Sunday, January 23, 2011

How to Apply for a Nursing License in Dubai Health Authority (DHA/DOH)

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Requirements:
Among the licensure exam I took, Dubai's nursing licensure exam was different because it was an oral exam. Usually with the other countries, it is a written or computerized test. The requirements for the application for DHA are found on their website www.dohms.gov.ae 

Upon completion of the requirements, I personally went to their office to submit them. If you are applying with a sponsor, the sponsor will send the requirements thru their online account. I decided to take the exam without a sponsor because I wanted the privilege to choose where to work if I pass. If I took the exam with a sponsor, then I have no choice but to work with them. Anyway, upon submission, they will give you a return slip. It is indicated here when you can come back to check if you are qualified to take the exam or not. 

When I knew that I was qualified to take the exam, I scheduled my exam date. Here you have two choices, regular or urgent dates of exams. The regular schedules are usually available in a month or two. With the urgent dates, I was able to scheduled my exam in the next 3 days. They asked me if I was ready since it was only a few daysaway. Well I had to take it because the next urgent schedule available was for another 3 weeks and I really wanted to work ASAP :)

The exam fees I paid for an urgent schedule with no sponsor was 2,020 AED. It was almost 25,000 pesos. If I took the regular schedule then the payment was only half of the amount. If you have a sponsor, then the sponsor will only pay 160AED.

Exam Day:
My schedule was in the afternoon. Before the exam starts, somebody will inform the nurses on who will come first and so on. There were 3 nurses in the panel. The questions they asked me were based on my work experience. It took around 10 to 20 minutes. Then they informed me check the website for the results after 3 - 5 working days.

Results:
I was really trying to assess myself if I made it or not. I kept on checking the results online every now and then. You need to enter your registration number. Then when I saw that I was fit to work as an RN. I was relieved. Ready to work. You can print the result online which you can show to your employer when applying for work.

My online interview result


License Card:
Dubai Health Authority will not issue the license unless you have the employer. You have 1 year to find an employer or you need to take the exams again.


License card - valid for 1 year


Employer:
Once you have found a place to work, you need to download from the DHA website the form that should be filled out by your employer to get your license. There in no payment here. You need to bring a copy of your Malpractice Insurance (which your company should provide). Also bring a 2 x 2 picture. That will be the one that will appear in your license. It only takes 5 minutes to print the card.

Renewal:
License renewal is done online via your employer. Then you need to go to the office to get the card. You need to again bring a copy of the renewed malpractice insurance. 

This was my experience in 2009 in applying for a DHA Nursing License here in Dubai, UAE. I am not sure if there are any changes. I hope that my fellow nurses who are interested in taking the exam will benefit from my experience because when I applied/took the exam, I needed to come back and forth to the DHA office.



UPDATE:


For the New Computerized Licensure Application Procedure


(1) CREDENTIALING
-create an account at DHA http://eservices.dha.gov.ae/DHAWeb/default.aspx
-check the complete list of requirements DHA Nursing Licensure Requirements
-payment of 210 AED for credentialing 


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (kindly visit DHA website to verify if there are any changes with the requirements) 





1.Copy of school certificate.Evidence of successful completion of an approved nursing  educational program.

2. Nursing transcript - a full transcript clearly stating the breakdown of theoretical and clinical hours per subject of the nursing program. Note: Mark sheets are not acceptable

3. Official certificate of experience signed by an authorized person from Human Resources, Nursing or from a Medical Director.

No experience required for new graduates. Employment is permitted only in hospitals, day surgical centre and polyclinics under the direct supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse.

4. Valid practice license in country of graduation and/or country of last employment.

5. Valid Good Standing certificate from previous licensing authorities testifying to good conduct and not charged with a criminal act (if the licensing authority does not issue good standing certificates then a letter of good standing from previous employer.)

6. Passport copy. 

7. One (1) colour passport size photo.

Please note that the above mention list is not conclusive and additional documents may be requested to justify the application for registration and licensure.
Health Regulation Department in DHA will carry out Primary Source Verification (PSV) for each applicant. Qualifications attestation by the UAE embassy and/or Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not required.

Applicants who knowingly submit falsified documents will be liable for prosecution as per UAE Federal Law. This would also include an automatic termination of the licensure process and/or of the DHA licensure if already issued by the Health Regulation Department.



create your account at DHA website


payment procedure


after payment, this will be the status of your application



you will receive this message on your email (from DHA)


you will receive this message on your email (from Dataflow - for PSV)



(2) PSV (Primary Source Verification) is a process whereby the applications credentials including the applicant’s education, experience and license are verified from the source of origin- this is, the country it was obtained from).
-payment of 724 AED for PSV (just follow the email instructions that you will receive from dataflow)


(3) COMPUTER BASED EXAM
-visit prometric website to schedule your exam http://www.prometric.com/default.htm
-select DHA (Dubai Health Authority)
-payment of 170 USD for the computer based exam
-once you passed the exam, you have 1 year to find an employer (your exam will be considered void after 1 year)







About FAQ on prometric exam 



suggested  reference materials for registered nurse (from Prometric.com)


Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 2005, 8th Edition.
Fundamentals of Nursing, 2006, 3rd Edition.
Fundamentals of Nursing-Standards and Practice, 2006, 3rd Edition.
Brunner and Suddarth`s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2006.
All-In-One Care Planning Resource, 2004.
Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 2003, 12th Edition.
Nurse's Quick Reference to common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 2006, 4th Edition.



