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Apply for Temporary License for Healthcare Practitioners

  • Last Updated 09 Jun, 2022
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Online
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Public Health
  • Service Classification : G2C, G2B, G2G
  • Topic : Employment and Workplace, Health, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee

Service Description

Healthcare practitioners or healthcare facilities may submit a request to the Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP) to issue a temporary license with a validity of six months which is non-renewable - after the completion of the evaluation process -while the permanent licensing requirements can be completed within those six months.

Online Instructions

  • Log in to the e-Registration and Licensing System.
  • Choose “Apply for Temporary License”.
  • Fill in all the required information as per the highlighted asterisks.
  • Provide any additional information and uploads required.
  • Pay appropriate fees, then submit your application.

Required Documents

  • Copy of valid QID (front and back).
  • In case the healthcare practitioner applies for the temporary license without a QID, then the following documents must be submitted:
    • Medical Test from the home country (Blood Test, Chest X-ray) attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qatar (MOFA).
    • Police Clearance Certificate from the home country attested from MOFA.
  • Undertaking letters for the temporary license for the practitioner and facility, (You can find the letter template through this link).

Additional Information

  • Additional details are available on MOPH website.
  • Applications that do not meet the requirements will be sent back to the applicant.
  • Temporary Licenses shall be valid for a maximum period of 6 months (non-renewable).
  • The practitioner must apply for a licensing application during the temporary license validity period; otherwise, they will have to re-apply for evaluation.
  • In case of negative verification reports and proven incidents of fraud, the license will be suspended, practitioner will be banned from practicing immediately and this will result in disciplinary actions against the practitioner.
  • Original documents/certificates might be requested on a case-by-case basis.
  • Any other documents required to support the application that are not mentioned above must be submitted upon request.
  • Any documents presented in languages other than Arabic or English must be translated to Arabic or English and attached to a copy of the original documents.
  • Please check and refer to the circulars issued frequently by the DHP frequently to get the latest updates of the registration and licensing requirements.


Fees vary according to each profession.

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