Booking

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Appointments can be made by calling the Northern Visa Medicals bookings line on 0161 272 5895

When contacting the clinic to make an appointment please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name, address, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number of each person attending.
  • Current passport number for each person.

Your Visit

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You will need to bring with you:

  • A Pen
  • Your original passport
  • 2 passport photos
  • Copies of any hospital records if you have been treated for TB either in the past or currently.

A TB clearance certificate will be issued within 3 days of the examination if the examination result is considered free of active pulmonary TB.

The Medical Examination

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Adults

When attending for your visa medical, you will be asked to sign a consent form and you will also be asked about certain symptoms you may or may not have, as well as a TB contact history. Depending on your answers, a brief physical examination may be required.

A Chest X-Ray is required.

Children under 11

For children, a consent form needs to be signed by a parent or guardian and a symptom screen will be undertaken, as well as a TB contact history. A clinical examination is required for ALL children under 11, as of the date of their medical assessment.

Where a child has signs or symptoms of active pulmonary TB or a history of previous TB or a history of recent contact with a case of active TB, then the child will be required to have EITHER a Chest X-Ray or 3 sputum samples taken for TB on 3 consecutive early mornings.

Pregnant Women

The process is the same for an adult but there are different rules regarding the Chest X-Ray.

A pregnant woman can

  • Postpone the Chest X-Ray (and TB clearance) until after delivery
  • Continue with the Chest X-Ray in the second or third trimester with appropriate shielding.
  • Opt for TB clearance based on negative cultures from 3 appropriately taken sputum samples.

When a medical examination is required in any of the above, it is non-invasive and a chaperone is available on request.

Fees

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Payment is accepted by debit/credit card or cash.

Adults/Children over 11 – £210.00
Children under 11 – £85.00

If a child under 11 requires a Chest X-Ray, then the fee is the same as the adult fee.

In the event of a Chest X-Ray showing old or active TB then 3 sputum samples for TB will be required. There will be an additional total cost of £120.00 for these.