VISA & Iqaamah Q/A
Do I have to take an HIV/AIDS test before entering Saudi ‘Arabia? Is it a prerequisite for an iqaamah?
Some people have entered Saudi without having to take the test however, here’s what the law states:
*Anyone coming to work in the Kingdom must undergo a medical exam and present a medical report confirming that they are free from contagious diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Any worker testing positive for HIV/AIDS will not be allowed to work in the Kingdom. Please inquire directly with the Embassy of Saudi Arabia before you travel.
Source: Travel State Gov
*HIV-positive expatriate workers are offered treatment until they become well, after which they are deported to their home countries.
Resident Visa Requirements: Three copies of our medical report, along with three passport size color pictures with a white background. This medical report must be issued by a licensed physician who must sign each copy and must certify that the applicant is free of any contagious disease. The license number and address of the physician should appear on each copy . Medical reports should be used within three months from the date of issuance.
Click here to download the medical report form (pdf format). Children under the age of sixteen (16) do not need a medical report.