The eligibility criteria for becoming a Life Member of SAARC AAD shall be:

A postgraduate qualification in the specialty (i.e. a diploma or a degree in Dermatology from a medical college affiliated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or an equivalent organization of the Government of respective nation as applied from.

A Diploma in Dermatology of the National Board of Medical Examinations, New Delhi.

Others with foreign degrees or diplomas or equivalent qualifications should have their qualifications recognized by the MCI or an equivalent organization of the Government of respective nation as applied from to become eligible.

Validity : For Life Time

Only the doctors, other specialists & scientific workers, working in the field other than dermatology but have major interest in dermatology (e.g. pathologists, plastic surgeons academicians, researchers and scientists) are eligible of becoming an Associate Member of SAARC AAD.

Validity : For 5 years

Only post graduate students undergoing training in MCI recognized medical colleges / postgraduate courses of this specialty / or from an equivalent organization of the Government of respective nation or those pursuing DNB in Dermatology, Venereology are eligible for this category. They will present a letter from the head of the specialty department where they are studying, stating the date of their joining the postgraduate course and the date of its due completion, along with the application for membership.

Validity : Till the completion of Post Graduation i.e. 2 years Max.

Provisional Life Member have to send their qualification certificate and proof of registration of additional qualification within 5 years of their enrollment as a in order to become a Life Member. In case they fail to do so, in the defined period mentioned above, they will have to register once again as a Life Member after following the due procedure through the Head Quarters.