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Last Updated: 20th June 2023

ShipMed Medical Services

Shipmed Medical Services
25 Glenwood Drive


  • +27 31 261 8291


Online appointments:

  • You can book your TB appointment online on the IOM website

The following should contact the clinic instead of using this online system:

  • applicants with previous registration (those who have done UK TB screening before)
  • applicants aged 10 years or under
  • applicants booking for family members; you can only book family members who are 11 years old or over

Operating hours:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 4:30pm

Closed on IOM and national holidays.

Test fees

11 years and above: R2,500

Below 11 years: R1,250

Certificate reissue (IOM only): R100

The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee. You are unable to pay at the clinic.


Payment details (IOM only)

You must pay your fee using the following banking details before you arrive at the clinic. The booking reference number given must be used on the payment slip.

  • Bank: FNB
  • Account name: International Organisation for Migration
  • Account number: 62165532724
  • Branch: Brooklyn
  • Branch code: 251345
  • Swift code: FIRNZAJJXXX

The fee is not refundable if you test positive for TB or decide not travel to the UK, or your visa is refused. For most applicants, this is where the testing process will end and your certificate will then be issued.

Step-by-step procedures (IOM only)

  • the medical examination will be processed on Tuesdays (chest x-ray) and on Wednesdays (physical exam)
  • all visa applicants must attend the clinic for the assessment with all the required documents
  • the initial examination will include a counselling session and signing a consent form
  • applicants aged 10 and under will go through a medical examination by the physician before a certificate is issued
  • applicants aged 11 and above will have a chest x-ray done; applicants will then be reviewed by the doctor with the chest x-ray result before a certificate is issued
  • additional sputum smears and cultures medical procedures may apply in case of abnormal chest x-ray findings and could take up to 8 weeks to get the final results
  • a TB clearance certificate will be issued to the applicant on the day of the examination if the examination result is considered free of active pulmonary TB disease
  • if you do not return within 7 days for sputum collection, you will not get a TB clearance certificate
  • you will be given further testing or told to contact your own health care provider if the examination results are abnormal but the abnormality is not related to TB disease
  • the TB clearance certificate expires 6 months from the chest x-ray date if you had a chest x-ray done, or 6 months from the physical examination date if you don’t need a chest x-ray
  • the TB clearance certificate is valid for 3 months if you have been in contact with a family member with active pulmonary TB
  • female applicants may be requested to undergo a pregnancy test, in case there is uncertainty as to whether they may be pregnant
  • pregnant applicants can decide not to get a chest x-ray examination and instead either give sputum for a TB test on 3 consecutive mornings or delay the TB screening until after giving birth