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 16 June 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:
Avenue Rosa Parks
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
Examinations fees are paid in XAF using the UN exchange and the cost of the test is in addition to the application fee.
If the person tests positive for TB, decides not to travel to the UK, or their visa is refused, the test fee is not refundable. Additionally, the test fee does not cover treatment if you already have TB.
Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.
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