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Tuberculosis testing requirement for visa applicants in Ghana and Kenya

From 5 February 2007, visa applicants in Ghana and Kenya applying for UK visas valid for stays longer than six months will need to provide with their visa application a certificate confirming that they are free from infectious tuberculosis (TB).

Visitors and those staying for six months or less will not need a medical certificate. The following are exempted from the TB testing requirement:

  • diplomatic passport holders and others exempt from UK immigration control
  • children aged under 11 years old
  • returning residents

An application will usually be refused if there is no certificate.