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Medical Examination for Domestic Employees and their Equivalents

Domestic Pre-Employment Process Description

  1. During the submission of New Work Permit the domestic employer should select three preferred medical centres.
  2. Once the new work permit is issued, then:
    • For Domestic Employee in the Kingdom of Bahrain: they will visit Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) to complete the enrolment process, issue the residency permit and issue Ministry of Health (MOH) appointment.
    • For Domestic Employee out of the Kingdom of Bahrain: once they enter the Kingdom of Bahrain, domestic employee will visit Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) counter at the airport to complete enrolment process, issue the residency permit and issue Ministry of Health (MOH) appointment.
    • During Enrolment process Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) system will contact Ministry of Health (MOH) system automatically to issue the appointment based on the availability of the appointments in the preferred health centres in order of the preference selected by employer and if not available then Ministry of Health (MOH) system will issue an appointment on a fourth health centre.
  3. Client will be able to update the appointment date and centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Portal - Medical Examination Appointments/Medical Result Service up to one day before the appointment is due.
    • Employer should Raise Tawasul ticket to Ministry of Health if any issue occurred in re-scheduling of an appointment through the Kingdom of Bahrain's National Portal.
  4. If the appointment is passed then the domestic employee should visit the health centre where the appointment is generated to continue with the medical examination.

Domestic expatriate employees arriving to the Kingdom of Bahrain from abroad, and those who already reside in the Kingdom of Bahrain, must follow the below steps in order to complete the medical examination procedure:

  1. General Rules for Pre-employment Medical Examination for Domestic Expatriate Employees and their equivalents:
    domestic expatriate employees shall be examined against several diseases and a report shall be issued, that clearly indicates whether they are fit or unfit for duty.
  2. Authorized Medical Centres Outside of the Kingdom of Bahrain through Wafid platform:
    • The medical examination has to be performed at an authorized medical centre for prospective domestic expatriate employees before arriving at the Kingdom of Bahrain, employer may check the authorized health centres located at their countries by visiting or clicking Wafid or Authorized Health Centres Outside of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
    • Domestic expatriate employees whose countries are not included in the list will be able to conduct their health screening at any hospital or medical centre of their choice back home and by attaching the Non Wafid Medical Check Up Form PDF (427 KB) while applying for a New Work Permit application.

The issued medical report must be submitted to the prospective employer in order to apply for work permit application.

For more information and inquiries, please contact the Labour Market Regulatory Authority's call centre: +973 17506055 or raise an E-Support ticket or raise a complaint in the National Suggestions and Complaint System (Tawasul).

Last Update: Monday 27 March 2023