Hi Apple, can you help me, I am a engineer and a hepatitis b carrierm I would like to work in qatar, can I get resident visa?
Hi Apple, can you help me, I am a engineer and a hepatitis b carrier, I would like to work in qatar, can I get resident visa? please reply me and i am very highly appreciated.
Hi Apple! Can you help me, I am a electrical engineer and a hepatitis b carrier, I would like to work in qatar, can I get resident visa? please reply me and i am very highly appreciated.
Hi, I m from Dhaka, Bangladesh. For coming Qatar i test my blood but the test result is Reactive & sample rate is 157 but cutoff value is only 2. Now i want to may i can come to doha for work? U know any treatment ?
I AM A ENGINEER AND HEPA B CARRIER THOUGH NOT INFECTIOUS, CAN I WORK THERE W/ THIS CASE???MY MEDICAL IS GETTING CLOSER,PLZ DO REPLY COZ I'M SO WORY ABOUT THIS..TNX N ADVANZ! GOD SPEED!...
I AM A ENGINEER AND HEPA B CARRIER THOUGH NOT INFECTIOUS, CAN I WORK THERE W/ THIS CASE???MY MEDICAL IS GETTING CLOSER,PLZ DO REPLY COZ I'M SO WORY ABOUT THIS..TNX N ADVANZ! GOD SPEED!...
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how about in saudi arabia?do they permit me to work there?wat shoukd i do?hope u can give me idea..tnx a lot....
I have no idea w/ the medical system in KSA, though it could be quiet similar for all GCC. The best thing to do is to inform your HR Manager in the company regarding your illness, and explain to them that it is not harmful and contagious for them, if they have no objection on that, they can be of great help to you and it should be written clearly on the category of the application form for medical that you are an Engineer and the nature of your work is that of an Engineer. Good Luck!
What exactly do they check in the Medical?
It wont do any help at Medical Commission, but pre-employment medical is usually asked by your employer/company as requirements. And if you are an Engineer, you have great chances to passed the medical. You may send me pm, if you wish.
Hi Ming, I'm same as your case. Have you get your PR? LauraS
Laura.Sweet and Ming are same person. And am sending private messages and replying on this forum to the same person regarding medical issues???? hmmmm very funny!!!
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Hi Apply, Please give me some high light when you get time. Thanks and regards, LauraS
Hi Apple, Thanks for the valuable information you provided... Have a wonderful day! Laura
It's not true. I send PM to you.
Have you received my PM? I sent twice, but not in my sent messages... Have a nice evening! LauraS
Apple pls help me... I signed a work contract last week going to qatar as secretary and Im about to leave this january. As preparation for the medical examination I went to a laboratory clinic to undergone HbsAg screening. Unfortunately the result is positive. My wife and daughter are not positive thats why i had them vaccinated quickly. I am so worried now that I will fail the medical examination set by my local agency. Is there a possibility that I can still go to Qatar and get the job? Its a construction company.. I already resigned at my work here because of this opportunity to work in Qatar but suddenly am thinking that I might loose it because I have hepaB.. Pls... help me I am so worried because the future of my famly is at stake here specially my 2 year old daughter... Thank you very much in advance to you miss apple and to anyone who will answer this..
You may have great chances in passing the medical here in Doha if you work as Secretary in a construction company. But your main concern now is how to passed the medical in Philippines, Gamca is very strict in medical test especially hepatitis.
What is Gamca? Im so sorry im not familiar with that because its my first time to apply abroad.. So it means that the result of my HbsAg test here in the Philippines must be negative? Thank You very much Ms Apple for your time to answer my question.. Its very much appreciated.. Thanks..
One of our site workers just tested Hepa B positive. When we are about to transfer him to Ras Laffan, he was tested positive for Hepa B, Ras Laffan admin rejected his application for gate pass because they will not allow Hepa B positive inside the site.
days are like flu or cough that can be cured through proper medication, i think you should seek a good physician to help you in addressing this issue, and by the way go ahead with your plan in coming here in Qatar and God will do the rest (if you believe). "We cannot change the past, we only learnt from it"
Hi Apple, Iam from India Recently i've got an oppertunity in Qatar at a Construction company as a Project Manger unfortunatly iam having HbsAg positive i got to know about this in 2004 immdiatly gone through so many medical regarding Heptitise finaly doctor conluded that it's reactive /contigious hence no further treatment required,now please tell me will it any problem to get my employment permit in Qatar,plz ansewr me quickly.
