Issue of Permit to Import Narcotic Drugs

Service completion duration

  • 3 working days for initial-approval
    2 working days for final approval

Service fees

  • Application fee: 100 AED
  • Fees for importing narcotic drugs: 1% of the invoi...

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About the Service

This service enables customers to apply for permission to import narcotic drugs from outside the UAE for the purpose of selling or using them under the applicable laws in the UAE.

Service Process

  • 1
    Register in the e-services, create a user name and password (if not already registered), and accesses the E-system.

    • 2
      The customer submits an application for initial approval to import narcotic drugs and pays the application fee.

      • 3
        The application will be examined by the officer in charge, and the documents and requirements will be reviewed.

        • 4
          The initial approval will be issued by the Drug Department.

          • 5
            The customer submits the application for the final approval and pays the due fees.

            • 6
              The final approval of import will be issued by the Drug Department, and the cargo can be then released.

              Conditions & Requirements

              1. The institution's license must be valid.

              2. The pharmacist's license must be valid.

              Service completion duration
              • 3 working days for initial-approval
                2 working days for final approval
              Service fees

              Application fee: 100 AED

              Fees for importing narcotic drugs: 1% of the invoice value and a minimum of 200 AED for each permit

              Service channels
              • MOHAP Website

              • Service Centers

              Service locations

              Payment channels
              • E- Payment

              Target audience
              • Pharmaceutical drug stores

              Department name

              Drug Department

              Sector name

              Health Regulation Sector

              Main service

              Clearance, Import and Export Permits

              Service Code

              110-02-003-000

              Service Classfication

              Transactional

              Service Type

              Government to Business

              Sub Service Type

              Variation

              Required Documents
              • Copy of invoice from the country of origin.

              • Product Analysis certificate.

              • Product Registration certificate.

              • License issued by MOHAP.

              • Trade License.

              • Application form for importing controlled medicines.

              • Standard stock of medicines approved by MOHAP.

              • Letter of Commitment from the requesting hospital.

              • License of the pharmacist in charge.

              • Local purchase request from the requesting hospital.

              • Application form for narcotic and psychotropic drugs.

              • Technical report from the hospital performing operations.

              • Minutes of medicine clearance from the customs authority and approved by inspectors.

              Sustainable Goals
              Good Health And Well-Being

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