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Pre-entry tuberculosis screening in Mongolia

Starting 31 December 2013 anyone travelling to the UK for longer than 6 months will have to undergo pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

UK Visa & Immigration
UK Visa & Immigration

This follows the UK Government’s announcement in May 2012 that it would be extending this requirement to an additional 67 countries and regions, including Mongolia, based on the figures for high TB incidence provided by the World Health Organisation.

This brings the UK into line with the practice of a number of other countries including the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Pre-entry TB screening is not required for those going to the UK as a tourist or other type of visitor, except for those applying for a fiancé (e) visa.

It will be required for all individuals in Mongolia who are applying for a UK visa which is longer than 6 months. The process will require individuals to be screened and obtain a certificate from an UK Visas and Immigration approved health centre in Mongolia to show that they are free of TB before they make a UK visa application. They will need to include the TB certificate with their visa application.

Pre-entry TB screening to all long-term visa applicants will begin from 31 December 2013.

Applicants who require pre-entry TB screening should contact one of the approved clinics to schedule an appointment for screening. A fee for the screening will be payable directly to the clinic.

Further details of approved health centre facilities available in Mongolia can be found in the news article published on the UK Visas and Immigration Mongolia web pages.

Published 11 December 2013