Appel please find that there is a small correction in my early comment that the doctor conclude after go through so many medical test that it's NOT reactive/contigious.plz reply me.
Hi,im a new user of this site,i got interested and well amazed by the various opinions ive read so far about obtaining RP in doha,qatar with regards to hepa b carriers.now,this is my situation and i need ur back up answers guys and gals.im happy and thankful that i just signed the offer letter of the company.but my problem now is, im an inactive hepa b carrier and im worried if they wont give any consideration to my situation.last october i was diagnosed to have chronic "inactive" hepa b of which it is not contagious.my liver enzymes said to be in the normal state and there is no evidence of liver dysfunction.my titer is 2,735IU/L.i came her carried along with me are my hepatitis panel results and a valid mediacal certificate from my dr,a enterologists,.now im really do hoping and praying to God that my condition would be allowed by the company.because for sure in no time i will undergo general medical asessment.please help me find answers.i need to have clues for i know this country is strict.but im still hoping for a positive response that i can make it!i can work here in doha notwithstanding all the trials and sacrifices im struggling through.i wish to see in time the best specialist in doha regarding my case.i do hope and believe that in the right time and circumstances i will be treated.i will be working as a beauty advisor in one of the malls here not in healthcare settings,or in any food stations.please i do need ur immediate concern regarding this matter,,i know it cud help to relieve my anxiousness..one of the dr, i known here sed to me that they are only testing for HbC. is is true? pls respond..thank u and GODSPEED..
Im just waiting for the release of my RP and got alarmed with the information regarding PTB. I had PTB wayback 2007 but I was treated and got my medical certification for the treatment. I also have the history of my xrays. Is there a chance that I will still be deported even if I have medical proofs that the condition was already treated? Hoping for your response. Thanks a lot.
Sorry guys, I am no in position to decide for your medical results or neither am I a doctor nor especialist here. I will share infos on something that am sure it is, but beyond that its no longer in my hands. The medical committees will decide for the results of your medicals for approval.
Did you watch resident evil?
hi everyone, i found this forum and find it very interesting because i want to apply for a job in qatar for electrical engineer, but the problem is I am hep b reactive but as my doctor advice me to undergo hepa profile test, we have found out that my case is inactive one because my hbeag result is negative and my antihbeag is positive and i have a normal sgpt and my doctor told me that i am a healthy carrier, please anyone could help me, please give me an idea if is it possible for me to get a working permit/visa for qatar, please reply my concern or send me an email slbensurto@gmail.com, your response will be highly appreciated. thank you
Dear Apple, Can u give me just one info if you know. I'm form Austria and I have onbe problem. Last year I got therapy because I was tested positive to syphilis. It was proper therapy and my doctor told me that I'm clear now. But, like we know all test became normal very slow after therapy. Last month, 7 month after therapy results were like this: VDRL non-reactive - titre 0 (zero), TPHA reactive - titre 1:1280 (this titer is low now because it was 15 times higher before therapy), IgG-FTA-ABS reactive, titer 1:40, IgM-FTA-ABS nonreactive, titer / . My question is: Is that acceptable for RP in Qatar. This month i'm coming in Qatar and my company asked to make VDRL test in our country. Do they test VDRL again in Doha or just HIV, HEP A,B,C etc. Will they deport me in Austria if VDRL is positive in Doha. It can be positive/reactive in Doha because my doctor told me that 18 month after therapy it can show sometimes reactive and sometimes non-reactive status, but titer will be allways zero and that titer is evidence that I am fine now. Can u please help me with some advice, because if they can deport me because of that, I don't want to come in Qatar this month. Are Qatar medicals accept certificate issued by specialist doctor in Austria where is stated that I got proper therapy and that I am healthy now. Thanks. If somebody have similar experience, please write about that.
its sort of difficult to understand these answers? SO Because I am HIV positive I can not obtain a work permit in Qatar?
Mheggel- it is curable, just seriously continue taking your medications and come over. PHL- am affraid that the answer to your question is YES! sorry to say that.