Additional Info:

I noticed that there are some application inquiries not tackled above. For the benefit of those who are not in Dubai (for you to save long distance calls to inquire) I called DHA this morning and got the following information.


-PSV #of days or weeks for processing - no definite time frame. sometimes 2 weeks or more.


-They said that the applicant should apply for PSV before applying for an exam schedule.


-The 2 year work experience that is waived for the fresh graduates - this only applies for UAE nursing graduates.


-Company nurse, clinical nurse are considered as work experience.


Disclaimer: These were the answers that were given to me by the DHA customer service 800DHA as of feb 2012. For verification, please get in touch with them because new rules might apply on your application date. I hope you guys find this helpful.


Goodluck! 

1,030 comments:

  1. hi! =) found your post while searching for DHA exam articles. i find it very informative. I just wanna know if you are currently working in a hospital right now? Thnx you. =)

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  2. hi. i hope you found the blog helpful. Goodluck to your nursing endeavor here in Dubai :)

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  3. its soo informative.. =) thnx for putting up a blog like this.. =) i just wanna know, if u dont mind..are u already working in a hospital here in dubai? thnx so much!

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  4. Please if you have updates on new rules to get a license. I am Filipino and I want to work in dubai or abu dabi

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  5. I know someone who recently applied and he said that they now conduct verification of your submitted documents from your school before they approve your application. He said that there is a fee for this verification. goodluck!

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  6. I am reviewing for my exam next month. Do you have any suggestions what topic I will concentrate?thank you

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  7. Questions asked usually depends on the work experience you wrote on your application form. In my case it was ER so they were mostly related to it. But be ready for general nursing skills too. Goodluck!

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  8. About the new rule, do you know how long it takes for dha to verify school records

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  9. hi..Im a nurse in KSA..implanning to go to dubai after my contract here in MOH i just heard from a friend that there will be DHA exam soon in thr Philippines how true is that?

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  10. Hi. I asked some nurses but they too haven't heard about the DHA exam in the Philippines anytime soon. I will update my blog as soon as i verify it from the DHA office. I know for sure that HAAD (Abu Dhabi) nursing exam is available there.

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  11. About the verification of school records, my friend said that it took around 2-3 weeks when they verified her documents.

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  12. How many questions are being ask???

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  13. There are usually follow up questions after you answer. So I presume that there are no specific number of questions. All the members of the panel will take turns in asking their respective question. Goodluck!

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  14. thank u very much.. ;) your blog has been very helpful. I was hired for DM Healthcare there in dubai..but the agency & the employer are still processing our visa & the application for the exam..how long did it took you to find a job in hospitals there? are they open for male nurses also?

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  15. I researched about DHA exam for nurses... I think It's already computerized base...
    Does anybody know the step by step - in applying for the exam...
    Thanks

    please email it to me thanks
    raech_akel@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi. If you have an agency then i guess you will be with them until your contract ends but if you want to check job openings, you can visit jobs4u of gulfnews online. There are some companies requiring male nurses. You have greater chances of getting a job if you have the license. Goodluck!

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  17. Hi reach, It will be really nice if the dha have computerized exam but i am not familiar with this yet. Maybe you can visit their website for further information. Goodluck!

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  18. hi caleen! im new here in dubai with a residence visa. do you think they will allow me to apply for the date of the exam without my license yet? i have just graduated and passed the board exam this july 2011 and PRC will be releasing my license by next month. All my documents (duly notarized and attested thru UAE embassy) will probably be delivered to me by december. Any info with regard to this matter will be appreciated. Thanks! :)

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  19. hi again! do you have any idea where is the DHA office located (for setting the sched of exam)? Thanks! :)

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  20. Congratulations for passing the board exams. Your license from PRC is a requirement to apply for a dha nursing license. Pls contact their office for further info. Goodluck!

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  21. hi caleen ive been looking for job here since last month and most of the clinics wants to hire me but they required me to take the DHA examination and they want me to use their clinics name.... means they want to sponsor my examination.. i just wanna know how much will be the payment if i have sponsor..... plz email m cause my visa will expired this november 27 and i am planning to take the exam this month... because i have no choice...

