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Sri Lankan residents applying to UK for long stays require TB screening

Posted on June  02 , 2014

With effect from Monday 19 of May 2014, anyone in Sri Lanka applying for a UK visa for longer than 6 months needs screened and to obtain a certificate from an approved clinic to show that they are free from TB before they make a UK visa application.

Applicants who need to undergo screening will need to pay  the clinic for the diagnostic tests. The fees have been set at $90 USD for adults and $40 USD for children. The issued certificate will be valid for 6 months.

The International Office for Migration (IOM) will be officially managing the arrangements for the testing in Sri Lanka for the UK Home Office. Only certificates received from the IOM clinic in Colombo will be accepted in support of associated applications.

The official address of the sole clinic in Sri Lanka is:

IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre
No. 53C, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (Green Path)
Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.

Anyone who is tested positive for TB will be referred for treatment. It will not be
possible for someone to travel to the UK until they have been tested as being free of TB.

Those intending a stay of less than 6 months do not need to undergo TB screening, except those applying for a fiance visa, intending to remain in the UK.

Source: VFS Global for UK

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