How to Convert DHA License to HAAD License

 The revolutionary agreement of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) to unify licensing procedures for health care practitioners working in Abu Dhabi and Dubai has been wonderful news for medical professionals. It is a signed memorandum of agreement where a medical professional will be able to convert or transfer medical license from one issuing authority to another, i.e. like from DHA to HAAD. This agreement aims to change and revive the recognition of medical licenses of health care professionals across the region.


Although things are now simpler, everyone has to remember that in order to start the procedure of converting the DHA license to HAAD license one has to be on a job with a DHA license and should have spent at least 6 months on the said job. To note, one cannot start the converting procedure just after passing the DHA exam.


If the above requirements have been fulfilled, here is the step by step procedure on how to convert the DHA license to HAAD license:



Request a Good Standing Certificate from your DHA account. It will cost 510 AED for normal process (15 working days) while urgent process will cost you 1010 AED (2-3 working days).



Create an account in dataflow HAAD, fill up and upload all the necessary documents needed. Make sure you have your data flow report from DHA, in which you can find in your DHA account under PSV section. If you don’t have this in your account you can just simply e-mail and request for your data flow report. It is also important that you keep your PSV receipt with you. Remember if you don’t have any sponsor yet, you can just simply put in self-applicant though it will be easier if you have a sponsor.



You will then receive e-mail from requiring your payment for the HAAD dataflow. Since you already have the dataflow report from DHA, you don’t need to pay for it again rather, reply and send them back your PSV receipt along with your dataflow report thru e-mail and wait for their confirmation.


STEP 4 will send you a username and password along with a link to HAAD website, and once you get in to your account you need to upload and fill up again all the necessary documents needed. Wait for their reply to your e-mail or you can check the status of your application in your HAAD account.

 Published at: 03/11/2015