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UK Settlement (TB) x-ray

Before you can submit a UK settlement visa a Thai National has to undergo a body x-ray to prove to the British Embassy that they do not have Tuberculosis (TB) even though it is very unlikely your spouse or their child may have TB it is another hurdle that has to be overcome before you can apply for the UK visa.

This test is only required for any Thai National wishing to reside for longer than 6 months.The TB x-ray was introduced many years ago due to the more frequent signs of TB in South East Asia and normally a simple x-ray can show your Thai partner does not carry the TB virus.

Can I have the test done any hospital?

The answer is NO it must be completed in Bangkok at the International Organization for Migration http://th.iom.int/ their sole job is to test and to make sure migrants to the UK are TB free before they apply for the UK visa.
 

How long does it take?

If you Thai partner passes the IOM x-ray then a certificate is issued on the same day but if unfortunately the assessor notices something unusual on the x-ray then it could be the start of more tests and a minimum of a 3 month wait for clearance.
 

Which office do we go to?

  • You first have to go to the IOM office to register and give all your details they will then start to prepare your certificate.
  • You then go to the assessment center which is where your Thai partner will undergo the x-ray
  • If all is clear you then go back to the IOM office to collect the certificate we have given both addresses below for guidance.

Why could my partner fail?

There are no set reasons but experience has shown that it is not a good idea for your Thai partner to take the test if they have influenza or a chest infection as this could show up on the x-ray and can be misleading, another reason which is totally out of anybody’s control is an old scar on the lungs maybe from an infection in younger life which also can show up as a shadow making the assessor unsure which would then lead to more tests.
 
Make sure you do not send your Thai partner for the x-ray if they are not fit and well.
 

Can we just arrive at the IOM?

  • You cannot go to the IOM without booking an appointment first and this is done online.
  • All the UK sponsors details are required which is printed on the certificate, as per guidelines
  • You must also provide copies of identification and passport photographs – Key Visa can make copies for you.

Which office do we go to?

  • You first have to go to the IOM office to register and give all your details they will then start to prepare your certificate.
  • You then go to the assessment center which is where your Thai partner will undergo the x-ray
  • If all is clear you then go back to the IOM office to collect the certificate we have given both addresses below for guidance.

Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC Bangkok)

Tuberculosis (TB) screening for the UK, AUS & CAN

120 Kasemkij Building, 8th floor

Silom Road, Bangrak,

Tel: (66) 2-234-7950-5

Fax: (66) 2-234-7956

Email: [email protected]

What if my partner is pregnant?

If your Thai partner is pregnant they will need to know at the start as it could be harmful to the baby as all x-rays can.

The IOM will normally give your Thai partner the choice to continue with the test and if so they will be made to sign a disclaimer which is normal practice. Having an x-ray whilst pregnant can be harmful to the baby so you should consider this before booking the appointment.

At Key Visa part of our service when applying for a UK settlement visa is to

  • Book the appointment on line
  • Prepare the necessary documentation
  • Take your Thai partner or child to the IOM
  • Complete the x-ray and bring back the certificate to add to the visa application

The UK Settlement x-ray can be complicated without professional help which is why Key Visa should be considered to help you with the full visa application.

For a UK Settlement visa and all associated costs at very competitive rates and no hidden agenda can you please contact us at [email protected] or call our office in Thailand on +6638 422 131

My name is Mr. Darren McGarry and I am the owner and the main visa consultant of Key Visa Company.

I have given you my procedures and inclusive costings for the UK Settlement (TB) x-ray application and you will see there is no financial risk and that the fee is reasonable.

I find that when the visa has been awarded most clients feel they are happy to have paid a professional company to obtain and present the visa application to get it correct first time.

