Where to go for Tuberculosis testing in Kenya for UK Visa application

If you are a returning resident to the UK, you don’t need a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate

If you are planning to come to the UK, you must be tested for tuberculosis if you are coming here for more than six months and are a resident of Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia or South Sudan.

The TB test be carried out at an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) clinic approved by the Home Office.

If you are a returning resident to the UK, you don’t need a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate

Please note that the Home Office will not accept a tuberculosis test certificate from a clinic they have not approved.

The following categories of people don’t need a TB certificate

  • If you are a diplomatic passport holder travelling on official business or on a posting to the UK
  • If you fall under a visa exemption category or applying for a certificate of entitlement
  • If you are a returning resident to the UK

The following is the only approved clinic in Kenya. There are no approved clinics in Eritrea, Somalia or South Sudan so if you’re from one of these countries, you’ll need to travel to Kenya to be tested.

IOM Office
IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre
78, United Nations Crescent off UN Avenue,
PO Box 55040, 00200
Gigiri, Nairobi
Email: [email protected]
IOM working hours
Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday 7:30am to 1:30pm (except for national and IOM holidays)

You can make a booking from the UK visa application centre, or by phoning the IOM on one of the following numbers: Telephone: +254 020 7221000 or +254 0722 879680.

These lines are open from Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

What you should bring with you

While going for the TB test, you need to bring:
– valid passport or UNHCR or MHA registration documents
– 2 recent passport size photos (not older than 6 months at the time of examination with ears, hairline and neck visible)

Test fees
Adults or children under 11 years who need a chest x-ray – 9,200 Kenyan shilling or 100 US dollars

Children under 11 years who do not need a chest x-ray – 4,600 Kenyan shilling or 50 US dollars

Pregnant women who choose to have sputum testing – 11,100 Kenyan shilling

You must pay in cash before the medical examination. You can pay in either Kenyan Shillings (Account #6951790017) or US Dollars (Account #6951790022) at the CBA Bank (Gigiri Branch only). The bank is located at the Village Market Gigiri, 800 metres from the IOM gate to the back entrance of the village market.

You will be required by CBA Bank to complete an IOM official payment coupon before depositing your payment. This will provide you with proof of payment which you should bring to the IOM office.

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