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TB Testing: Chest X-ray

Students from certain countries must be tested for tuberculosis by getting a chest X-ray at Betanien Hospital.

Why: Residence permits are not valid until final clearance from the health authorities has been given.
Where: Chest X-ray Unit, Betanien Hospital
Book an appointment: Please contact the Office of Infection Control (Smittevernkontoret) to book a personal appointment. Phone number: 55 56 58 80.  
Documentation: Health documents 

Tuberculosis Test

The Norwegian health authorities require all new international students from countries with a high occurence of tuberculosis who intend to stay in Norway for more than three months, to be tested for tuberculosis (TB). Please note that if you have recently been tested for TB in Norway or another country, you are still required to arrange a TB test appointment. 

Persons who are exempted from TB testing must still be tested if they have been a resident in one of the countries listed below for more than 3 months, and if they will be working within health care.

TB-testing is compulsory for citizens from:


Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, Belarus, Georgia, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Surinam.


Guam, Kiribati, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.


Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North-Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Yemen.


All countries except Egypt, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles and Tunisia.