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UK Visa Applicants - FAQ's - What you need to know

LIST OF DOCUMENT REQUIRED

 

  • Photocopy of the First & Last Page of the Passport(1)

  • Latest 35 mm × 45 mm sized colored photographs with white background not older than 3 months, without obstructing the face and resembling the current appearance. 

  • Please ensure your passport is not expired.

WHAT TO CARRY TO THE MEDICALS

  • List of documents mentioned above.

  • Your address in UK with Post Code. University/office address is also fine. (No need to submit any document for address proof. This address will appear in your medical certificate )

  • Know your correct Visa category

  • If there is prior history of TB, old x ray report and treatment reports, if available should be bought along.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TIME OF THE MEDICALS :

  • The medical includes a brief physical examination along with a questionnaire on prior tuberculosis history, or current symptoms of Tb.

  • Children below the age of 11 years will require a physical examination only. If signs or symptoms of Tb are noted they may require an X Ray chest.

  • Candidates who are identified with signs of Tb on X Ray may be required to undergo sputum AFB smear and culture tests. When these are indicated, These reports will not be available before eight to nine weeks.  

  • Candidates identified with active Tb on X Ray or on culture examination will not be issued a certificate. They will be directed to go for treatment.

 

TIME PERIOD OF THE EXAMINATION AND REPORTS :

 

The examination requires approximately 2-3 hrs. The reports are available in person immediately

PREGNANT WOMEN :

Pregnant women who wish to undergo this medical should first check with their gynecologists' about the ill effects of an X ray examination. During pregnancy there is a risk of radiation to the unborn baby, particularly in the first trimester thus it is not recommended to do test during Pregnancy.

If they do not wish to carry out the X ray, they can postpone their immigrant visa medical till after the delivery. 

Pregnant women can also opt to not carry out the X Ray examination, and to do a Sputum AFB Culture examination with the physical examination. The sputum examination will be charged extra. The results of this examination will take eight to nine weeks to complete.

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