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Tony Squibb
Tony S.
08:43 20 Nov 19
Good and quick service
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Richard B.
12:38 14 Nov 19
Darren and his staff provide a great service at a reasonable price and I would recommend them to anyone.
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04:37 14 Nov 19
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18:55 31 Oct 19
Hi Darren, I dont usually do reviews but couldn't let this go without giving you a quick mention, than you to you and your staff for making my visa run to Cambodia absolutely perfect, such an easy process, will be using you from now on thank you
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John M.
09:10 28 Oct 19
Used the place a while ago great service .
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Jim O.
07:43 26 Oct 19
Very efficient and well priced service. No complaints.
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Dave M I.
10:20 23 Oct 19
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Jeremy H.
08:08 14 Oct 19
Excellent service I was very impressed
Danny
Danny
14:46 09 Oct 19
Thank you Darren and his team for successfully getting a visa for my girlfriend Duangphon, Very professional and got exactly what we wanted ( A 6 month visa to the UK), I recommend Key Visa to anyone who wants a visa done right the first time from real professionals and I will always be using Key Visa for my girlfriends Visa in the future, We’re absolutely delighted 😁
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02:46 25 Sep 19
Darren and his team have sorted out a new English renewal passport for me in the past, and is now in the process of organising my son his first British passport so he will have both Thai and British passports available for his future, this I believe is very important for any foreigner likewise in my similar situation.I always find Darren’s professionalism second to none, he does a first class job every time and when I get the chance I always recommend his service to anyone wanting to get things organised quickly and efficiently.I am here in Thailand ten years and know after vast experience it always pays to use the best and get the job done right the first time, and to do this Darren is defiantly the man.Thanks Key Visa And Your [email protected] Harry
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chris M.
02:49 22 Sep 19
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Paul A.
10:19 20 Sep 19
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Grahame C.
03:40 11 Sep 19
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Jean Baptiste C.
10:03 30 Aug 19
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Edmond S.
10:55 16 Aug 19
Totally satisfied customer great job Darren thank you very much
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derek C.
14:43 13 Aug 19
This company were superb. Helped in every way. Fantastic..l was lost without their help..Class..My son is Thai.their help was immense...Massive thanks
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simon G.
01:29 08 Aug 19
Great service, very professional. I am from UK, my wife from Lithuania and our adopted son is from Hong Kong. Darren and his team sorted out my retirement visa and my family's right of abode in Thailand with no issues at all. Highly recommend the service and fees are very reasonable. 5 stars!!!
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Wendy B.
04:57 29 Jul 19
I have nothing but awesome things to say about Darren and his team. I am not the easiest client being quite highly strung i tend to ask 500 questions about the same thing, every answer was met with patience and explanatory info. Professional affordable HONEST service with minimal effort from my side - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL TRAVELLING IN THAILAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS
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Roger P.
12:12 28 Jul 19
Best visa company in pattaya
Scott Mitchell
Scott M.
07:49 23 Jul 19
Adequate and as promised. Done with no bother. When non conforming issues came up, I go to Darren.
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chris M.
03:06 17 Jul 19
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Dean W.
08:23 29 Jun 19
First class from start to finish got my three kids English passports we had problems the English side wanting letters from my ex Darren even dealt with that at no extra costFantastic serviceBig thank you from the 4 of us
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Mark C.
08:26 24 Jun 19
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Lyn W.
11:33 22 Jun 19
Key Visa (Darren) are a brilliant Company always very helpful and professional. I would highly Reccomend them
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christopher D.
10:42 21 Jun 19
Always very helpful and not too expensive
William Lowrie
William L.
11:01 10 Jun 19
Excellent service from Darren McGarry and his colleagues...Due to my UK Passport renewal application being submitted from here in Hua Hin to Darren & his colleagues in Pattaya later than anticipated, my new passport arrived back in Darrens office in Pattaya on the eve of my flying back out to work the next day....Post from Pattaya to Hua Hin would take approx 3 more days....No problem....Darren organised courier service by taxi from Pattaya to Hua Hin that night to ensure I had passport ready for flying out next day....(well worth the additional cost of taxi to ensure delivery....)...Very good service.....
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21:22 18 May 19
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Mark G
Mark G
12:57 19 Apr 19
Good job...nice staff
nik bhalla
nik B.
12:19 12 Apr 19
We wanted to get our Thai/English baby son (8 months old) a UK passport, after several emails to Darren I was more than satisfied to proceed with him.We saw him on the 8th March 2019 in his office in Pattaya, Darren is a sound, friendly man, and after he checked the paperwork we bought, we were on our way after 20 minutes.We received my son’s first uk passport today (12th April 2019) - posted to my wife’s address in Khon Kaen.Can’t thank you enough for simplifying the passport procedure and giving us the confidence that we would get his passport easily.Thoroughly recommend this company.👍🏽🙏🏽🇹🇭🇬🇧
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Mark H.