Dear Apple, You are wonderfull person and God bless You! :) Tell me just one information more please: Last week I repeated these tests: VDRL is reactive and titer is 0 (zero). All other test are same like I stated (TPHA reactive - titre 1:1280, IgG-FTA-ABS reactive, titer 1:40, IgM-FTA-ABS nonreactive, titer /). My doctor still talking the same thing: "Michael, you are treated with penincilline injection and you don't have syphilis. VDRL is reactive because there are antybodies for syohilis and here in our clinic in Austria we know that because we checked your condition at the time you were tested positive, during the therapy and after therapy, and there was huge titer in VDRL last year - 1:64 but today is zero, so Michael that means you are treated succesfully and you are healthy now. VDRL can be sometimes reactive and sometimes non-reactive, but that is only antybodies reactivity not bacteria reaction which is BIG difference." My doctor told me that she can give me certificate to bring in Doha with me and she will explain there (it is some kind of letter) that I was treated with penicilline and that is no necessary now to repeat therapy again because there are only antybodies detected in my test, not bacteria. Dear Apple, could you be so kind and give me some info about that. Will they accept that or they will deport me back in Austria. Do they test me in Doha for VDRL or only HIV, TBC and Hep ABC? If you can, you can also send me that info by email mheggel(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you so much and I wish you all the best with all my hard. I am going nest week (in 7 days) to Doha and I am very nervous becaouse of mine situation.
Mheggel, thank you so much! Re: your queries, they will test u w/ HIV, PTB, and Hepa B/C. And if they found u positive of VDRL, they will advise and recommend u for treatment but not to deport u especially if you're already treated and cured, dont worry about that. Keep us update! :)
Thank you dear Apple. There is no more stone on my chest now. :)
Dear Apple you wrote "...they will test u w /............ Etc etc....". maybe i'm stupid and that can be funny but what is that W/ ? tnx Apple!!! :)
Blood test-> HIV(AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus -> Hepatitis B & C Chest X-Ray-> PTB(Pulmonary Tuberculosis) Hope its clear now?
Dear Friends, I am realy happy to find this fourm, i am trying to move in qater after getting a good offer from a M&C company, can any one of you help me about the medical examination for employement visa stamping on the passport, i am hep.b carrier since last 5 years and my profession is Engineer. Please advise Thanks & Regards
As for my case, before your passport will be stamp, you will be require to undergo medical examination, blood sample and x-ray. Now definitely they will soon find out if you have problem in your blood like what you've mentioned that you're a Hepa B (is it Active?). Need to tell your company about it before going here in qatar.
no, it is not active. does they check HBSAG for Engieers ?
PLS. GIVE ME SOME INFO ABOUT THIS I'M JUST CURIOUS IF HEART ILLNESS OR PROBLEM CAN AFFECT MED. EXAM OR ONE OF THE REASON FOR NOT GETTING A RES. PERMIT OR I.D. WHAT DISORDER USUALLY THE QATAR GOVT. PARTICULAR WITH?
HI!! Everybody, Right now i am working in Oman for the last four years . Before to come Oman I went through medical examination In India .One of center rejetced me on X-Ray scare .Later one within next 2/3 days I tried with another center I got fitness certificate without any influence .On the basis of that i came to oman and cleared all medical test here.In Oman normally they are checking blood If they have any doubt in blood report then they are going for X-ray.In my case they never did X-ray. Now i have one offer from qatar in automobile sector .I want to go qatar but little bit scared because of one unfit medical report.for example if I got rejected on X-ray will they stampt UNFIT in pass port. Because of one center report 4 years before i am not able to decide .I will appreciate if any body could suggest me.I never have TB in my family history.
hi to all...i'm just curious about the medical exam in qatar...is it true na kahit my hepB can stay and pass the medical as long as na hndi ka magtatrabaho sa hospitals,food handlers and schools? please tell me about this...thank you!
siasn,did you find answers in questions?are you working in qatar now?
I am applying as Nutritionist/dietitian in a restaurant. My medical is pending due to some abnormality in my x-ray. It has scar in the apex and the finding is there was pleural thickening. My employer ask clearance from medical commission and they required me to have PPD and quantiferon. Unfortunately I got positive in PPD having 14mm but negative on quantiferon. Do you think, mdical commission grant me PR on this? Pls advise as I really want to work in Qatar. Thanks
i got an offer as finance dept in qatar. I will be new to qatar and having HbsAg. Please some one tell me can i pass medical exam. I check the whole forum and apple is helping everyone. So i believe apple will help me in this... at present in U.A.E

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