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  22. by the way this is my email... britneyhaz@yahoo.com thank you so much...

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  23. hazel, clinics here in Dubai require their nurses to be licensed because if they are caught employing unlicensed nurses.. the clinic will pay a penalty (i think it's between 50 to 100k aed) and a possible suspension of the clinic's license. I think this is why they will not take the risk of hiring you if you do not have the license. If they will sponsor your exams, then you do not need to worry about the payment because in most cases, they will sponsor the fee.

    If you are planning to take the exams, check the schedules available because regular exam dates could be months from now, if so.. you have the option of taking the urgent exam (but more expensive) This way, you can take the exams before your visa expires. Good luck!

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  24. Hi there! im a registered nurse here in the phils and graduated last 2009. I passed the board on the same year and my license was issued on june 2010. i have a 1 year and 3 mos work experience as a clinic nurse. Am i qualified to take the DHA exam? thanks..ur reply will be greatly appreciated..

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  25. Hi, thanks for the blog it cleared some questions i my mind.. But I just want to be sure about the visa status of a person applying dha license without sponsor/ employer here in Dubai; Having only visit visa, can I personally apply to take DHA exam without sponsor/ employer? Thanks in advance.:)

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  26. hi anonymous. when i applied, a 2 year work experience was a requirement but i heard that they give exams to fresh graduates now (didn't verify this yet though). i think it's better to have the 2 year experience and while doing so, you can prepare your documents like tor and diploma with ched, red ribbon and stamp from the uae embassy in the philippines. It's better to have them with you when you apply.

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  27. di danz, visa is not a requirement in applying for dha exams. yes you can take the exams even if you have a visit visa. Goodluck!

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  28. hai,,can u please tell me,DHA License is necessary to write the exam,and to work in dubai?

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  29. hi good day .thank you a very informative blog about dha exam.do you have any idea for dental assistant? what are the reqiurement?im not a board passer in dentistry but 8yrs exp in Moh KSA.im under husband sponsorship want to apply in.dubai.tnx!

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  30. Hi. You need to meet the requirements and pass the oral exam. DHA license is needed to work in Dubai.

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  31. Hi. Thank you for appreciating the blog. Requirements for dental assistants are also listed in DHA website. Sign in as an individual user to access the licensure site. As far as I know, all licensure exams given by DHA take the oral exam. Goodluck!

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  32. hai,,ur blog is informative,,my friend recently told that DHA is conducting written exam too,,do you have any updates on this? thank you

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  33. hai.good eve..i have uploaded all my documents for new license to DHA through online.but couldn't make payment.and they mailed me that'' credentialing process is going on...'' Can you please tell me whether i need to pay it online or have to go to DHA office?because some times the server is showing system error while i try to make payment..and i could apply for assessment only after making payment??

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  34. hi. I am not familiar with their written exam since my experience was the oral exam.

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  35. hi. I'm sorry but I'm not familiar on the methods of payment. I paid directly at the DHA office. After submitting the requirements and was qualified to take the exams, that was the time I paid for the assessment. Goodluck!

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  36. HAI; good day..i would be obliged to you if you could tell me about the credentialing process..and i want to know that whether i can pay at DHA office directly with the printed application form and can take assessment date?

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  37. Good Day!
    I am a registered nurse in the Philippines and in KSA, currently here in Dubai on a visit visa.
    I want to take DHA exam.
    I have one inquiry about getting Certificate of Good Standing from KSA (Saudi Commission for Health Specialist).
    Can i request this cert of good standing from SCHS thru online. Coz I can't process it personally as of this time.
    Any suggestion is highly appreciated.

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    1. hi..we have the same case. i also have license in KSA. do they really need a Certificate of Good Standing from KSA? coz I am still here in KSA, so I can take it before my next step to dubai..

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  38. Hello! I'm also a nurse here in the Philippines. I'm also planning to go to Dubai, and hopefully, work as a nurse there. I will be having my volunteer experience next year. What are the requirements in order to get the DAH/DOH exam? Is the 2-year experience needed in order to get this exam? Is a volunteer experience okay or do I need to have an experience in the hospital as a real staff nurse with pay? I'm hoping for your reply. Thank you! :)

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  39. hi Anu. The credentialing process is where they verify that the documents you submitted are authentic. There is a fee for the verification and you will be given a certain date to come back for you to know if you are qualified or not. With regards to the payment, please contact their office.

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  40. Dear Coleen, I regret to inform you that I have no idea with regards to the good standing certificate from Saudi. I submitted a good standing certificate from PRC, in case this might help. Goodluck!!

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  41. Dear Pamela, you can find the requirements in their website.

    www.dohms.gov.ae

    Register so you can access the information. Volunteer experience is not credited as work experience. You don't really have to work in the hospital for experience. You can work as a nurse in a clinic or company. Goodluck!!

