Tuberculosis (TB) test is mandatory for all the people from South Africa, Lesotho or Swaziland who want to come to the UK for more than six months.
The TB test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. This means that a TB test from a clinic not approved by the Home Office will not be accepted.
The following are approved clinics in South Africa. There are no approved clinics in Lesotho or Swaziland so if you’re from either of these countries you must travel to South Africa to be tested.
You should contact the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in South Africa by dialling +27 (0)12 342 2789 to book an appointment.
For details of fees and fee structure, please contact the approved clinic where you want to get screened.
Approved test clinic in Cape Town
INTERCARE Medical and Dental Centre (Dr Bergman, Ross & Partners Radiologists)
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)21 929 5560 Email:[email protected]
Approved test clinic in Durban
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:[email protected]
Approved test clinic in Pretoria
IOM Office in Hatfield Corner of Arcadia and Festival Street – bookings
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 protected]
While contacting the IOM to book an appointment, please make it clear you need the test for a UK visa application.
You will get an appointment within a few days of your request. At busy times you may have to wait longer for an appointment.
The UK Embassy can’t arrange or prioritise appointments for you.
What you should bring with you at the TB testing centre
• your passport
• proof of payment of the test fee (printed)
If you’ve had TB in the past or have any other lung disease you should also provide details of your previous screening and, if possible, your medical notes and x-ray results.
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.