REQUIREMENTS FOR TB TESTING:

  • Two (2) passport-size pictures (35mm/45mm) with white background.
  • Original national passport
  • Photocopy of the national passport (Bio-data page)
  • Applicants traveling with children below 11 years should produce a photocopy of the Bio-data page of the national passport and/ or birth certificate of the children
  • Complete address and Phone number in the UK.
  • Complete address and phone number in your home country

NOTE: Applicants must give their consent to UK TB medical team to conduct the TB test by signing a Consent Form (this form will be provided by the UK TB medical team in the office prior to conducting testing).

If the test is negative:

If the test (chest x-ray) shows that you do not have infectious TB, the UK TB medical team office will give you a certificate which you must submit with your visa application form. The certificate remains valid for 6 months. You will need to bring the certificate with you to the UK, and you should carry it in your hand luggage – if you do not do this, you may be delayed on arrival in the UK. We also advise you to take your chest x-ray with you to the UK, in case you need to see a doctor during your stay.

If the test is positive:

If the x-ray shows signs of TB infection, the clinic will perform other tests (sputum smears/ culture) to find out whether you have infectious TB. This testing may require you to report to our office for 3 consecutive days.

If you have TB, the UK TB medical team will not give you a certificate and you will not be able to apply for a visa until you have been cured. The UK TB medical team will give you advice and tell you how to get treatment. A full course of treatment usually takes 6 months. After the complete course of treatment, you
will need to pay for another TB test – if this test shows that you are free of infectious TB, the UK TB medical team will provide you a certificate and you can apply for a visa.

It is advisable for applicants to do the TB test at least 10 weeks prior to their application because if chest x-ray findings are suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis, it will be necessary to do further testing (Sputum Smears/Culture) for 6-8 weeks before results will be available. The certificate will be issued to applicants whose results are negative. If results are positive, the applicant will be referred for treatment for a period of at least 6 months.

Pregnant women TB screening:

Special procedures and requirements for pregnant applicants will be discussed by UK TB health focal point.
For applicants below 11 years of age, the medical TB detection procedure consists of:

  • Questionnaire regarding child’s health, answered by a parent or guardian.
  • If indicated: further evaluation for applicants of 11 years and above.
  • A certificate was issued at the UK TB medical team office.

   IMPORTANT NOTE: If at least one family member is referred for sputum tests, children under 11 years will not receive a certificate until the sputum test results have been received, at which point it will be decided if the children need further investigation.

We are the only UK approved center in Afghanistan, for more information please see the link below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-test-for-a-uk-visa-clinic-in-afghanistan/tuberculosis-testing-in-afghanistan

For Questions, you can call +93 70 57 77 284

Phone calls will be accepted between 08:00 am- 5:00 pm, Sat-Thurs