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  42. hai caleen am anu..thank you for ur information.so only after completing the credentialing process i could write the exam???

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  43. Hello Caleen! So,can I have my experience here as a clinic nurse in our town? Is it acceptable? Thank you for replying Caleen.. :)

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  44. Hi anu, yes, you need to submit first all the requirements and if you will only be given a date to take the exam if you are qualified based on your documents submitted.

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  45. Hi Pamela. When I took the exams, I met 2 other Filipinos who were approved to take the exams, they worked as a clinical and company nurse.

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  46. I think DHA is already on computer based assessment. Follow the link below which i found on their website. Hope this helps... I will be taking the exam this December. Wish me luck. :)

    http://www.dohms.gov.ae/En/sectorsdirectorates/directorates/healthregulation/healthprofessionals/nurse/pages/assessment.aspx

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  47. Hi bagkus. Thanks for the link. Goodluck!!

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  48. Hi!..Just wanna ask how long the credentialing process takes? Thanks!
    BTW..your blog is very helPful and informative!

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  49. Thank you Caleen! :)

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  50. hai caleen the credentialing process takes 15 working days as per the information i got,,thank you

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  51. yes, it takes around that time frame :) Goodluck!

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  52. hai caleen,,i have done online payment for credentialing (nursing)..i would be obliged to you if u tell me whether i can book and pay for exam now or else i will recieve any notification mail rom DHA? do u know about this?andwhen i have to submitt the printed application form along with payment receipt?/THANK YOU

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  53. hai..good day,madam
    i just wana know that only after paying for primary source verification we could book for assesment?
    hoping a reply at the earliest..thanks

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  54. Hi. You can book your assessment after your certificates are verified and you are qualified based on your documents submitted.

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  56. after I submit all my requirements they reply me this (I need your license copy from uae-dha. If you didn't submit it next time will reject your application.) How come they ask for dha license I'm still applying for dha license?

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  57. Hi Movex3d, it's better to consult their office regarding your inquiries.

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  58. Hello again Caleen! Does the DHA also ask regarding how much is your salary grade when you are still working as a nurse here in the Philippines? Thanks you! :)

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  59. Hi Pamela. They will not ask you about your salary grade :)

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  62. :) Are they just asking about your working experience Caleen? Thank you again! Have a merry Christmas! :)

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  63. hi i wrote DHA prometric exam one week before but still i didnt got my result wat is the process to get the result

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  64. hi m a registered nurse from india,, want to join my husband in dubai... can someone please inform about the pattern of prometric dha online exam... thanks

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  65. Hi Movex3d. It is better to go to their office so all your inquiries can be addressed.

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  66. Hi Pamela. Thanks for the Christmass greetings :) Noong ako.. tungkol sa trabaho na isinulat ko, pag aaral at general nursing skills. It's all about nursing :) Happy 2012!

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  67. Hi anonymous. My experience was the oral exam.

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  68. Hi anonymous. Visit their website. It provides the details you need for the online exam process.

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  69. hi! i already took prometric exam for radiographer 5 days ago here in the Philippines and was also told to check the DHA website. Forgive my ignorance, but in what page can I access the results? Do I have to apply first for a log-in account??? Help please...Thanks! :)

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  70. please send me a detail of how to register for dha exam and the requirement of exam as a nurse to talk2rajesh2007@yahoo.com

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  71. pleaswe send me a detail of dha requirement...thank you

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  72. Hi rajesk k. You can visit their website for the requirements.

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  73. Hi to all my application was approved today by DHA =)

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  74. Hi Movex3d. Congratulations and goodluck on your exams.

    Primary Source Verification is a process whereby the applications credentials including the applicant’s education, experience and license are verified from the source of origin- this is, the country it was obtained from.

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  75. Hi anonymous. You can create an account as an individual user in their site. Goodluck!

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  77. I Caleen,

    I can get my exam before the psv or get psv first before the exam how much will cost?

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  78. Hi Caleen! You have a very insightful and very informative blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I wish you all the best and may you have more blessings to come.

    Just like any other hopefuls, I wish to get there in Dubai and I hope that you and your blog may be able to guide me along the way.

    I am currently working in a government hospital in Riyadh for 3 years now but I would like to make another move and that is to seek for employment there in Dubai. I just have a couple of question for you and I wish that you could help me clear my doubts because I will just use a tourist visa in order to get there and I believe that what am planning to do is too risky..

    My question is, is it possible for me to get a job and to pass that DHA exam in a span of 30-day visit/tourist visa? (is there really a great chance)

    For how long would it take for you to process your application to take DHA exams? (days?weeks?)

    For how long you were able to get a job after passing the DHA exam? (sorry I just need to know, because going to Dubai is too risky for me)

    And did you go back to Philippines to process a working visa permit and have it register to POEA?

