Friday, December 31, 2010

TB Test For UK Visa in Karachi Pakistan

Today I got myself tested for TB at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. The medical requirements for people applying for UK visa is a TB Test. TB test is done at AKUH in Karachi. The certificate is issued by International Organisation For Migration (IOM). In this post I will share my experience with IOM and give suggestions to people who want to get themselves tested. There is no information available on the internet on how to get tested and whats the procedure. Only a number is given which is busy most of the times. :(
The first thing is getting an appointment with IOM. For that you have to call the IOM Call Center on 051-111-466-472. This line is busy most of the time. But it is not that much busy in the morning at around 8:30. So if you call early in the morning you have better chances of getting an appointment. Otherwise you will find the line busy all the time. The guy will ask for your full name, passport number, date of birth and the visa category you are applying. He will then provide you an application number and appointment day and timing.
Bank Fees: The fees for TB Test is Rs 3500 (Yup!! I know this is too much for a stupid TB test and the TB test is usually done in Rs. 500 but we cant do anything about it). You have to pay this fees at Standard Chartered Bank. They have special deposit slips for IOM. But you cant deposit your payment in all SCB branches. Currently there are two branches where students can deposit the IOM fees: one at University Road opposite Bait ul Mukarram mosque and the other one at Boat Basin. Passport number is also required for depositing the fees. After depositing fees at bank they provide you a slip which you have to take with you to IOM on the day of your appointment.
Visit IOM: On the day of appointment take your passport, a copy of your passport, two photographs and the bank deposit slip to IOM. IOM is located on Tipu Sultan Road. For getting there you have to take a turn to Karsaz from Shahrah-e-Faisal and go straight till the Tipu Sultan Road comes. It is just a few minutes ahead (on the opposite side) from the Karsaz checkpoint (where there is a fan). There is a sign on which Tipu Sultan Road is written. Just turn left and the first bungalow you see is IOM. Its opposite to Fiction. You go there at the gate and show your passport and they will give you a number which you have to show inside. My advice is to reach at IOM at 8 o clock in the morning. The IOM people will give you a sealed envelope which you have to take to Aga Khan Hospital for Chest X-Ray.
Visit Aga Khan Hospital: Take the sealed envelope you get from IOM to Aga Khan Radiology department where they will take it from you along with your passport. Then you will get your chest X-Rayed. They will return your passport back after the test.
Collect Results: For collecting the results you have to visit to IOM again. The results are given on the same day if you get tested at AKUH before 10 AM otherwise you have to collect them the next day. You will be getting the results on showing your original passport. The collection timings is 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Thursday.
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24 comments:

  1. u had done a gr8 job ....... i really appreciate !!!

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      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in completing your UK files of every category, because 80% of UK Visa Cases were lodged from MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir ). Don’t trust other cities where there is no UK Visa Application Centre and other facilities available for your case preparation.
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      Islamabad / MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir) / Lahore / Karachi

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  2. another number from where u might get an appointment is 0307 5124719 but this not a listed number of IOM Pakistan ... still very bad image of UK Embassy in Pakistan.

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    1. UK Visa Case Preparation Chamber :

      Officially Visit Us : www.ukba.posterous.com

      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in completing your UK files of every category, because 80% of UK Visa Cases were lodged from MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir ). Don’t trust other cities where there is no UK Visa Application Centre and other facilities available for your case preparation.
      We complete the Online UK visa applications for UK Settlement, Visit, Student and work visa.
      Get your swift appointment to complete UK Visa file case with our Patronage.

      UK Visa Case Submission Appointment Chamber :

      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in taking your Trust Worthy Appointments of any type.
      Get UK Visa Application Appointment for Submission in Gerry Fedex / UK Visa Application Centre . We will help you to get your swift UK file processing under our Umbrella . Currently we have our Open Appointment Centre in these Cities.


      Islamabad / MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir) / Lahore / Karachi

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  3. Thanks alot ! its really helpful

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  4. great job brother :)
    I was searching test information and was irritated :( but thanx :) still dont know it is same now or........ really a stupid test took a lot of effort time and money :@

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  5. thank you so much. Always stay blessed.

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  6. if any one have asthma problem ......... n his chest is infected so is he eligible for uk or not plz can any body tell me about it

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  7. hmm...do you know the email address to get the TB appointments?

    May I take the appointment for my brother or he has to call for his appointment on phone?

    Thanks !

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  8. Thanks for information.
    Appreciating

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  9. thanks alot man
    this blog really helped me
    i've got tb test tomorrow

    Appreciate your effort

    God bless you

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  10. for uk immigration visa required any blood test or chest xray is enough ? . like some countries required a hepatitis test report as well.

