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EU Settlement Scheme – an introduction for employers

The Home office have recently issued guidance pertaining to the EU Settlement Scheme – an introduction for employers.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 24 June 2021)

What does the EU Settlement Scheme mean for employers?

The EU Settlement Scheme is applicable to EU citizens and family members (inclusive of children and non-EU citizens), who were living in the UK by 31 December 2020. If you fall under this category and you wish to continue living, working, and studying in the UK after 30 June 2021, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

For employers who wish to assist employees that are EU citizens, you may provide relevant information pertaining to the EU Settlement Scheme.

What are my obligations as an employer under the EU Settlement Scheme?

Though there are no legal obligations for employers to relay the EU Settlement Scheme, you may point employees towards the relevant information provided by the government. Additionally:

  • The responsibility of making an application to the EU Settlement Scheme resides with the EU citizen and they are not obligated to inform you if they have applied or on the outcome of their application
  • You have a duty to ensure there is no discrimination against EU citizens as either a prospective or current employee
  • Right to work checks must be conducted on all potential employees (including British citizens)
  • When employing individuals and conducting right to work checks, you must ensure you avoid unlawful discrimination
  • Government information pertaining to the EU Settlement Scheme must not be interpreted and you should not give immigration advice to employees unless you are qualified
  • Residents in the UK by 31 December 2020 have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme
  • With the introduction of the points-based system (as of 1 January 2021), you must be a licensed sponsor to employ eligible employees from outside the UK

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

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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 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

Golfe

B.P. 13891

Yaoundé

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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Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)

The Home office have recently issued guidance for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status).

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 07 June 2021)

What is the EU Settlement Scheme?

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.

You will be granted either settled or pre-settled status if your application is successful.

When can I apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

As the scheme is now open, you can apply now if you meet the criteria. Please note that the deadline for applications is 30 June 2021 and you must have already started living in the UK by 31 December 2020.

Who can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

With a few exceptions, you need to apply if:

Please note that the EEA includes EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Who does not need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

You do not need to apply if you have:

How much does it cost to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme?

Applications to the EU Settlement Scheme are free of charge.

What is the difference between Settled and Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme?

If you successfully apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be granted either:

  • settled status
  • pre-settled status

The status granted will be dependent on how long you have been living in the UK at the time of your application. Your rights will differ dependent on which status you receive and when you started living in the UK.

Settled status

  • usually granted if you have lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period (continuous residence)
  • This means that for 5 years in a row, you have lived in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for at least 6 months in any 12-month period
  • You may be considered to be resident in the UK on 31 December 2020 and may be eligible for settled status if you both:
    • lived in the UK for a continuous 5-year period in the past
    • have not left the UK for more than 5 years in a row since then

Please note that you can stay in the UK as long as you like if you get settled status. You will also be able to apply for British citizenship if you’re eligible.

Pre-settled status

  • Usually granted if you have not lived in the UK for 5 years in a row (continuous period)
  • Once you have had 5 years’ continuous residence, you can apply to switch to settled-status
  • You must apply for settled-status before your pre-settled status expires
  • If by 30 June 2021 you will reach 5 years continuous residence, you can wait to make an application for settled-status
  • If you will not reach 5 years continuous residence by 30 June 2021, you must apply for pre-settled status and then switch once you have had 5 years continuous residence

What rights do I have with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme?

Once you receive either settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will be able to:

  • work in the UK
  • use the NHS for free, if you can at the moment
  • enrol in education or study in the UK
  • access public funds such as benefits and pensions, if you’re eligible for them
  • travel in and out of the UK

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

Please note that you will have different rights if you get settled or pre-settled status because you have applied to join your EU, EEA or Swiss family member and you arrived in the UK after 31 December 2020.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status), call us now on 01204 531 535 or send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Enter the UK as an S2 Healthcare Visitor

The Home Office have recently issued guidance on entering the UK as an S2 Healthcare Visitor.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 06 June 2021)

What is an S2 Healthcare Visitor?

An S2 Healthcare Visitor refers to those from the EEA or Switzerland that have planned healthcare treatment in another EEA country at the expense of their home state.

When can you come to the UK as an S2 Healthcare Visitor?

An individual may come to the UK as an S2 Healthcare Visitor if:

  • Under the S2 arrangement, it has been authorised for you to receive planned healthcare in the UK
  • You’re travelling with, or joining someone who may be in receipt of healthcare under the S2 arrangement, and your role is to provide aid

Am I eligible for an S2 Healthcare Visitor visa?

