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Completed a settlement application for my  wife, paid all the fees, and booked a date with VFS to submit the documents.

Her TB certificate expires a week before our intended date of travel and the intention was to go and get a new certificate before heading to VFS.

Now we have been told that we can only request a new TB certificate a month before the old one expires...

 

The obvious option is to cancel the application and hope all the many fees are refunded, and then start over with a revised travel date which is earlier than we would wish to travel, but which is within the existing TB certificate validity.

Hope that the visa is approved and arrive in the UK with a current TB certificate

Somehow arrange for the requested  travel date to be changed on the current application.

 

Any suggestions as to a way forward would be much appreciated.

 

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If the TB certificate was valid when your submitted the application, then you are okay. It doesn't have to be valid when you arrive in the UK. The Immigration Rules are quite clear:

 

A39. Any person making an application for entry clearance to come to the UK for more than six months or as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner applying for leave to enter under Section EC-P:Entry clearance as a partner under Appendix FM, having been present in a country listed in Appendix T for more than six months immediately prior to their application, must present, at the time of application, a valid medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner approved by the Secretary of State for these purposes, as listed on the Gov.uk website, confirming that they have undergone screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis and that this tuberculosis is not present in the applicant.

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Hi all just a question on the TB check and requirements 

we are about to submit a 5yr Visitor Visa 

Does my wife need to complete the TB check as the visa allows you only to stay 6months max at a time? 
( we visit the UK twice a yr for about 3 weeks with our son) 

Its been a while since we last completed an application and having read the requirements not sure if she needs to do it or not? 


'You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are resident in any of these listed countries.' 

Cheers in advance for any advice given 

 

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6 hours ago, chasboyuk said:

Does my wife need to complete the TB check as the visa allows you only to stay 6months max at a time? 
( we visit the UK twice a yr for about 3 weeks with our son)

No she won't, you're correct in your interpretation of the requirement that ''if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are resident in any of these listed countries'' meaning that as a tourist visa only allows a maximun stay of six months a TB test isn't required.

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Cheers theoldgit just 

5 hours ago, theoldgit said:

No she won't, you're correct in your interpretation of the requirement that ''if you’re coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are resident in any of these listed countries'' meaning that as a tourist visa only allows a maximun stay of six months a TB test isn't required.

Cheers fella I was sure she didn't need it but always good to take advice from fellow expats

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