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TB screening required in more countries

The Immigration Rules changed from 31st December 2013 so that people in many additional countries will have to obtain a certificate confirming they do not have infectious pulmonary tuberculosis before they make their immigration application to come to the UK. It depends on where the application is made, not the applicant’s nationality. This does not apply to visitors including student visitors who apply to come for six months or less.

These changes affect visa applications that are decided on or after 31st December 2013, even if the application is submitted before that date.

The countries that have been added to the list are:

Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Benin, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, China (all categories), Cape Verdi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic of, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong (all categories), Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Korea Democratic Republic of, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Macau (all categories), Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Timor Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Vanuatu.

Therefore if you are from one of those countries and you are planning to submit a visa application, please ensure that you obtain a certificate confirming that you do not have infectious pulmonary tuberculosis before you submit your application.