Occupational Health Card (OHC) - Dubai health authority

Updated: Jun 10

Occupational Health Card (OHC) - Dubai health authority

How to apply for an Occupational Health Card in Dubai?

• Occupational Health Card is required for the staff working in Restaurant, Cafeteria, Foodstuff trading, Bakery, Catering centre, Kindergarten, Health club, Fitness centre, Spa, Salon, Grocery, Furniture polishers, Printing press workers....

• This Card is issued by Dubai health authority

New employee has to apply for this Card within 30 days from the date of his/her arrival/ Status Change. If you are applying for OHC after 30 days, you should show Visa Medical Fitness Certificate at the time of applying for OHC. This is applicable only if the visa is not stamped on the passport.

Card validity: one year

Required Documents:

• Passport copy---

• Visa copy

• 1 Photo

• Emirates ID copy (optional)


If the employee is outside the country and his/her Occupational Health Card is expired, then he/she must renew the card within 5 working days from the date of entering the country.


Medical test includes:

• X-ray & Blood specimen collection



• Your appointment date for the blood test may be after long days. But you can go next day. You may get fine if you didn't go for blood test within 20 days from the date of online payment.


No Plastic Card: Occupational Health Card is merged to Emirates ID. You can show Emirates ID at the time of inspection.

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