All applicants are required to undergo a migration health assessment as part of their visa application process for the United Kingdom. In this document, you will find important information related to your upcoming migration health assessment at IOM’s Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Moscow, Russian Federation.

What Should I Expect at My Appointment?

Breakdown of Migration Health Assessment Procedures, by Age of Applicant:

Below the Age of 11 Years* 11 Years and Above
• Medical history and current symptoms
• Physical examination, if clinically indicated
• Medical history and current symptoms
• Physical examination, if clinically indicated
• Chest X-ray

All basic requirements are done on the same day, during the same appointment.
*Children under the age of 11 years may be requested to undergo chest X-ray, if clinically indicated.

All basic requirements are done on the same day, during the same appointment. Will I need additional tests or procedures? Additional tests or treatment may be in order to complete the health assessment and/or to comply with the requirements of the immigration authorities, based on health conditions identified during your examination. In such an event, you will be provided with additional counselling and more information during your appointment.

What Do I Need to Bring To My Appointment?

Identification:

  • Passport (original).
  • Birth certificate, if under the age of 18.
  • Two (2) recently taken passport size colour photos.

Medical Records:

  • Any medical reports with previous chest X-rays, if available. This is especially important if you were diagnosed with and treated for tuberculosis at any point in life.

Other:

  • If you pre-paid for your migration health assessment, please send us a copy or bring a hard copy of the proof of payment.
  • Permanent and current address in the country of origin.
  • Full address in the United Kingdom, complete with phone number and postal code.
Important Notes

You will be photographed for medical database during the registration.

Minors: Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who can provide consent and make decisions on their behalf. Birth certificate or other document certifying this right is needed.

Pregnancy: Women of child-bearing age may be requested to provide a urine sample to test for pregnancy before undergoing a chest X-ray. If you are pregnant and undergoing a migration health assessment, you may choose to:

  • Proceed with the chest X-ray with a double leaded shielding to protect you and your unborn baby; or
  • Opt for sputum testing, where you will be requested to provide a sputum sample on 3 consecutive days; or
  • Wait to proceed with the migration health assessment until after giving birth.

If you choose to proceed with the chest X-ray, you will be requested to sign an additional consent form.

You might be asked to undergo further testing if the doctor suspects you have active TB. In such an event, you will be provided with additional counselling and more information during your appointment.
You will be requested to provide three (3) sputum samples over 3 consecutive days (Mon-Wed or Tue-Thu, samples are not taken on Fridays). These samples are then tested in a laboratory; it takes 6 weeks to obtain a result.
If you are required to complete this test, your health assessment certificate will be put on hold until the results are received. If you are found to have TB, you will need to successfully complete treatment before resuming the immigration process.

Advice for the Migration Health Assessment

  • Please postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you or your child are ill with a fever or have a rash.
  • There is no need to fast prior to your appointment.
Appointment Booking and Medical Examination Payment

If you are 18 you are highly recommended to book an appointment via the link

Please check the instruction here .

If the applicant is under 18, please fill in the form and send it to eappointment@iom.int.

How to Pay for the Migration Health Assessment:

Payments should be made before your appointment or on the day of medical examination at IOM.

Please note that you are responsible for making the payment for the correct amount. If you are not sure about the correct amount to pay, please send a request for payment instructions to eappointment@iom.int.

Only online or bank payments are accepted.

Contact Information

Address: Moscow, Rastorguevskiy pereulok, 3, city polyclinic №220 sub-brunch, 4th floor, room 412 (metro station Ulitsa 1905 goda)

Phone Number: +7.495.660.77.84

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 - 17:30, Fridays 8:30 - 16:15

Email address: eappointment@iom.int (payment and appointment), meddoc@iom.int (questions after medical examination)