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Cameroon: Tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

The Home office have recently issued guidance on where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Cameroon for your UK visa application.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 19 April 2021)

Why would I need to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK visa?

If you are a resident of Cameroon, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau or Mali and you wish to come to the UK for more than 6 months, you must be tested for tuberculosis. Tests must be conducted by a Home Office approved clinic and you must obtain an IOM medical certificate to confirm you are free from TB. Any test conducted by a non-Home Office approved clinic will be accepted.

Are there any instances where I would not need to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK visa?

You would not require a tb test certificate if you:

  • are a diplomatic passport holder travelling on official business or on a posting to the UK
  • qualify for an exempt visa
  • are applying for a certificate of entitlement
  • applying as a returning resident

Please note that as there are no approved test clinics in Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau or Mali, you must travel to Cameroon for a TB test at an approved clinic.

Where are the approved test clinics to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK Visa?

The only approved clinic in Cameroon is:

Jordan medical centre
Nlongkak
Face Province
Rue Elecam
Vaoundé, Cameroon

How do I make an appointment at a test clinic to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK Visa?

Appointments can be arranged via telephone or email. When contacting the clinic to arrange an appointment, you must clarify you need the test for a UK visa application.

What do I need to know about attending a test clinic to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK Visa?

  • You must call the clinic, or walk in to book an appointment at least 10 weeks before you plan to travel
  • You must make it clear that the tb test is for the UK visa application
  • Appointments are usually granted within a few days. In some instances (such as the UK visa peak season between July-October) it may take 10 days
  • If your test shows that you do not have TB, you will be granted a certificate which is valid for 6 months from the date of your x-ray – this certificate must be included in your visa application

What should I bring with me to test clinic to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK Visa?

  • Passport / national ID card / Refugee Asylum Seeker Card
  • UNHCR/MHA registration documents if you are a refugee applicant
  • Ecobank receipt of deposit in the IOM account
  • Tuberculosis test fee
  • Details of previous screening and if possible medical notes if you had tuberculosis in the past

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.

How much does it cost to be tested for tuberculosis in Cameroon for a UK Visa?

  • 11 years and above – £120 USD
  • Below 11 years – £70 USD

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on Cameroon: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Guidance on the T5 – Youth Mobility Scheme

The Home office have recently issued guidance pertaining to T5 – Youth Mobility Scheme.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 6 April 2021)

What is the Youth Mobility Scheme?

Aimed at young people aged 18-30 from a limited number of participant countries and territories, the Youth Mobility Scheme grants access to enter, live and work in the UK for up to two years.

Which nationalities are eligible under the Youth Mobility Scheme?

To be considered an eligible applicant, you must be:

  • a British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen or British National (Overseas) as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981
  • a national or citizen of a country or the holder of a passport issued by a territory, listed in Appendix Youth Mobility Scheme: eligible nationals

These countries are:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • San Marino
  • Taiwan

What are the eligibility requirements for the Youth Mobility Scheme?

To be considered an eligible applicant, you must:

  • apply for and obtain an entry clearance under the Youth Mobility Scheme route before their arrival in the UK
  • not have previously spent time in the UK on the Youth Mobility Scheme route
  • be aged 18 or over on the date their entry clearance will become valid

What are the financial requirements for the Youth Mobility Scheme?

To be considered an eligible applicant, you must:

  • have funds of £2,530 for a 28-day period and as specified in Appendix Finance
  • not have any children aged under 18 who are either living with them or financially dependent upon them

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on T5 – Youth Mobility Scheme, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Become a British citizen by naturalisation (form AN)

The Home office have recently issued guidance pertaining to applications for citizenship by naturalisation if you live in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory or if you live elsewhere and want to apply by post.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 6 April 2021)

What is naturalisation as a British citizen?

Naturalisation refers to the legal method an individual uses to change their nationality.

How do I apply for naturalisation as a British citizen?

Before you make an application, you must:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Currently live in the UK
  • Be of “good character”
  • Pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test
  • Meet the English language requirements
  • Have UK permanent residence / granted indefinite leave to remain
  • Lived in the UK for at least 5 years without an absence longer than 450 days
  • Travelled outside the UK for no more than 90 days in the past year

Please ensure that you understand and meet the criteria before making an application as full fees cannot be returned for applications that failed.

Who can apply for naturalisation as a British citizen using form AN?

Form AN is to be used by those who:

  • live in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory
  • live elsewhere and want to apply by post

Please note that a separate application form must be used for each individual application.

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on becoming a British citizen by naturalisation (form AN), send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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