Tuberculosis (TB) test
You will need to have a Tubercolosis (TB) test if you are coming to the UK for more than 6 months and you are resident in one of the listed countries on the UK government website.
If your test shows that you don’t have TB, you’ll be given a certificate which is valid for 6 months. You will need to apply for your visa within this 6 month validity period and include the certificate with your Student application.
You do not need to take a TB test if:
- you are applying for your visa in the UK; or
- you are coming to the UK for less than six months; or
- 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
If you do not need to take a TB test because you have lived for at least 6 months in a country which does not require TB screening, and you have been away from that country for no more than 6 months, then it would be a good idea for you to highlight this in a cover letter and the 'additional information' section of the Student immigration application form. You may also wish to provide evidence of your immigration status in the third country (e.g. a residence permit for this country) and evidence about what you were doing in this country (e.g. a letter from your School or Employer in the third country).
For more information about Tuberculosis testing, visit the UK Government website.
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