1. Valid Original National Passport
  2. 1 recent passport size photo (of any background colour). It will be used for your medical certificate
  3. Address in UK i.e. university/residential/office address


Age Required Examinations
Below 11 years old Health Assessment
11 years old and above Chest X-Ray and Interaction with applicant

Pregnant women:

I will be offered several alternatives;

  1. Chest X-ray with protective shield;
  2. I can postpone the Chest X-ray (and TB clearance) until after delivery or
  3. I can opt to provide three Sputum samples on 3 consecutive mornings for Smears and Culture test Result of Sputum Smears and Culture will take up to 10 Weeks


Applicants are not required to fast

The UK Pre-Departure Tuberculosis Detection Programme Medical Certificate will be issued on the same day if Tuberculosis screening is normal.

It is advisable for applicants to do their Tuberculosis screening at least 10 weeks prior to their application because if Chest X Ray findings are suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis, they will have to do further test with Sputum Smears and Culture.

Applicants with previous history of Pulmonary Tuberculosis is also required to do Sputum Smears and Culture.

Result of Sputum Smears and Culture will take up to 10 Weeks.

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.