Primary Source Verification (PSV)

After your eligibility has been confirmed you need to complete the PSV. The unique link for the payment should be provided in the approval page of your Sheryan account together with your DHA reference number required for the payment. It will take up to 48 hrs for the payment to be processed and the PSV completed. You will receive an eligibility number/ID which will be activated 5 days after the issue date. 

Computer Based Testing (CBT)

To be able to process with the CBT you will be required activated Eligibility ID to book the test. Follow the steps on the website, select the place, date and time for your exam. Make the payment before the test. You can cancel or reschedule the test at east 5 days before the day of the test for a fee of $40.

It is advisable to arrive to the test center at least 30 minutes before the test, that’s when the registration and required documents checking takes place. You cannot bring anything into the test room, for that reason, bring as little as possible with you. The one thing you must bring with you is your passport. They will also use the biometric identifier, your fingerprints. The test will take around 2 and half to 3 hrs. You will receive the results 3 working days after the test.

You will find all you results and approvals when logged into your Sheryan account. The result of CBT may be: approved, rejected or returned for more information. 

Oral Assessment

Some healthcare professionals may also require an oral assessment. If that is the case, the payment for the assessment will need to be made within 2 hrs and the result should be available within 5 days post oral assessment.

Successful DHA exam

If your DHA assessment was successful, you will receive eligibility letter, which is valid for one year. You will need to upload an offer letter and malpractice insurance. After submitting these documents, verification should take 5 working days. Subsequently you will be part of Dubai medical registry and finally you will be able to activate your professional licence on Sheryan portal. Following final payment you will receive your licence by email. The card will be send to you by post to your prefered address.

Table 1 Timeframe for procedure, fees and other information to gain DHA Professional Licence for Nurses

Steps Time Fees Other information
Register with Sheryan 3 days Free  
Check Eligibility/ Uploaded Documents 6-8 weeks AED 210  
PSV 48 hrs AED 700 for 1 education 1 heath licence AED 200 for each additional qualification will be charged
Eligibility Number/ID   Free Activated after 5 days
CBT trough Prometric Results after 3 day USD 170 Change USD 40 The payment is in USD not AED
Oral Assessment Results after 5 days AED 270 Pay within 2 hrs
Eligibility Letter Post successful DHA exam Free Valid for 1 year
Uploaded offer letter/labor card and malpractice insurance 5 days    
Activate your professional licence Instant after receiving payment AED 1010 for full time licence Received by email Card by post

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