© Crown copyright 2014
This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. To view this licence, visit nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3 or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: email@example.com.
Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.
This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-test-for-a-uk-visa-clinics-in-the-philippines/tuberculosis-testing-in-the-philippines
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 the Philippines or Palau .
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 the Philippines. There are no approved clinics in Palau so if you’re from there you’ll need to travel to the Philippines to be tested.
International Organisation for Migration Health Centre
15th Floor, Units A and B Trafalgar Plaza
105 H.V. dela Costa Street
Makati City 1227
Tel: (632) 883-9339 or (632) 511-8771
Mob: (917) 593-4688 (globe operator) or (919) 993-4667 (smart operator)
Fax: (632) 883-9377
2. Attending the clinic
You should contact the approved clinic to book an appointment. You should make it clear 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 July-October. We cannot arrange or prioritise appointments for you.
3. What you should bring with you:
- proof of identification, which contains your photograph, such as your passport;
- tuberculosis test fee; and
- 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 ask the clinic when you schedule your appointment.
If you need to cancel your appointment you should contact the clinic and refer to their cancellation policy and procedure.
4. Test fees
The fee for tuberculosis screening in the Philippines is 3200 Philippine peso. You will pay the clinic directly for the cost of your tuberculosis 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 years old who do not require screening will have to pay 500 Philippine peso per person as an interview fee. Those children who the clinician decides will need screening will be charged the same fee as adults although they will not be charged the additional 500 Philippine peso interview fee.