Sick leave issued by a private or government health facility in Sharjah or a northern emirates can be attested at the health facility at which the treatment was carried out.
If the leave period is for five days or less, it can be attested electronically without the need for accreditation from a medical committee.
If the sick leave exceeds five days and extends for up to one month, it must be attested electronically, with fee payment, and then approved by the medical sub-committee in the emirate.
If the duration of the leave exceeds one month, it must be attested electronically, with fee payment, and then approved by the Higher Medical Committee of MOHAP.
The private medical facility must be licensed.
The period of time between the date of leave issuance by the medical establishment and the request for attestation from the Ministry must not exceed one month.
Sick leave issued by health institutions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must first be approved by the relevant city's Health Authority and then submitted electronically through the MOHAP website.
Medical reports or sick leave issued by medical institutions outside the UAE must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; where customers require approval of such sick leave from the MOHAP, they will be referred to the relevant medical committee for approval.