    I hope for your kind response! Thank you! God Bless! =)

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  79. Hi Thess,

    Why risk? Dubai is full of opportunity so be optimistic and dont stop moving welcome to Dubai Thess! Goodluck! =)

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  80. oh thanks Movex3d.. well I just need to make sure that I'd be able to do all these in 30 days because I would definitely have a limited time once I landed there using a tourist visa..

    Do you mind if you share your experience there in Dubai, I would definitely appreciate that..

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  81. Hi Thess, maybe next time i reserved it for MMK =)

    I suggest register first in DHA website attached all requirements and if they approved they will ask you to pay the PSV and they will give you assessment schedule in http://www.prometric.com for your examination test and then take the schedule in the date of you're arrival in Dubai so you will not waste you're time or second option you can take the exam in Saudi this is the address...

    8743: RIYADH WOMEN, SAUDI ARABIA
    NEW HORIZONS CLC
    OLIAYA MAIN STREET, Behind Jarir Bookstore
    RIYADH WOMEN

    the prometric is international so I think DHA will allowed to do so.

    However the website of DHA are link to prometric website so you can check anytime in your account if still have pending task.

    Goodluck! =)

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  82. aww!! Thank you so much Movex3d for sharing all these knowledge and information.. so this prometric exam for DHA is really available in Riyadh.. then that would be great!! I think I know this place. =)

    Well thank you for your suggestions. You have been very helpful. God bless! =)

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  83. Hi Thess. Thank you for finding the blog helpful. I came to Dubai with a residence visa that's why I can't advice on the processing of tourist to working visa.

    I agree with Movex3d. It's better if you can get hold of a DHA license before coming to Dubai. I know a lot of nurses who ended up with a different career bacause they didn't have the license or had limited time. Getting a job after 1 month is possible but no guarantee. Though I think that you have the edge if you have a Middle East experience and a license.

    Goodluck!

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  84. Thanks so much Caleen.Godspeed! =)

    I just have another one question, because I tried to take an appointment for the schedule exam via online in their Prometric system but they are asking for eligibility ID which I really do not know where to get because the website itself is not giving a clear information about what it is... As I tried to search on google, I found a thread regarding about it. From what they have mentioned, there is a need to get a sponsorship from Dubai either from clinic or hospital in order to get this ELIGIBILITY then afterwards that's the only time we can book for exam..

    If anyone knows how this prometric exam works, I would really appreciate any of your response and clarification regarding the process of application online.

    Thank you!

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  86. Hi Thess, The eligibility ID will come from DHA once they approve your credential then the processing well go on just always check your email and DHA account pls register first to DHA website and fill up the application =)

    Goodluck!

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  87. Hi Move3xd, caleen and every one

    I need your help.. :(

    I was about to work there at dubai this month then all of a sudden my agency informed me that i have to pass The DOH exam first .... is DOH is same as DHA and is there a dOH exam here in the philippines? As far as i know u can have it only in dubai coz its a panel interview... Can some one tell me where to take doh exam here in the philippines :((

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  88. Hi Anonymous,

    Try to go this adress (below) and ask if they accept prometric exam for DHA in dubai if they said YES then register first in DHA website and apply for RN and after they approved your credential and payment the DHA will ask you to link to prometric website for your assessment and go back to makati for your exam no panel interview anymore this is a new procedure in DHA. Gudluck =)

    ACESS 2/F ATENEO PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
    SALCEDO, 130 HV DELA COSTA ST.
    MAKATI CITY

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  89. Hi Anonymous,

    Try to go this adress (below) and ask if they accept prometric exam for DHA in dubai if they said YES then register first in DHA website and apply for RN and after they approved your credential and payment the DHA will ask you to link to prometric website for your assessment and go back to makati for your exam no panel interview anymore this is a new procedure in DHA. Gudluck =)

    ACESS 2/F ATENEO PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
    SALCEDO, 130 HV DELA COSTA ST.
    MAKATI CITY

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  90. Hi Anonymous,

    Try to go this adress (below) and ask if they accept prometric exam for DHA in dubai if they said YES then register first in DHA website and apply for RN and after they approved your credential and payment the DHA will ask you to link to prometric website for your assessment and go back to makati for your exam no panel interview anymore this is a new procedure in DHA. Gudluck =)

    ACESS 2/F ATENEO PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
    SALCEDO, 130 HV DELA COSTA ST.
    MAKATI CITY

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  91. hello caleen,want to share some current information with u,,
    i have applied for dha exam through online and i got a reference number,after that the documents should be approved by DHA team (Credentialing process) and a fee is there for credentialing and will get a confirmation in ur email regarding whether ur application is approved or not ,Then i paid for PSV through online,and no need to wait for PSV result for writing exam,only after paying for PSV u can book for exam,its prometric computer based assessment(not oral now a days) and conducted in dubai also..and i booked it and waiting for exam..
    I hope this information willbe help ful to u,,thank you,,

