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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 Russia.
Your test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. We will not accept a TB test certificate from a clinic we have not approved.
The following are approved clinics in Russia. (Please note there is no clinic in Rostov-on-Don)
Federal Government Medical Hospital Centre
2-ya Zvenigorodskaya Street, 12
Tel: +7 495 797 8723
Fax: +7 495 253 3522
1.2 St Petersburg
American Medical Centre
78 Moyka Embankment
Tel: +7 812 740 2090
Fax: +7 812 310 4664
Email: AM clinic
Clinico Diagnostic Health Centre
Tel: +7 383 222 6065
Fax: +7 383 222 4619
83 Kuznetchnaya Street
Tel: +7 343 270 1717
Email: Health 365
2. Attending the clinic
You should contact one of the approved clinics 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 June and September. We cannot arrange or prioritise appointments for you.
The certificate will be issued by the clinic only if you meet the health requirements of the Home Office.
3. What you should bring with you
- proof of identification, which contains your photograph, such as your passport
- TB 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
4. Test fees
The fee for TB screening is determined by the clinic. 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 TB.