Patients must request authorisation for their planned healthcare treatment in the UK (under the S2 arrangement) before 31 December 2020 and must have evidence or approval from their home state and agreed arrangements with the UK treating facility.

If you’re accompanying or joining a patient to provide aid, you are required to make your own S2 Healthcare Visitor visa (should you require one). Additionally, you must be an EEA or Switzerland resident.

What information do I need to provide for an S2 Healthcare Visitor visa?

Patients must provide:

  • your S2 certificate of entitlement to scheduled treatment (also known as a ‘Portable Document S2’)
  • a current passport or other valid travel document
  • financial documents showing that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay and for your return or onward journey

If you’re accompanying or joining a patient, you must provide:

  • evidence the person you are accompanying or joining is undergoing S2 authorised treatment in the UK and qualifies as an S2 Healthcare Visitor, which must be either of the following:
    • details of the patient’s valid S2 Healthcare Visitor visa or permission to stay, or
    • a copy of the patient’s S2 certificate of entitlement to scheduled treatment (“Portable Document S2”) and a copy of the bio data page of the patient’s passport or travel document
  • proof that you are resident in the EEA or Switzerland
  • your current passport or valid travel document
  • financial documents showing that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay and for your return or onward journey

When can you apply for an S2 Healthcare Visitor visa?

The earliest you can apply for an S2 Healthcare Visitor visa is 3 months before you are due to travel and in most instances, decisions are received within a week when applying from outside the UK.

Can I extend my S2 Healthcare Visitor Visa?

On an S2 Healthcare Visitor visa, you can stay in the UK for up to 6 months. If the planned healthcare treatment period is taking longer than 6 months, you can apply (for free) within the UK to extend your stay. You are required to complete the necessary application form and to show prove you still meet the eligibility requirements.

How do I apply for an extension for my S2 Healthcare Visitor visa?

Once you meet the requirements, i.e. you are an S2 Healthcare Visitor with the required evidence, you will need to send an email to the S2 Healthcare Visitor Extensions (Only) inbox at: s2healthcarevisitorextensionsonly@homeoffice.gov.uk.

Your email should contain your:

  • name
  • nationality
  • date of birth
  • contact details (including your UK contact address and telephone number

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 entering the UK as an S2 Healthcare Visitor, send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Bangladesh: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

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

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 03 June 2021)

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

If you are a resident of Bangladesh 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. Any test conducted by a non-Home Office approved clinic will be accepted.

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

  • Migration Health Assessment Clinic
    Ground & First Floors
    House: 13/A
    Road: 136
    Gulshan-1
    Dhaka 1212

 

  • Migration Health Assesment Clinic (MHAC)
    Medi-Aid Heart Centre
    South Dorga Gate (Near Minar)
    Dorga Moholla
    Sylhet 3100

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

Appointments can be arranged via telephone, email or by visiting the clinic in person. When contacting the clinic to arrange an appointment, you must clarify you need the test for a UK visa application. Appointments are usually given within a few days of your request.

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

  • valid identification which contains your photograph such as a passport, national ID card or Refugee Asylum Seeker Card
  • a photocopy of your identification
  • the tuberculosis test fee
  • if you have had tuberculosis in the past or have any other lung disease you should provide details of your previous screening and, if possible, your medical notes and x-ray results

If you would like an appointment with a female clinician, please ask the clinic when you schedule your appointment.

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

The fee for the test will be dependent on age. If you are:

  • 11 years and above, the fee is 85 USD
  • Below 11 years, the fee is 30 USD
  • Below 11 years – follow up investigation, the fee is 85 USD

Though the fee must be paid in Bangladeshi Taka (BDT), the US dollar amount will be converted and will be dependent on the IOM official exchange rate.

Also, please be advised that:

  • The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee.
  • The fee is not refundable if the person is tested positive for TB or decides not to travel to the UK, or their visa is refused.
  • The test fee does not cover treatment if you already have TB.
  • All children will need to initially have a certificate which will be issued after a questionnaire and physical exam. If there is any indication of TB, a chest X-ray will be conducted along with other follow up tests.

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 Bangladesh: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa, call us now on 01204 531 535 or send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen

The Home Office have recently issued guidance pertaining to Visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 24 May 2021)

What do I need to know about visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen?

Before you make your journey to the UK, you should be aware that:

  • Irish citizens can enter/live in the UK
  • EU, EEA and Swiss citizens do not require a visa when visiting the UK for holidays/short trips – you may enter the UK with a valid passport which must remain valid for the duration of your trip
  • Automatic ePassport gates will remain available for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to allow entry through the border on arrival
  • From 1 October 2021, EU, EEA or Swiss national ID cards may not be used to enter the UK unless you:

What do I need to know about visiting the UK as a non-EEA family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss Citizen?