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  92. DHA was previously known as DOHMS(DIRECTORATE OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES)..both r same

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  94. hai
    yes after paying for credential i waited for more than five days as i failed to submit my documents in pdf format.then it got approval.You will get an eligibilty number after booking for prometric.Note that this eligibilty id will be working only after 5 working days in the prometric system.
    THANK YOU

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  95. Hello again Caleen! Is it okay na ang certificate of experience na i-pass ko as staff nurse? kahit walang sweldo? for example, nag volunteer ako, pero ung sa certificate ko, I worked as a staff nurse. Okay lang po ba yun? :) thanks po.. :))

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  96. Hi Pamela, may kaibigan ako na ganyan din ang ginawa nya at pwede naman daw. 2 taon na sya ngayong RN dito :)

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  98. Hi Anu, Would you mind to give us some ideas during your exam regarding the questions? And how many hours will the exam take? :-)

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  99. thanks Caleen! Kasi ang concern ko, baka malaman ng DHA na volunteer lang ako, at staff nurse yung nakalagay sa certificate ko. Hindi naman sila nag ask kung how much ang na earn mo as staff dito sa Phil. caleen? Thanks again! :)

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  100. Sorry to begin with negative thoughts. But really, it's a little tiring to take all these nursing exams. After NCLEX,IELTS,HAAD, everything seem so routinary for nurses. But I have to take DHA exams soon.. hehe.. The article seems so helpful. Keep it up!

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  101. Hi Anonymous, Goodluck and please share your experience during the exam...

    Cheers!

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  102. HELLO po. I just visited DHA today. I asked one of the counters if I am eligible to take the exam since I graduated last March 2010,then took the licensure exam Dec2010 with the results released on Feb 2011. That means I only had less than a year experience,the lady at the counter told me that 5 months experience as HIRED nurse is the minimum requirement daw..but I still am doubtful about it.Hahayyy..HELP!

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    1. Hi joedags, they might have considered you as a newly grad. I suggest na mag apply ka na before feb. goodluck :)

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    2. thanks.i'll super try.i also called their toll free bnumber,she really emphasized that its 2yrs and or as a fresh grad.haay,il be back tomorrw sa office nila to ask again and again. thanks po!

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    3. Hello po! we share the same dilemma, joedags. :) I also graduated last March 2010. and I'm having my nursing training now. But I'm planning to work as a clinic nurse in our town to gain experience. Is it acceptable Caleen? Do you think if ever I will apply, will they accept my papers? And I'm having a query about the number of experience required. Is 5 months okay, as a HIRED NURSE (may it be clinic/company/hospital nurse) ? Or a minimum of 2 years is required? Thank you! I'm hoping for your reply, guys. :)

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  104. Hi,

    I have applied for DOH exam for my sister thru doh.gov.ae and paid a fee of 210 aed thry credit card. how ever i dont know the procedure. if some one could explain me the same step by step it would be helpfull thanks in advance.. God Bless..

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    1. hai,,now you have paid for credentialing process and you will get a notification in ur mail with in two weeks whether ur application is approved,and you will get an eligibilty number,next step is you have to pay for PSV(primary source verification) through online.Its about700 AED for nurses.After that u will get a mail from data flow company whom through which PSV is done.then u will get one "pending task "in ur DHA account showing to select assessment date.You will get a prometric ID.(NOTE:: this id will be active only after 5working days in the prometric system).Then u have to follow the link site www.prometric.com and select exam centre and date and pay for it.Its around 600AED.Then u will get a confirmation mail and u can write exam..THANK YOU.

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      thank u for the info. yeah i got a mail from dhaorders@dataflowgroup.com asking me to pay 700 + 3% service tax + 2 aed for processing a total of 724.06 aed for PSV. however it does not say the application is approved or does not have any eligibility number. it just has the DHA reference number which i got while registering with DHA. can u please let me know am i on the rite track??? once again thanks for the help. God Bless..

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    3. hai u hv to pay for PSV, Then only u will be able to move on to next proceedings..god bless

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    4. Thanks Anu, Whats next i have paid for the PSV.. now howz the procedure going to be... Pls Help.. God Bless..

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    5. hai you will recieve a mail from DHA mentioning t book for assessment through www.prometric.com,,visit the site and book and pay for exam..good luck

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  105. Hi caleen, sorry for my comments but its true =) cheers!

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    1. Hi Movex3d. I agree but not all of them are. The one who processed my license was really nice. I just don't want anybody to get offended. Goodluck on your exams :)

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    2. Thanks Caleen your so kind and helpful =)

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  106. Hi Caleen thanks for the info!:) meron ako certificate kaso staff nurse trainee eh tapos 1 2009 to 2010 lang eh tas after nag free lance private nurse ako pano kaya yun certificate? inaaccept kya nila yun?thanks

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    1. Hi. Alam ko hindi accepted kung trainee ang nakalagay sa certificate.

