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Saudi Work Visa and Iqama. Raised Liver Function Tests

Dear Friends,

My LFTs (Liver Fucntion Tests) are elevated due to my past medical history. In particular my ALP, GGT, AST and ALT are raised. The medical from UK has been signed off as "fit to work". I am to apply for VISA from UK with this report.

Has someone had raised LFTs and granted visa from UK and also Iqama in Saudi ?

Please can anyone share their experience or advise?

Early responses would be very appreciated.

Many thanks,

Hi guys,

Since no one had the courtesy to reply, I would like to put an update here for any one requiring future reference being in similar circumstances.

My Medical got approved from London, with a note for future blood tests and follow-up with my own GP. Got Iqama in KSA after blood tests as well. Any questions drop me a line.

Wishing all the best to everyone.

Congratulations,  and have a good health

Thank you  :)

Hi what if ur blood sugar is high ? By getting iqama u think it will affect my work der in jeddah ksa??

HI,
My husband is facing the same problem but the issue is with him is he's perfectly healthy the medical did by the center for the MOFA gave him an unfit report due to LFT tests showing elevated levels, but when he consulted with another GP they did the same testes and he was perfectly healthy, I am an orthodontist working in KSA and had got a dependent visa for him to join me, but because of the UNFIT medical he is not able to use the visa could you please let me know what was done to rectify the same, any help with the matter would be appreciated.

Brother, not sure about Diabetes. But from what I have heard, it is not an issue. Better off telling them the truth from beginning.

drcynthia7 :

HI,
My husband is facing the same problem but the issue is with him is he's perfectly healthy the medical did by the center for the MOFA gave him an unfit report due to LFT tests showing elevated levels, but when he consulted with another GP they did the same testes and he was perfectly healthy, I am an orthodontist working in KSA and had got a dependent visa for him to join me, but because of the UNFIT medical he is not able to use the visa could you please let me know what was done to rectify the same, any help with the matter would be appreciated.

Hi,
Which levels in particular are high ? In my case I had an underlying condition which kept LFTs high. Also, I discussed this with MOFA Dr and GP to elaborate my situation. So with the first blood tests, as the levels were high, Dr recommended repeat tests in 3 weeks. In that I consumed a lot of vegetables, cut down fat to negligible amounts, lots of fruits and juices and milk shakes. So, the levels came very slightly down. Plus, he can try to do fasting for some time, which I was unable to do. That really helps. On the day of blood test, try to go on an empty stomach as well. And yes, drink loads of water like 3 liters. In the end, MOFA Dr left a note in visa application that repeat blood tests and do ultra sound. Hopefully, you will get there in the end. Best of luck.

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