Before you make your journey to the UK, you will need a valid passport and either:

  • a UK-issued biometric residence card
  • a UK-issued EEA family permit
  • an EU Settlement Scheme family permit

Please be advised that you cannot use an Article 10 or Article 20 residence card issued by an EEA member state.

What do I need to know about visiting the UK if I am from a non-EEA country?

On arrival, your passport and visa (if you have one), will be checked at border control. At this stage, it is usual to be asked why you are coming to the UK. Additionally, you may use the UK/EEA immigration lanes/automatic ePassport gates if you are from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States

What do I need to know about visiting the UK for business?

You may not need to apply for a visa is you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen travelling to the UK for a short business trip. Additionally, under the new points-based system, you can continue to visit the UK without applying for a visa.

Business visitors cannot:

  • sell directly to the public or provide goods and services
  • do a work placement or internship
  • do paid or unpaid work for a UK company or as a self-employed person

For information regarding working in the UK, sending employees to work in the UK or trading with the UK, please contact us to find out more.

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 visiting the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, call us now on 01204 531 535 or send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

The Home Office have recently issued guidance pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 19 May 2021)

What is the general advice for those that wish to travel to England?

If you wish to travel to England, you must:

  • book any coronavirus (COVID-19) tests or quarantine hotel you will need after arrival
  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before you travel
  • provide contact details by completing the online passenger locator form
  • follow the testing and quarantine rules on arrival in England

Please note that some people are exempt from some/all COVID-19 travel/entry requirements due to their jobs.

Additionally, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have separate rules to England.

Which jobs qualify for travel exemptions under Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules?

The list of jobs that qualify for travel exemptions under Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerospace engineers
  • Aircraft pilots and crew
  • BBC broadcasting transmission network and services
  • Border security duties – UK officials and contractors
  • Border security duties – non-UK officials and contractors
  • Bus and coach drivers
  • Channel Tunnel system workers
  • Civil aviation inspectors
  • Clinical trials or studies
  • Crown servants or government contractors

Please be advised that this list is not exhaustive. For a comprehensive list of jobs that qualify for travel exemptions under Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules, please contact us.

What should I do before I travel to England for jobs qualify for travel exemptions under Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules?

The requirements for what you must do before travelling to England will vary dependent on the job. These include but are not limited to:

  • Taking a COVID-19 test
  • Completing a passenger location form
  • Booking tests to take after you arrive in England

What should I do after I arrive in England for jobs qualify for travel exemptions under Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules?

The requirements for what you must do after you arrive in England will vary dependent on the job and whether you are from a Green, Amber or Red list country. Below are some common rules for each category.

For Green list countries:

  • The rules apply if you have been in a green list country 10 days prior to your arrival in England
  • You must take a COVID-19 test on day 2 or earlier after you arrive if you intend on staying in England for 2 days or longer

For Amber list countries:

  • The rules apply if you have been in an amber list country 10 days prior to your arrival in England
  • You do not need to quarantine if you live in the UK
  • If you live overseas, you must quantine in your accommodation whilst in England. The only exception is when you are conducting your exempt activity
  • If you are in England for longer than 2 days, you need to take a mandatory workplace, community or home lateral flow device (LFD) teston or before days 2, 5 and 8 after arrival.
  • If you are travelling every day, you must take a lateral flow test at least once every 3 days.

For Red list countries:

Please note that dependent on your job, even if you have travelled from a red list country, you may not need to quarantine is a government approved hotel or take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and 8.

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

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Prove your English language abilities with a Secure English language Test (SELT)

The Home Office have recently issued guidance pertaining to proving your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT).

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 14 May 2021)

What is SELT?

SELT refers to a Secured English Language Test. Used by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), SELT refers to the approved English Language tests used to confirm one’s aptitude when making a visa application.

Which applications require a SELT?

Dependent on the immigration you apply for, you are required to take one of two tests.

Application routes which asses reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities are:

  • Student
  • Minister of Religion (T2)
  • Skilled Worker
  • Start-up
  • Innovator

Application routes which asses speaking and listening abilities are:

  • Citizenship
  • Settlement (aka indefinite leave to remain)
  • Parent
  • Partner
  • Representative of an Overseas Business
  • Sportsperson (T2)

The level of test, known as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is dependent on the route you are applying for.

Who are the approved SELT providers?

