So far I have found slightly conflicting information regarding whether I need a visa or not. New Zealanders ARE NOT required to get a TB check, however I have been living in South Korea for almost a year and their citizens ARE required to get a check. Of the information I have found so far...

The official UK Visa site says this:

"Who doesn’t need to be tested - You won’t need a TB test if any of the following apply:

•you’re a diplomat accredited to the UK

•you’re a returning UK resident and haven’t been away for more than 2 years

•you lived for at least 6 months in a country where TB screening is not required by the UK, and you’ve been away from that country for no more than 6 months"

Which isn't exactly clear in my case. Another site I found said this:

"If you are apply for a visa for the UK that is for longer than 6 months then you will need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test done if you are coming to the UK and are a resident in any of these listed countries below."

Please clarify for me. Much appreciated.


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I believe you will need to get a check. South Korea is a listed country.

You have been living in South Korea for a year which essentially makes you a resident of that country, and you have been away from NZ for more than 6 months.

Note you only need this test if you are planning to stay in the UK for more than 6 months.

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