Issue of Permit to Import Medicines for Personal Use

Service completion duration

  • 3 working days

Service fees

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About the Service

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

Service Process

  • 1
    Log in to the electronic service and register an account on the website.

    • 2
      Submit the application through the electronic service to obtain approval, accompanied by the required documents.

      • 3
        Application is reviewed by the competent employee at the Ministry of Health and prevention.

        • 4
          The approval is issued and sent to the customer.

          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 mandatory for citizens and residents wishing to import narcotic medicine and controlled medicine, to apply through the electronic system to obtain electronic approval (for those over the legal age). In the event that 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. The medical report must be from the health facility in which the patient is being treated, documented by the health authority in the country in which he received treatment, or by the embassy, or any authority approved for documentation in that country, not more than a year since its issuance.
          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 the online system.
          5. Two months.
          6. The Permit is for single use only.
          Service completion duration
          • 3 working days
          Service fees

          Free

          Service channels
          • MOHAP Website

          • MOHAP Mobile App

          Payment channels
          • E- Payment

          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 in the name of the patient, issued no more than three months ago from the unified electronic platform.

            • A medical report from the health facility in which the patient is treated, authenticated by the health authority in the country.

            • Copy of Emirates ID or passport.

          • For Travelers:

            • A medical report issued less 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 less 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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