In this blog, we will discuss the essential factors to consider when applying for data flow verification for healthcare professionals aspiring to work in GCC countries. Data flow verification is a crucial step in obtaining a license to practice in these countries, and one of the essential documents to submit is the experience certificate.
- Proof of Salary Transfer: When joining a hospital or institution, ensure that your salary is regularly transferred to your bank account. This serves as proof of your employment and can be crucial in the future, especially if the hospital faces any issues like blacklisting, management changes, or closure. Having a bank statement as evidence of your employment can be helpful in data flow verification.
- Mandatory 2-Year Experience: Most licensing authorities require a minimum of two years of experience for the licensing process. Ensure that you have completed a full two years of experience after your registration in the licensing council in your home country. Even a gap of just two days less than two years can lead to the rejection of your application.
- Avoid Fake Certificates: Under no circumstances should you resort to using fake certificates. Although initial verification of fake certificates may appear positive, there is a significant risk of being caught during re-verification processes conducted after a few years. Such incidents can lead to negative reports and cost you your job. Many authorities conduct re-verification during license renewal without prior notice to applicants.
- Same State License: Make sure you hold the same state license as where you are working. For instance, if you are working in Delhi, you should have a registration from Delhi nursing council or Delhi medical council. Your experience will be calculated based on your registration in that specific state.
- Title Role Consistency: Ensure that your experience certificate mentions the same title role throughout. Any trainee period mentioned may not be counted as registered practitioner experience. For example, if you worked as a trainee nurse for six months and as a staff nurse or registered nurse for one year and six months, you may need to acquire an additional six months of experience as a registered nurse as per the authority’s requirements.
These points are vital for healthcare professionals seeking to work in GCC countries. It is essential to adhere to the specific guidelines and requirements of each licensing authority to have a successful data flow verification process. By following these guidelines and ensuring accurate documentation, you can increase your chances of obtaining a positive data flow report and pursuing your dream job in the Gulf.