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Primary Source Verification

  • Topics : Health, Business and Finance, Employment and Workplace
  • Audience : Business

Primary source verification (PSV) is the process of checking the educational background, training, experience as well as other credentials of all healthcare practitioners applying for registration and licensing in both the private and public healthcare sectors in the State of Qatar.

This assures the regulators that all healthcare practitioners’ credentials are verified as genuine, thus, ensuring safe and effective professional practice in the State of Qatar.

Online Instructions

Login to the online portal of the Ministry of Public Health using your email ID and password. Fill out the online form to apply for primary source verification. Pay appropriate fees online. Follow-up online on your application.

Offline Instructions

  • Download and fill out the paper form, then submit it to the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Attach the following documents:
  • Valid passport copies.
  • Name change certificate, marriage contract, affidavit, any legal document, etc. (if applicable).
  • Bachelor degree certificate copy and high degree certificate for physicians and dentists (if applicable). (Copy(s) of the original certificate(s) and translated copy into English or Arabic).
  • Mark sheet for the final year (all year mark sheets for applicants who have studied in India).
  • Copy of the backside on the degree certificate (for applicants having Afghanistan, Egyptian and Pakistani degrees/certificates).
  • Experience letters from previous employers for the last five years for physicians and three years for the others.
  • License copy from the latest place of work (front and back).
  • Payment receipt copy.
  • Pay appropriate fees at the Data Flow counter, Ministry of Public Health premises.

Additional Information

  • Registration department/QCHP will receive the reports directly and contact the focal point/applicant if needed.
  • The academic qualifications and experience certificates provided in the State of Qatar are exempted from Data Flow Verification.
  • Qatari healthcare practitioners who studied abroad are exempted from Data Flow verification, provided that their studies were sponsored by the State of Qatar.
  • Practitioners who have medical licenses and have never verified their academic qualification need to do retrospective verification for their qualification – Refer to Circular (15) - Retrospective Verification of Academic Qualification.

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