10:53 03 Apr 19
Excellent Service. If you want a Visa this is the only place. If you've tried the rest try the best...
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Marius T.
14:47 28 Mar 19
Simple, easy arrangements and efficient and affordable service for my visa run.
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john T.
00:33 07 Mar 19
Really helpful for any information being going here for years .
Robert Wright
Robert W.
07:09 22 Feb 19
Darren is extremely helpful with friendly staff
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09:12 19 Feb 19
If you need to renew your british passport or if you need any other advice or visa service. This is the only place to do it with. Darren the guy who set up and owns key Visa, is Ultra proffessional, answered every single email and question for me, put my mind at ease and I had alot of weird quesrions. Very patiently answerd. The process was simple quick convenient, He even took care of the transfer of my Thai Non O marry visa into my new passport. The whole process cost me just B10,000 that included the cost of my new uk passport, the letter from uk emnbassy to transfer my Non O 1 year marry visa and his fee. Financially It's a no brainer. The travelling hotels food and train tickets aloan would cost more than that. I just downloaded the nessasary forms filled them in sent it all to Darren. He did the rest. Brilliant, proffesional 100% trustworthy service!. I give Darren and Key Visa. 10☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ highly recomended. PS sorry it took a while to send in my review Darren mate. Thanks again for everything.
Paul Burke
Paul B.
16:25 18 Feb 19
Great service from Darren and the team when renewing my retirement visa. I will be using them again.
Christian Veren
Christian V.
06:24 17 Feb 19
Bronwyn Hooper
Bronwyn H.
08:20 29 Dec 18
Friendly reliable service. Great value for money.
Paul Ellis
Paul E.
13:32 24 Nov 18
Cathy Rodger
Cathy R.
07:37 23 Oct 18
Darren is a great help. Helped me with exactly what I need without wanting money upfront. More helpful than thai visa express (that Paul just wanted money before he knew the situation!!)
Christopher Walton
Christopher W.
09:42 14 Oct 18
Efficient service. I use them every year to get my certified letter from the British Embassy to support my Pension Income for my Retirement Visa. Unfortunately from 14th December 2018 the British Embassy will no longer certify income letters. No one yet knows what new arrangements will be put in place by Pattaya Immigration!
Neil Robinson
Neil R.
14:58 21 Sep 18
They dealt with renewal of my UK passport efficiently
Carl Furber
Carl F.
09:09 20 Sep 18
i would advise everyone to use KEY VISA .Darren and his staff got my girlfriends visitor visa quickly and efficiently. She spent 6 months in England and thoroughly enjoyed it.Now we are waiting for a Settlement VISA , fingers crossed.For me personally,,,,, too much paperwork ,,,,,,,Darren and his thai staff kindly guided us through this effortlessly.Good luck to this company for the following years.Regards Carl Furberand Lalita Naiyo.
Anthony Plummer
Anthony P.
00:12 16 Sep 18
Very helpful.
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mark H.
15:35 16 Aug 18
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Ralph S.
06:28 30 Jul 18
Simon Gwee
Simon G.
06:36 28 Jun 18
Outstanding service and a very fair price. Darren and his team are very professional and no -nonsense. Real value for money and I would definitely recommend!
Alan Bangaysuko
Alan B.
02:13 13 Jun 18
Friendly polite service with the experience and knowledge to help your every need
Graham Lamb
Graham L.
20:44 28 Nov 17
Very professional and polite service. Will be using them again soon and would recommend them .
Cristiano Volpe
Cristiano V.
16:10 27 Feb 17
Mark Pugh
Mark P.
07:49 06 Feb 17
The best visa agent in the area. Covers the whole process.
Paul Gee
Paul G.
08:04 25 Dec 16
An excellent service, from the owner Darren, in getting my retirement Visa . Unlike some similar visa services, which may do it cheaper, Key Visa has a proper office with support staff etc. , and did a no-hassle job within the timescale promised. I would definitely use them again.
Mark Rothschild
Mark R.
05:26 09 Nov 16
I am an Australian Darren was able to get my girl friend a visa no hassels (dont listen to any advice from thai people or what you read on websites just pay the money and get the visa)
Erica Waichman
Erica W.
17:53 18 Jan 16
Darren, thank you so much to you and your team for sorting out my husband's Australian settlement visa. I am convinced that we couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Therz Ganiquem
Therz G.
07:56 18 Jan 16
Darren and his team are always really helpful whenever I have questions about visas in Thailand.
Ray Cassar
Ray C.
08:01 07 Jan 16
Popped in for some advise today and Darren was upfront and honest with his advice. Will definitely be using for my wifes future visa requirements. Thank you
Suwichada Garvey
Suwichada G.
08:52 04 Nov 15
Matt Page
Matt P.
18:33 22 Aug 15
Thank you Darren and team for helping to get an Australian settlement visa for my Thai wife, Nok and I are really enjoying living together in my home country and we cannot thank you enough for everything you did to help us through this very difficult process.
Rhiannon Caldwell
Rhiannon C.
12:45 03 Dec 14
A big thank you to Key Visa for your help in obtaining my first visa. I was worried because I have heard so many people get denied but with your company it seemed to be easy. Darren and his staff were so courteous and helpful and they were with me every step of the way. Thank you again Key Visa, I could not have done this without your help. ขอบคุณมากคะ
Michael Nordström
Michael N.
06:40 10 Nov 14
Top notch service! Here is finally a company you can trust to get things done. They know all the rules and regulations so no need to show up three or four times with various documents and no hidden costs.
Chad Faith
Chad F.
03:42 19 May 14
A friend introduced Key Visa Thailand to me and I have to say that my experience with them has been a most satisfying one. My girlfriend's tourist visa to the UK was arranged within such a short time that it amazed me! Everyone around me told me it would be difficult but Key Visa really made my day. This is an A+ service that deserves two thumbs up!
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