New DHA UAE License Process Step by Step with FEES

The detailed process of the new DHA License step by step with fees is listed below. If you are a healthcare professional and looking to work in Dubai or UAE you will need a professional license to get registered here. For this process, you have to apply for a new license with certain requirements. All of the documents needed, professional certificates needed, fitness tests, passport requirements, and professional requirements are listed below step by step. You will also find a detailed fee structure which will help you to apply for a new license in Dubai in no time.

DHA UAE License Requirements

Nationally accredited Educational Qualifications recognized by DHA Professional Qualifications Requirements (PQR)

  • Official Educational transcript(s)
  • Recent professional experience based on DHA PQR criteria
  • Log Book for the recent last 2 years for surgical specialities stamped and signed by the Medical Director or authorized person of the healthcare facility
  • Valid professional License/Registration from country of last employment
  • Valid Good Standing Certificate not older than 6 months.
  • Medical fitness test (if applicant’s age was 65 and above), and the test should be conducted only by medical fitness centres at DHA
  • Valid Passport Copy
  • Passport size photograph

Note: PSV stands for primary source verification and means that all the documents required for licensure shall be verified directly from the original or primary source.

Assessment Requirements

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Healthcare professionals are required to pass the DHA assessment to obtain a professional license. This assessment shall depend on the healthcare professional’s title and may include but not be limited to written or oral tests

Note: for oral assessment, payment must be done within 2 hours. Otherwise, the selection assessment date will be cancelled and for Prometric assessment (CBT) eligibility number will be valid for 3 months after the PSV payment.

Post-Assessment Requirements

Offer letter from recruiting facility including the professional title, facility stamp and signature of Medical Director or authorized person.
Malpractice Insurance from recruiting facility.

Note: The applicant must ensure that the facility he is opting to work for his/her speciality is listed and licensed by DHA.

New DHA License Application (Summary)

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A summary of the expected fees you might have to pay for a new license from DHA. All the Fees Details (in Dhs)

  • Initial Fees AED 220
  • Primary Source Verification (PSV) – (Complete guide on DataFlow)
  • Physicians/Dentist AED 1235
  • Nurses & Allied Health AED 935
  • Extra Document AED 300


Oral (Normal)

  • Physicians/Dentist AED 520
  • Nurses & Allied Health AED 270

Prometric Fees

  • Physicians/Dentist USD 210
  • Nurses & Allied Health USD 170

Issue License Fees

  • Physicians/Dentist AED 3020
  • Nurses & Allied Health AED 1020

Delivery fees

Physicians/Dentist/ Nurses & Allied Health AED 20 payable cash upon delivery


  • Credentialing (application review): 2-4 weeks
    Primary Source Verification (PSV): it will be processed 48 hours after payment.


  • Prometric Assessment (CBT): based on Prometric assessment schedule
    Oral Assessment: based on the DHA assessment schedule

Upload labour card and Insurance

  • 5 working days after application submission
  • Issue license: 2 working days

All of these details are taken from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) website available for free. It is for educational purposes only.

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