Malaysia: UKBA introduces Tuberculosis testing for UK visas from 31 December 2012

Today, 17 December 2012, UKBA announced that tuberculosis testing requirements will form part of the visa application process in Malaysia for people planning to come to the UK for more than 6 months from 31 December 2012. To read UKBA’s official announcement, please click here. For further information about the TB requirements in Malaysia, please click here.

In a nutshell, from 31st December, if you are resident in Malaysia and would like to apply for a visa to come to the UK for more than 6 months you must be tested at an approved clinic and be free from tuberculosis before you apply for a visa.

If you are coming to the UK for less than 6 months you do not need to be tested for tuberculosis. This includes people applying for 2, 5 and 10 year visitor visas, because the maximum stay in the UK at any one time is still 6 months.

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