Issue of Permit to Import Medicines for Personal Use

Service completion duration

  • 3 working days

Service fees

  • No payment - free service

Service Rating

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About the Service

This service is optional for travelers visiting the country, and is available for residents of the country. In order to import and carry narcotic medicine and psychotropic (controlled medicine) for personal use.

Service Process

  • 1
    Access to the electronic service through the MOHAP website or the SmartApp and create an account on the website or smart application

    • 2
      Fill out the data and attach the required documents and complete them to obtain approval

      • 3
        If the conditions are met, the permit will be issued through the MOHAP e-system or Smart APP.

        Conditions & Requirements

        1. This service is optional for travelers visiting the country who wish to obtain electronic approvals, as it is allowed for those coming to the country to take narcotic medicine and Psychotropics (Controlled medications) with them within the limits of a quantity that does not exceed the patient's need for a maximum period of three months.

        2. It is available also for residents wishing to import narcotic medicine and controlled medicine, through the electronic system to obtain electronic approval (for those over the legal age). Incase the patient is under the legal age, the guardian shall submit through the electronic system.

        FAQ’s

        1. The service is available for narcotic, controlled and semi-controlled drugs and is not mandatory for other drugs.
        2. A medical report issued not more than one year by the health facility in which the patient is treated, authenticated by the health authority in the Country in which the treatment is received, or the Country's embassy therein, or by any accredited authentication body in that country
        3. A copy of the medical prescription with the patient name that has not been issued for more than three months, provided that it includes the patient’s name, the name of the trade & generic name, dosage form, prescribed dose, the date of issuing the prescription, the duration of treatment, the doctor’s name and stamp and the stamp of the treatment authority, and it must be authenticated by the health authority in the country In which he received treatment, or from the embassy of the country therein, or from any authority approved for documentation in that country
        4. Please apply via MOHAP Electronic system or through the Smart App
        5. Two months
        6. The Permit is for single use only
        Service completion duration
        • 3 working days
        Service fees

        No payment - free service

        Service channels
        • MOHAP Website

        • MOHAP Mobile App

        Payment channels
        • None - Service is free

        Target audience
        • Patients (all age groups)

        Department name

        Drug Department

        Sector name

        Health Regulation Sector

        Main service

        Clearance, Import and Export Permits

        Service Code

        110-02-001-000

        Service Classfication

        Transactional

        Service Type

        Government to Customer

        Sub Service Type

        Variation

        Related Services
        • This service is not linked to other services

        Service Bundle

        This service is not linked to any other package

        Number of Users

        6537

        Number of Applications

        4610

        Required Documents
        • For residents:

          • A copy of the medical prescription with the name of the patient, issued no more than three months ago from the unified electronic platform.

          • An authenticated medical report from the health facility in which the patient is treated, within the country.

          • Copy of Emirates ID or passport.

        • For Travelers:

          • A medical report issued not more than one year by the health facility in which the patient is treated, authenticated by the health authority in the Country in which the treatment is received, or the Country's embassy therein, or by any accredited authentication body in that country, Or Copy of the prescription in the name of the patient, issued not more than three months, provided that it includes the patient's full name, the scientific and/or commercial drug name, the pharmaceutical form, the prescribed dose, the date of issuing the prescription, the duration of treatment, the name of the physician, his/ her seal and the stamp of the treating authority and must be authenticated by the health authority in the Country in which the treatment was received, or the Country's embassy therein, or by any accredited authentication body in that Country.

          • Copy of the Passport.

        Sustainable Goals
        Good Health And Well-Being

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