Do I need to have a medical check?
Students from some countries are required to provide a medical certificate confirming that they are clear of Tuberculosis. If you are a resident of one of the following countries, and you want to come to the UK for longer than 6 months, you must obtain a certificate confirming that you are free from infectious TB before you apply for a visa:
- Burkina Faso
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will arrange for you to have a chest X-ray at an accredited clinic or hospital. If the screening shows that you do not have TB, the IOM will provide you with a certificate which should be submitted with your visa application form. Please read the Home Office website for further information and details of the clinics and fee in your country.