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Tuberculosis Test – TB Testing For UK Visa Applicants

Tuberculosis Tests For Visa Applicants

You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months. If you are coming to the UK to settle then you will require a  tuberculosis test . The tuberculosis test will generally take 1 hour, you will be issued a valid TB free certificate. You must include the TB test certificate with your UK visa application failure to do so will lead to a refusal.

If you are found to have abnormality you may have to supply a sputum sample ( extracted from your lungs) . this will be sent away for analysis & you may be required to have 6 months medication.

Tuberculosis Test – Who Doesn’t Require One tuberculosis test

You won’t need a TB test if you are one of the following :

  • you’re a diplomat accredited to the UK
  • you’re a returning UK resident and haven’t been away for more than 2 years
  • you lived for at least 6 months in a country where TB screening is not required by the UK, and you’ve been away from that country for no more than 6 months

All children must see a doctor who’ll decide if they need a chest x-ray. Children under 11 will not normally require to have a chest x-ray.

You must take your child to an approved clinic and complete a health questionnaire. If the clinician decides your child doesn’t have TB they’ll give you a certificate. Include this certificate with your child’s UK visa application with a copy. ensure that when you arrive in the UK you have your certificate in your hand luggage ready for inspection.

Countries where you need a Tuberculosis test for visa applicants to enter the UK – TB Testing 

Tuberculosis tests for visa applicants –  clinics in Thailand – IOM 

How to get a Visa to the UK – Contact Thai Visa Express

Thai visa Express Biometric residence card – BRP – Information

UK Visa for Thai citizens – Read more 

UK student visas from Thailand – how to get a student visa to the UK 

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Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.