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Tuberculosis test

For a number of nationalities it is obligatory to undergo a tuberculosis test and - if necessary - treatment - in order to obtain a residence permit.

You are granted the residence permit under the express condition that you will actually undergo a TB test within three months. Should it become clear after the issue of a residence permit that - despite signing the declaration of intent - you failed to undergo a TB test within the period of three months, this may result in a cancellation of the permit that was granted.

To whom does it apply?
The obligation to undergo the test does not apply if you are a national of one of the following countries: one of the Member States of the EU or the EEA, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Suriname, United States of America and Switzerland (including Liechtenstein). Nor does the obligation to undergo the test apply if you have an EC residence permit for long-term residents issued by another EU country or are his/her family member and were already admitted to another EU country as a family member of the long-term resident.

Procedure
For the application of your visa and or resicence permit you have to hand in a declaration (pdf) which states that you are willing to take this TB test. When your visa or residence permit is approved you will receive a form which you need for the test.

Make an appointment for the TB test
After arrival in The Netherlands, you have to make an appointment for a tuberculosis check at the Community Health Services desk in Roermond. The test consists of an X-ray of your lungs. This test is free of charge. The GGD will fill in the form mentioned above.