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1. Approved test clinics
You must be tested for tuberculosis (TB) if you are coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are from South Africa, Lesotho or Swaziland.
Your test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. We won’t accept a TB test certificate from a clinic we haven’t approved.
The following are approved clinics in South Africa. There are no approved clinics in Lesotho or Swaziland so if you’re from either of these countries you must travel to South Africa to be tested.
1.1 Cape Town
INTERCARE Medical and Dental Centre (Dr Bergman, Ross & Partners Radiologists)
1st Floor, Parow Shopping Centre
Corner of Voortrekker and De La Rey Roads
Parow 7500 Cape Town
Tel: +27(0)21 929 5500 or +27(0)21 929 5560 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Entabeni Hospital
Ear, Nose and Throat Centre
25 Glenwood Drive
Glenwood, Durban, 4001
Tel: +27 31 261 8291 Fax: +27 31 261 4644 Email: email@example.com
IOM Office in Hatfield Corner of Arcadia and Festival Street - bookings
Hatmed Clinic( Dr Scholtz & Partners – xrays)
454 Hilda Street
Tel: +27(0)12 342 2789 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Attending the clinic
2.1 UKTB processing hours
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 1pm (Except for National/IOM Holidays) Medical examination can be scheduled during these working hours, and will be carried out only by IOM Clinic.
Contact the approved IOM clinic to book an appointment. Make it clear you need the test for a UK visa application. You will get an appointment within a few days of your request. At busy times you may have to wait longer for an appointment. We can’t arrange or prioritise appointments for you.
3. What you should bring with you:
- your passport or UNHCR/MHA registration documents.
- proof of payment of the test fee (printed)
If you’ve had TB in the past or have any other lung disease you should also provide details of your previous screening and, if possible, your medical notes and x-ray results.
If you’d like an appointment with a female clinician, please ask when you schedule your appointment.
If you need to cancel your appointment you should contact the IOM and refer to their cancellation policy and procedure.
4. Test fees
The fee for each tuberculosis screening is R1800.00 for adults and R800.00 for children under 11. The fee for TB screening in South Africa is set by the clinic.
You must pay your fee using the following banking details before you arrive at the clinic.
- Bank: FNB
- Account holder: IOM
- Account number: 62165532724
- Branch: Brooklyn
- Branch Code: 251345
- Swift Code: FIRNZAJJXXX
The fee is not refundable if the person is tested positive for TB or decides not travel to the UK, or their visa is refused. For most applicants, this is where the testing process will end and your certificate will then be issued.
The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee. You are unable to pay at the clinic.