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TB tests for UK visa applicants

British ConsulateIf you are apply for a visa for the UK that is for longer than 6 months then you will need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test done if you are coming to the UK and are a resident in any of these listed countries below.  You will need a chest x-ray to test for TB and if the x-ray result is not clear you will also be asked to give a sputum sample for testing.

The following countries require the TB test so contact the British Embassy or British consulate in the country for more details about the test and your visa application.

A

B

C

  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde (get tested in Gambia or Senegal)
  • Central African Republic (get tested in Cameroon)
  • Chad (get tested in Cameroon)
  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Congo (get tested in Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Côte d’Ivoire (get tested in Ghana)

D

E

G

  • Gabon (get tested in Cameroon)
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea (get tested in Sierra Leone)
  • Guinea Bissau (get tested in Gambia or Senegal)
  • Guyana

H

I

K

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati (get tested in Fiji)
  • Kyrgyzstan (get tested in Kazakhstan)

L

  • Laos (get tested in Thailand)
  • Lesotho (get tested in South Africa)
  • Liberia (get tested in Ghana)

M

N

P

R

S

T

U

V

  • Vanuatu (get tested in Fiji)
  • Vietnam

Z

 

You won’t need a TB test if any of the following apply:

  • If you are a diplomat accredited to the UK
  • If you are a returning UK resident and haven’t been away for more than 2 years
  • If 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

 

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