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  107. tsaka kailangan ba recent experience like 2012 k magtest then yung cert mo is 2009 to 2010?thanku so much!:)

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    1. Hi. I know somebody na reject yung application kasi 2 years ago pa yung work experience nya. I think it's better kung recent.

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  108. Hi! This is a very helpful blog. :)

    Tuwing kelan po pwede mag-take ng exam?

    I asked this because I will have my 2-year experience in October (2012). I am thinking of when shall I go there, should it be this year or next year.

    Thank you very much.

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    1. Thank you for appreciating the blog. Pwede mag exam anytime na ma approve yung application mo pero depende rin sa dami ng mga naka schedule.

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  109. iam from india i completed master degree in nursing,i can apply dha exam application through online. where to get gsc? current employement office,or in our state nursing board.plse reply

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  110. Yes, application can be done online. The gsc i submitted was from my state nursing board.

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  111. gsc stands for what?

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    1. a)Guidance security Council
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      c)Good Standing Certificate

      Answer is__C__

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  112. i got my eligibility letter already. when do I need to submit this gsc?

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    1. ASAP in DHA website... after you registration you can attached the letter anytime...

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    2. thank you but the problem is i don't have it with me available yet. after which registration are you pertaining to?

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  113. Valid certificate of Good Standing from previous licensing authorities. If
    working in a country where there is no licensing authority then a letter of goodstanding will be accepted from previous employer.this information given in dha website,but one doubt,experience certificate it self they mension conduct certificate this correct or i can get from different cerficate from nursing board

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    2. If your Pilipina Just go to PRC or ask your parents to get a gsc certificate in PRC office and pay for only 200pesos make sure your PRC Id are not expired. I dont know in your country if can ask for gsc. but DHA accept my gsc from our PRC office in Philippines.

      Goodluck =)

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    3. i will probably ask my mother to do it for me, but does she can get it the same day she requests?

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  114. hi caleen,

    good day!
    can i use my papers with red ribbon authenticated from kuwait embassy in philippines?im working here in kuwait pero m planning to take exam there this year..
    thank you very much..

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      Red ribbon is useless now they have new DHA valid agency (Dataflow) to check all your documents if authentic or not and will charge you 700dirham for the service and the payment is online, Goodluck =)

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    2. hi movex3d

      thank you for the info...
      can you tell me the salary rate offered there in dubai...
      thanks once again...

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    3. Its defense what type of PR do you have or lucky you are... I met a pilipina nurse here his salary already 15k dirham she even not a CN or HN some nurse only 2k but proud and happy =)... Im so jealous...

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  115. Is clinic nurse counted as a clinical experience for the eligibility?

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  117. Hi caleen, See you in Valentines day =)

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    1. hi Movex3d, I hope that someday we can all meet.. Goodluck to all the future RN's :)

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  118. thanks movex3d,and caleen
    i am from india,online application filling need to change in arabic?[resume,]or fill in english.i am going to dubai residence visa coming march.now i can apply through online.one doubt online application in personal information under they asked about emiries id what should write?

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    1. hi sheela, Emirates ID are only issued to locals and expats with valid residence visa. Goodluck!

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  119. online appllication filling need to change arabic?[mean resume,etc]or fill in english .i am from india coming march going to dubai in residence visa,

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    1. Just fill in English the website is the one will convert all your data in arabic =)

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  120. Hi there people, I was reading almost the whole page and found it very helpful for new applicants like me. I just want to clarify something about the exam, cause currently,I'm still here in Saudi and about to finish my contract in two months time., I actually applied for a job there online and the HR just called me this morning asking me to take the exam prior to going DXB, but according to the information you just said here,. the exam is oral,. would it be the same if i'll take the exam online, do they have the same bearing? or I still need to take an oral exam once i get there? thanks =)

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    1. Thanks for finding the blog helpful. You can choose computer based exam if you're in KSA. I took the oral exam because computer based was only introduced recently. Kindly check the DHA website for their testing centers in KSA.

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  121. Red ribbon is useless now they have new DHA valid agency (Dataflow) to check all your documents if authentic or not and will charge you 700dirham for the service and the payment is online, Goodluck =)

    - hi coleen =)

    -hi Movex3d, you just posted this info,. so how about if ill take the registration online, i still need to get thru this? can scanned documents and sent sent online can be verified? im sorry for asking too much, thank you.

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    1. Naaah! Its alright I try to help Caleen to answer all your questions shes very nice... =)

      Yes! just scan all your documents and sent online they can verify it all because your paying hundreds of Dirham to them... goodluck! =)

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    2. thanks Movex3d for helping out :) When is your exam?

