TB and TB screening requirements for the UK
All you need to know about TB and TB screening requirements for the UK. Click here before booking an appointment.
Approved test clinics
You must be tested for tuberculosis (TB) if you are going to the UK for more than 6 months. Children under 11 years don't need an xray but will also get a certificate.
Your test must be from a clinic approved by the UK visa offices. They won’t accept a TB test certificate from a clinic they haven’t approved.
The following are approved clinics in South Africa:
You should contact the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in South Africa to book an appointment:
Pretoria : Tel: +27 (0)12 342 2789 or +27 (0)12 423 9612
Cape Town : Tel: +27(0)21 929 5500 or +27(0)71 6070 783
Durban : Tel: +27 31 261 8291 Fax: +27 31 261 4644
For details of fees and fee structure, please contact the approved clinic where you want to get screened.
For further information go to: www.gov.uk/tb-test-visa/
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)71 6070 783
Life Entabeni Hospital
Ear, Nose and Throat Centre
25 Glenwood Drive
Tel: +27 31 261 8291 Fax: +27 31 261 4644
International Organization for Migration (bookings only)
Address: Walker Creek Office Park, Building Number 4,
90 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Groenkloof
Pretoria – South Africa
Tel: +27(0)12 342 2789 or +27(0)12 423 9612
Attending the clinic
Contact the IOM 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.
- What you should bring with you
- your passport
- proof of payment of the test fee (printed) - NB: Payment must be done upfront
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.
Due to rand/dollar fluctuation the prices are reviewed every 6 months.
Presently R1800.00 – 11 years and older.
R800.00 for all under 11 years.
Account name: International Organization for Migration
Account type: Commercial Cheque Account
Bank: First National Bank
Branch (code): Brooklyn (251345)
Account number: 6216 553 2724
Reference Number: Will be allocated when appointment is made