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  11. Hey You have done a wonderful job I must say you are a nice person with a nice heart who thinks about others. I was worried about the finding info on TB test and here it was. thanks a lot for sharing your learning.

    It was great help.

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  12. It is not necessary that you must take your own appointment. Anybody can call or email them to get an appointment for you. Its an old post but even in 2012 people have queries. I do not know if there is some specific number for Karachi. But you can call at this number and get appointment for various cities where you want. And this number is always working. +92 51 111 466 472
    From A to Z whatever you want to know for uk visa and uk visa policy always visit www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. Do not waste your money going to any consultant, This website is your perfect consultant :)

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  13. thanks you have done a great job nd this information is so informative that we dont have to do ny thing just had to follow the procedure

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  14. THANX........... really gud Info. for any body searching for it.
    But their is a little change in this process as told by AKU hospital radiology department, .... IOM is conducting test on the same place.
    Regards,
    Ather Dar

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    1. UK Visa Case Preparation Chamber :

      Officially Visit Us : www.ukba.posterous.com

      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in completing your UK files of every category, because 80% of UK Visa Cases were lodged from MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir ). Don’t trust other cities where there is no UK Visa Application Centre and other facilities available for your case preparation.
      We complete the Online UK visa applications for UK Settlement, Visit, Student and work visa.
      Get your swift appointment to complete UK Visa file case with our Patronage.

      UK Visa Case Submission Appointment Chamber :

      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in taking your Trust Worthy Appointments of any type.
      Get UK Visa Application Appointment for Submission in Gerry Fedex / UK Visa Application Centre . We will help you to get your swift UK file processing under our Umbrella . Currently we have our Open Appointment Centre in these Cities.


      Islamabad / MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir) / Lahore / Karachi

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  15. JazakAllah brother, you made such things clear and easier for us...may Allah give you its good reward and best of luck for your visa for every reader.
    Ms Hira

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    1. UK Visa Case Preparation Chamber :

      Officially Visit Us : www.ukba.posterous.com

      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in completing your UK files of every category, because 80% of UK Visa Cases were lodged from MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir ). Don’t trust other cities where there is no UK Visa Application Centre and other facilities available for your case preparation.
      We complete the Online UK visa applications for UK Settlement, Visit, Student and work visa.
      Get your swift appointment to complete UK Visa file case with our Patronage.

      UK Visa Case Submission Appointment Chamber :

      Only MIRPUR College Of English Language UK Highly Trained Educational Staff is well expert in taking your Trust Worthy Appointments of any type.
      Get UK Visa Application Appointment for Submission in Gerry Fedex / UK Visa Application Centre . We will help you to get your swift UK file processing under our Umbrella . Currently we have our Open Appointment Centre in these Cities.


      Islamabad / MIRPUR (Azad Kashmir) / Lahore / Karachi

      Delete
  16. Hi ,

    I would like to know if IOM Karachi has proper system , as in medical examination is a detailed one , so do they have proper privacy for females, and are female doctors available at all times? Kindly please reply.

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  17. Islamabad - International Organisation For Migration (Iom) Sub Office
    Khurmrial Centre (Behind Ptcl Head Quarter),
    G-8/4 Islamabad.
    Call Centre For Appointments: Uan: +92 51 111 466 472

    Lahore - International Organisation For Migration (Iom) Sub Office
    1 - Ali Block, New Garden Town, Lahore.
    Call Centre For Appointments: Uan: +92 51 111 466 472

    Karachi - International Organisation For Migration (Iom) Sub Office
    House # F-8/1, Kda Scheme I, Tipu Sultan Road,
    Adjacent To Main Karsaz Road, Karachi
    Call Centre For Appointments: Uan: +92 51 111 466 472

    Mirpur - International Organisation For Migration (Iom) Sub Office
    House # 6, Sector D/4, F2 Road, Block West,
    Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.
    Call Centre For Appointments: Uan: +92 51 111 466 472

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  18. TB Test for UK Visa in Pakistan

    Since March 2009, an additional requirement for Pakistani applicants of UK visas (6 months or more duration) is to have a tuberculosis (TB) certificate. The certificate is issued by International Organization for Migration (IOM). Except for a phone number (which is 00 92 300 5261325 ) nothing is listed anywhere on the Internet.

    Below is an attempt to show you the location and tell you the process for MIRPUR ( Azad Kashmir ) , Lahore & ISLAMABAD residents (something similar would be applicable to Karachi and other cities).

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  19. its very helpful bro thanks a lot. srsly i was very disappointed to get a appointment but now INSHALLAH tommoro i will call them and with great hope INSHALLAH i will get it.

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  20. very helpful i would like to add few points when my job is done

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