Pre-entry screening for migrants to tackle tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, TB 30 May 2012

A pre-entry tuberculosis (TB) screening programme for applicants wishing to come to the UK will be extended to 67 high incidence countries over the next 18 months, including China, Russia and Hong Kong.

The programme will not be implemented over summer 2012. Students and others applying for a visa over the 2012 summer period will not be affected.

The new procedure will mean if you are applying for a UK visa from an High Risk country for 6 months or more, regardless of your nationality, you must be screened before you apply for a UK visa. This will not apply to tourists, business visitors or other visitors, coming for less than 6 months.

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