Can I get a license while I’m outside the UAE?

There's a common misunderstanding that being physically present in the UAE or having a work visa is an absolute requirement to obtain the UAE active license. However, this varies depending on the specific UAE health authorities.

Here are the differences between these health authorities:

  • Getting an active license even if you’re not in the UAE.
  • You don’t need a work permit or residence visa before obtaining your license, especially for specific DHA or DOH facilities.
  1. If you hold MOH EVALUATION CERTIFICATES, the process has specific requirements:
  • Health professionals can also get an active license even if they are outside the UAE. However, it’s crucial to note that a final MOH active license is issued only to UAE residence visa holders; visit visas or tourism visas are not accepted.

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