Today, individuals who wish to get a medical test for VISA purposes need to wait for hours together. This causes a lot of valuable time to be wasted, both for the applicant and the doctors who conduct these tests. In order to speed up the process, a new fitness check system, Salem has been introduced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) which conducts the medical fitness test for Visa, in a minute.

Currently, there are 65 accredited and authorized centers apart from 16 medical fitness centers in Dubai to get your tests done which include blood tests and X Ray.

According to a survey in 2015, there were 2 million people who underwent medical fitness test out of which 1.2 million were applicants were for Visa renewal purpose.

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Any individual can visit any of the authorized medical fitness centers and get the tests done in a minute which would be totally electronic. A customer needs to provide their basic details like Name, phone number, Email ID and address and get the registration done. Once the required tests are done, he/she would receive a text message and electronically generated reports would be sent to the Email ID. This process would be completely automatic without human interaction.

A medical fitness test is of utmost importance for the Expats in UAE while getting their Visa renewed. Not only for Visa purpose, these medical tests are important as even organizations ask for employees’ medical fitness reports. Salem has tied up with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA).

Employees working in a medium or large scale organization i.e which has more than 50 employees need not go to the fitness center to get their applications filled. GRDFA provide login credentials for their website to each organization where the organization can directly login and fill the application forms. In addition, Tawajod service is provided in order to serve the corporate employees quickly without any delays.

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The medical centers have a few facilities like regular, 24 hours, 2 days and VIP medical services which guarantee that the results are sent within the desired time period. These medical centers will be equally distributed geographically across Dubai so that it would be easy for people to visit. Also, all the centers will be following similar standards to help a customer in much better and more efficient manners.

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