As a South African, part of the process of applying for a UK visa is getting tested for Tuberculosis. The process is relatively straight-forward but you’ll have to ensure that the clinic that tests you has been approved by the UKVI. Every year the UKVI updates their list of approved clinics where you can get screened at, read on to find out which clinics have been approved.
Why it’s so important to be tested at a UKVI-approved clinic
If you get tested at a clinic that has not been approved by the UKVI, your application will be denied and you will not be allowed to enter the country on a valid UK visa. It is vital that you contact one of the three clinics below and make them aware that you are undergoing the TB test for a UK visa application.
Before the screening, make sure you bring your passport, two passport sized photos and proof of payment of your test fee (printed).
Are there any exceptions to this rule?
If you’re planning to stay in the UK for less than six months on a UK visitor visa, you don’t need to get tested for TB.
If you are applying on behalf of a child/children under the age of eleven, they still need to attend the appointment but will most likely not have to undergo a chest x-ray.
Approved clinics in South Africa
- INTERCARE Medical and Dental Centre
- 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 Email: email@example.com
- Life Entabeni Hospital
- Ear, Nose and Throat Centre
- 25 Glenwood Drive , Glenwood, Durban, 4001
- Tel: +27 31 261 8291 Fax: +27 31 261 4644 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IOM Office
- Hatfield Corner of Arcadia and Festival Street
- The Hatmed Clinic (Dr Leonie Sholtz & Partners) – x-rays
- 454 Hilda Street, Hatfield, 0083, Pretoria
- Tel: +27(0)12 342 2789 or +27(0)12 423 9612 Email: email@example.com
*Please note, if you live in Swaziland and Lesotho, you can do your screenings at the clinics above for your UK visa application.