Get Registered

DHA registration is a confirmation that the healthcare professional fulfills the requirements for the applied position (Category, title and specialty). It is valid for one year where a health facility should activate it into a license in order for the professional to start clinical practice. Maintaining an active registration secures the approved position without the need for re-assessment (providing there is no discontinuity in practice), in addition to being listed in Dubai Medical Registry.

Average Processing Time

5 Working Days

Who Can Apply

    • Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Dentists, Allied Healthcare, Nurses/Midwives, Traditional & Complementary & Alternative Medicine) who are not yet registered with DHA.


    • Submit required documents to the Primary Source Verification (PSV) Agency
    • Pass any required Computer Based Testing (CBT) assessments. For information about the duration, number of questions, passing score, fees, content and references; kindly check the CBT Assessment Guideline.
    • Please note that you can perform your Dataflow verification and CBT Assessment in parallel.

Required Documents

    • Recent passport size photo
    • Passport copy
    • Logbook for surgical specialties


Service Steps

    • Complete Self Assessment Tool service. For logged-in users; completed Self-Assessment Tool results can be found under My Applications page – Closed applications tab.
    • Complete the service prerequisites.
    • Fill, link and submit online application for this service.
    • Pay required fees.
    • DHA reviews the application and provides result (Approve, Reject or Return for more information). Depending on the professional position, DHA may require an oral assessment. 
    • Pass oral assessment (if required)
    • In case of approval and passing oral assessment (if required), the registration will be issued and the professional will automatically become part of the Dubai Medical Registry.

Service Tutorial

Service Channel

    • Sheryan portal

Additional Information

    • View the service detailed User Guide
    • Draft applications that are inactive for over 6 months will be cleared from the account. A 15 day reminder will be sent to the registered email.

Service Limitations

    • Professional must pass the related assessment within 3 attempts across the Authorities 
    • Professional must not be blacklisted 
    • Professional must first received the PSV result for submitted documents

Approximate Cost

Credentialing Fees AED 200