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TB Certificate - Is it needed for ROA (COE) applicants???

TB Certificate - Is it needed for ROA (COE) applicants???

Old Jul 3rd 2020, 4:22 am
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Default TB Certificate - Is it needed for ROA (COE) applicants???

I am confused about the TB Certificate as to whether it is required for applicants of Right of Abode (certificate of entitlement). I can't seem to find anything at all when googling.

I understand that if you are applying for a UK visa (6 months+) you must provide a TB certificate as part of the application process.

https://www.gov.uk/tb-test-visa states the following:

You will not need a TB test if any of the following apply:

you’re a diplomat accredited to the UK
you’re a returning UK resident and have not been away for more than 2 years
you lived for at least 6 months in a country where TB screening is not required by the UK, and you’ve been away from that country for no more than 6 months
It has no mention of certificate of entitlement applicants being exempt. Then when you click on different countries that require TB testing, such as South Africa (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tuberculosis-test-for-a-uk-visa-clinics-in-south-africa/tuberculosis-testing-in-south-africa) it states the following:
You do not need a certificate if you:
  • are a diplomatic passport holder travelling on official business or on a posting to the UK
  • qualify for an exempt visa
  • are applying for a certificate of entitlement
  • applying as a returning residents
I am sure the rules are the same for all countries that qualify for TB testing and are applying for certificate of entitlement. So i am wondering, why it has not been made clear on the main page.

Does anybody have any facts on this matter?


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Old Jul 3rd 2020, 8:17 am
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TB tests are required for those countries on the list when someone is coming to the UK for more than 6 months, China included. If South Africa doesn't apply to you, then ignore it.

A TB test is just a formality, dead easy to do, and is the last of your worries when moving to the UK as a foreigner.
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Old Jul 5th 2020, 12:15 am
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It shouldn’t be required as per this guidance but the application form will tell you if one is required.
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