Expatriates who are coming to Bahrain to take up an employment need to get a work permit in order to work legally in Bahrain.
- One of the main requirements of getting a work permit is the medical checkup. The medical should be done at the country of origin from an approved GAMCA medical Centre and also upon the arrival to Bahrain after getting the permit. The list of Medical centres approved in Bahrain PDF (367 KB)
- Medical Checkup not required for the dependent visa.
Expatriate employees coming to Bahrain from abroad and those already residing in Bahrain should follow the below steps to complete the medical examination procedure:
- General Rules for Pre-employment Medical Check-up for Expatriate Employees
The expatriate employee will be examined against a number of diseases and will be issued a report that show whether he is fit or unfit for work. For further information about the type of medical tests that will be conducted, please check General Rules for Pre-employment Medical Check-up for Expatriate Employees.
- Authorised Health Centers Lookup
The medical checkup has to be done at an authorised health Centre. Prospective expatriate employees, outside Bahrain, can check for authorised health centers in their home countries by using the “Authorised Health Centre Lookup”.
Expatriate employees whose countries are not included in the Lookup can complete their health screening at any hospital or medical Centre of their choice in their home country or city and attached the “Non GAMCA Medical Check Up Form PDF (497 KB)” in the New Work Permit application.
The issued medical report should be submitted to the prospective employer in order to apply for work permit.
Last Update: Sunday 26 September 2021