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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 are from Thailand or Laos.
Your test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. We will not accept a tuberculosis test certificate from a clinic we have not approved.
The following are approved clinics in Thailand. There are no approved clinics in Laos so if you’re from there you’ll need to travel to Thailand to be tested.
You can make a booking by contacting the International Organisation for Migration (IOM):
1.1 International Organisation for Migration
120 Silom Road
- Online appointment and registration: http://register-uktb.iom.int/uktbdp-register/login.jsp
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +66 2 234 7950-5 Fax: +66 2 234 7956
Operating hours are between Monday-Friday, 08:00am -5:00pm (except holidays observed by IOM).
These lines are open Monday-Friday, 08:00-17:00 (except holidays observed by IOM).
2. Attending the clinic
You should contact the 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 7 days for an appointment especially during the UK student visa peak season between May- August. We cannot prioritise appointments for you.
What you should bring with you:
- Original passport, and one copy of the passport
- Original passport or ID card and their copy for a parent or a legal guardian, accompanying children under 18 years of age.
- Ante‐Natal Care Book for pregnant women
- Address in the UK (Printed or written down on a paper, if available)
Note for students: If you do not know your address exactly, please indicate the university/school that you plan to apply for.
You do not need to bring photographs, photo(s) will be taken electronically on the appointment date by IOM staff.
If you need to cancel your appointment you should contact the clinic and refer to the cancellation policy and procedure.
3. Test fees
The test will cost THB 3,800 per person. You will pay the clinic directly for the cost of your TB test. The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee.
The test fee does not cover treatment if you have tuberculosis.
Children under 11 who do not require screening will have to pay THB 500 per person as an interview fee.
Those children who the clinician decides will need screening will be charged the same fees as adults although they will not be charged the additional THB 500 interview fee - if the clinician decides that the children will need screening they only charge THB 3,800.