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  122. so does it mean 700 dirhams is another fee aside from the exam fee itself? if i need to take the exam here in saudi, does it mean that i have to go to riyadh? is it the only testing center here? and in case i take the exam , do i still need to take the panel interview exam or its the same?

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    1. Verification fee is aside from the exam fee. please check their website for testing centers in KSA.

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    2. Thank you. :)

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  123. my wife passed bsc nursing & also she have 6 months experience in india.i am working in dubai..i am planning 2 bring her end of this months.this experience is enough for aapplying doh exaam?,,please help me anybodyy

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    1. i forget to tell my name..my name is haris...i am expecting a clear replay for my above issue....pleasee help me ..thank you

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    2. hi haris :) 2 years current experience is required.

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  124. thank u caleen..but somebody told me now they are not asking 2 year experience..they r taking freshers also for doh exam..any idea u have.??pls replay .

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    1. I regret to inform you but I don't have any Idea on fresh graduates. Since you are here in Dubai, it's best to contact the DHA office. Goodluck!

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    2. thanks Caleen..when i check with DHA,they told me to check the internet..but i didn't get any exact answer from internet.and also i have one more doubt Caleen, my wife will get any job in hospitals or any clinics without DOH.
      thanks very much caleen..u r doing a great job...by haris

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    5. Hi anonymous, Please be sure she have DHA working permit or part-time license provided in here working hospital or clinic from DHA because if she want to take already a dha license exam she will ask to give a dha working permit and send to the dha website if she dont give any certificate and the DHA knows already you work in dubai with out license as a nurse the clinic will charge 50k dirham and your wife will banned forever to take a DHA exam. =(

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    6. thank u very much movex...but she have only six months experience in india..that experiece is enough for getting DHA working permit or part-time license from DHA. can i expect ,that short experience will not be a problem for getting DHA working permit or part-time license..thanks very much..expecting your teuly replay By Haris

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    7. I heard from DHA you can take a exam even you are new graduate I suggest just visit the main office and ask about your inquiry but going to DHA office in morning around 8-10am so you can get a good answer to them =)

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    8. thank u very much movex.........i will check like that..thank uu..by haris

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  125. do i need to apply for data flow before i can take the exam or can i apply after the exam? is data flow a requirement to take the exam?thanks...

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    1. You can do both take the exam while the data flow is still processing..

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    2. When is your exam? just go to knowledge village and bldg 2b room G01 and never forget your original passport or else they will not allowed you to take a exam...

      cheers!

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  126. Nice blog Caleen!

    May I know the complete set of requirements before taking the exam, please?

    thank you! :)

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    1. Thanks for appreciating the blog. The complete list of requirements are listed in the DHA website :)

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  127. Hi caleen! hows your weekends? =)

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    1. Hi. I had a great bonding time with the family :) I hope you had a nice weekends as well :)

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  128. usually how long does it take for PSV processing? thanks.

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  129. HAI CALEEN
    i passed DHA exam and they are asking for eligibility letter,,can i apply for a job in hospitals now?whether eligibilty letter is issued by the employer once we get ajob?pls tell me

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    1. Hi CHINSS, Wow good job! how many days before you get the results?
      You can apply anytime and the letter will issued by your new employer then you can apply for License Card... congrats! =)

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  130. hi can we have a sample of dataflow form? pls..... i just want to see what informations should we provide regarding the employer...

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  131. how was the DHA prometric exam? was it hard?

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  132. hello! i would just like to ask if an applicant can book the dha prometric exam if the applicant have not yet applied for dataflow. thanks.

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    1. ohh i see.. so applicants are required to apply for dataflow before taking the exam.. thanks for the reply, I appreciate it!

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  133. Hi Caleen! I just want to inform to you that today is my lucky day hehe!
    because I get the result and I pass the exam today! thanks for helping me and thanks to God... lets always pray to all finding this BLOG will help them to achieve their dreams... =)

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      For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

      For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

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  134. Congratulations! Your efforts paid out today :) It's a pleasure for being able to help out. Pa burger ka naman! Hehe

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    1. Sure! what's your address pa deliver ko nalang =)

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  135. HAI CALEEN
    I passed the exam by Gods grace! thank u for this blog..

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  137. hi ms. Coleen,

    I am so happy to read your blog. Before reading your blog i have already tried to apply for the assessment for nurses in DHA site without any idea. I paid 210dhs, i printed the receipt and when i have checked with my status it says:


    Customer Active Exam Schedule
    Title Registered Nurse
    ExamDisplayDate Prometric Exam
    Assessment Status Not available
    Assessment Comment _____________ (blank)

    What does this mean? is there a following reply that i should wait? does anyone know how many days before i will get there reply. please i really need your help. I am about to go to Abu Dhabi on Feb 23 and I dont know where to start. God bless you :)

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