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1. Approved test clinics
You must be tested for tuberculosis if you are coming to the UK for more than 6 months and a resident of Nigeria or Benin.
Your test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. We will not accept a tuberculosis test certificate from a clinic we haven’t approved.
The following are approved clinics in Nigeria. There are no approved clinics in Benin, so if you’re from there you’ll need to travel to Nigeria to be tested.
1.1 International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC)
No. 1 Isaac John Street (at the corner of Isaac John Street and Oduduwa Way)
- Telephone: +234(0) 807 219 1112 or 080 2226 4059 or 090 9215 6079
- Email: IOM medical booking
1.2 Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
No. 4, Buchannan Close, off Buchannan Crescent, off Amino Kano Crescent
- Telephone: +234(0) 807 219 1122, or +234 (0) 80 9563 7898, or +234 (0) 80 8522 1427
- Email: IOM medical booking
2. Attending the clinic
You should contact the above approved clinic to book an appointment. You should make it clear that you need the test for a UK visa application. You can expect to get an appointment within a few days of your request. At busy times you may have to wait 10 days for an appointment, especially during the UK student visa peak season between June and September. We cannot arrange or prioritise appointments for you.
3. What you should bring with you
- proof of identification, which contains your photograph, preferably your passport
- proof of payment of the test fee
- if you have had tuberculosis in the past or have any other lung disease you should provide details of your previous screening and, if possible, your medical notes and x-ray results
If you would like an appointment with a female clinician, please inform the clinic when you schedule your appointment.
If you need to cancel your appointment you should contact the clinic directly.
4. Test fees
The fee for tuberculosis screening is 150 US Dollars for all adults and 60 US Dollars for children under 11 (or its equivalent in Naira).
Payment can be made through a bank deposit in any of the Standard Chartered Bank branches in Nigeria or through a bank transfer.
Name of the bank: Standard Chartered Bank Account name: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Account number: 0001847002 Sort code: 068080017
You will be requested to present proof of payment (statement) when reporting for medical examination. The examination fee is periodically adjusted depending on the local currency fluctuation. Please call IOM to confirm the amount to pay before making payments.
The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee.
The test fee does not cover treatment if you have tuberculosis.