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Tuberculosis Test

According to Norwegian law, tuberculosis examination (TB test), is mandatory for persons from countries with a high occurence of tuberculosis who intend to stay in Norway for more than three months. 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.

Who:Students from countries listed below.
Where:The TB-test will take place at the Office of Infection Control, Solheimsgaten 9, 4th floor
How:
  • Students from countries with high occurence of tuberculosis must register at the Infection Control Office after arrival.
  • You must fill in this electronic form to make an appointment for TB-test examination.
  • Inquiries about the TB-test must be addressed to the Infection Control Office: phone 0047 55565880

TB-testing is compulsory for citizens from the following countries:

Europe

Belarus, Georgia, Greenland, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

America

Bolivia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, Venezuela.

Oceania

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

Asia

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong,  India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North-Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

Africa

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

 The residence permit will not be valid before final clearance from the Norwegian health authorities has been given.