If you are in the UK, you can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert
  • Pearson
  • Trinity College London

If you are outside of the UK, you can only take a SELT with one of the following providers:

  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • LanguageCert
  • Pearson
  • PSI Services (UK) Ltd

Where can I find an approved SELT?

Tests must:

  • be on the list of approved English language tests
  • have been sat at an approved test location
  • have been awarded in the two years before the date of your application
  • Approved English Language Tests have been assessed to meet the necessary Home Office requirements
  • Immigration / Nationality applications must include an approved English Language Test

How do I book a SELT?

  • Use the approved provider’s website to book your test
  • Ensure the booked test is approved for SELT
  • Usually you can take the test within 28 days of booking
  • You may have to travel to another location as the tests are not usually in the closest location to you
  • Details used to book your test must match the information on your passport / other identity document

How do I prove my identity on the day of my SELT?

Your identity document must:

  • be current and valid
  • be an original, not a photocopy
  • include a photo of you
  • match the information you gave when you booked the test

Acceptable documents

  • passport
  • Biometric Residence Permit
  • Biometric Residence Card
  • convention travel document
  • stateless persons travel document
  • travel document issued by the United Nations
  • travel document issued by the International Red Cross

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 proving your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT), call us now on 01204 531 535 or send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

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British Nationals (Overseas) in Hong Kong

The Home office have recently issued guidance pertaining to British nationals (overseas) on immigration to the UK following the announcement of national security legislation in Hong Kong.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 13 May 2021)

What is the new immigration route for British Nationals (overseas) in Hong Kong?

The BNO (British Nationals Overseas) visa is a new immigration route available to British nationals (overseas) and their close family members.

What is the current status of British Nationals (overseas) in Hong?

  • You can stay in the UK for a maximum of 6 months without a visa if you are a British national (overseas)
  • As a visitor, you do not have the right to live, work or engage in long term study
  • You must leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • You are advised to get the relevant travel / health insurance as you cannot access public funds

Could I be eligible for ‘leave outside the rules’ at the border as a British National (overseas)?

Border force officers may consider granting ‘Leave Outside the Rules’ at the UK border for a period of up to 6 months to you and your accompanying dependents if you are not eligible to enter the UK under an existing immigration route. Once granted, an application can be made for the BNO visa within the UK.

To be considered, you’ll need to show:

To be considered, you’ll need to show:

  • your identity
  • your British national (overseas) status
  • that you normally live in Hong Kong or the UK
  • that you can accommodate and support yourself financially in the UK

You’ll also need to show evidence of any non-British national (overseas) dependants’ family links to you and you should travel together to the UK as a family unit. A dependant is any of the following:

  • spouse or civil partner
  • unmarried partner
  • child (under the age of 18 when they first applied)
  • adult child born on or after 1 July 1997 (and their partner or child under the age of 18) who normally lives with you
  • other family members in exceptional circumstances where there is a high level of dependency who normally live with you

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 British National (Overseas) visa in Hong Kong, call us now on 01204 531 535 or send an email to info@compasslaw.org.uk. The fee is £30.

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India: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

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

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 10 May 2021)

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

If you are a resident of India 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. Any test conducted by a non-Home Office approved clinic will be accepted.

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

Bangalore

    • Elbit Medical Diagnostic Ltd
    • Fortis Hospital

Chandigarh

      • Kansal Clinic
      • National Medical and Dialysis Centre
      • New Diagnostic Centre
      • Max Super Speciality Hospital

Chennai

    • Apollo Hospitals

Gujarat

    • Apollo Hospitals International Ltd
    • KD Hospital
    • Apollo Clinic

Guwahati

    • The Apollo Clinic

Kerala

    • KIMS Health
    • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Kolkata

    • Pule Diagnostics Pty Ltd

Lucknow

    • Medical Clinic
    • National X-ray clinic

Ludhiana

    • Dr Har Kamala Bagga / Dr Wahiguru Pal Singh
    • Dr U S Sidhu
    • Dr Harminder Singh Pannu
    • P.S Apollo Hospitals
    • Super X-ray Clinic

Mumbai

    • Lilavati Hospital
    • Clinical Diagnostic Centre, Nairman Point
    • Clinical Diagnostic Centre, North Mumbai
    • Rele Clinic
    • Insight Health Scan

Nagpur

    • Kamal Poogalia
    • Sarda Imaging Clinic

New Delhi

    • Max Medcentre
    • Sadhu Vaswani Mission Medical Centre

Pune

    • Ruby Hall Clinic

Telangana

    • Centre for Migration Medicine
    • GYD Diagnostics & Reference Laboratories Pvt Ltd

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

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

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

Fees vary dependent on the clinic you select to do your test.

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

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