TB (Tuberculosis) Screening

If you live in one of the countries/regions specified by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and you wish to come to the UK for more than six months, you will need a certificate to show that you are free from infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).The list of countries/regions is subject to change depending upon local conditions.


Do I need a TB test?

You need a TB test if you live in one of the countries/regions specified by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and you wish to come to the UK for more than six months.

You do not need a TB test if you have lived for at least six months in a country that does not require TB screening, and you have been away from that country for no more than six months.

What is the TB test? 

The TB test is a chest x-ray. You must get the test at a UKVI approved clinic.

You will get a certificate which is valid for six months. You must include this certificate with your Tier 4 visa application.