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Old 23rd April 2019, 09:50 PM
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Long time forum contributor, but now have a rather personal matter I need to address in full privacy. I had an offer from an international financial institution based in Dubai, which I'm thinking to accept. My partner will move with me from London and does not intend to work for at least a couple of years.

I understand we'll both need to go through a medical examination to get a visa. About 10 years ago, my partner had TB, albeit I'm unsure how visible the inevitable lung scars are. I've read the majority of threads on the subject posted here in the past two years, so I hope somebody had some (in)direct experience with some of my questions:
  • my prospective employer mentioned there will be medical visits: will they be done in London or Dubai? If only Dubai, why did some people in the forum do them in London?
  • I read there's a chance they won't notice scars, or turn a blind eye as we're both British. I find that hard to believe. Is that even a remote possibility?
  • If the above is plausible, shall we blatantly lie when asked the question? I guess one could have had TB, cured with antibiotics without necessarily have known it was TB (rather than pneumonia)
  • I understand it would be good to have a QuantiFERON-TB Gold test done before the medical visit in Dubai, but I don't get why. Wouldn't it just prove that my partner had TB in the past and no longer have it?
  • In the likely event that they see the scars, how does the second x-ray and sputum test work? Will my partner really have to spend 3 days in a hospital to avoid being deported?

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Long time forum contributor, but now have a rather personal matter I need to address in full privacy. I had an offer from an international financial institution based in Dubai, which I'm thinking to accept. My partner will move with me from London and does not intend to work for at least a couple of years.

I understand we'll both need to go through a medical examination to get a visa. About 10 years ago, my partner had TB, albeit I'm unsure how visible the inevitable lung scars are. I've read the majority of threads on the subject posted here in the past two years, so I hope somebody had some (in)direct experience with some of my questions:
  • my prospective employer mentioned there will be medical visits: will they be done in London or Dubai? If only Dubai, why did some people in the forum do them in London?
  • I read there's a chance they won't notice scars, or turn a blind eye as we're both British. I find that hard to believe. Is that even a remote possibility?
  • If the above is plausible, shall we blatantly lie when asked the question? I guess one could have had TB, cured with antibiotics without necessarily have known it was TB (rather than pneumonia)
  • I understand it would be good to have a QuantiFERON-TB Gold test done before the medical visit in Dubai, but I don't get why. Wouldn't it just prove that my partner had TB in the past and no longer have it?
  • In the likely event that they see the scars, how does the second x-ray and sputum test work? Will my partner really have to spend 3 days in a hospital to avoid being deported?
You say partner ? Are you married ? If not how is your partner proposing to get a visa ?

You are referring to medicals in London, these may well be employment medicals which relate to the employer and nothing to do with getting a visa.

As for the TB questions, someone may give you answers but the only way to truly find out is to do the medical. Personally I wouldn’t lie but that’s up to you. Maybe pay for your own medical examination before you arrive rather than risk being kicked back.

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You say partner ? Are you married ? If not how is your partner proposing to get a visa ?

You are referring to medicals in London, these may well be employment medicals which relate to the employer and nothing to do with getting a visa.

As for the TB questions, someone may give you answers but the only way to truly find out is to do the medical. Personally I wouldn’t lie but that’s up to you. Maybe pay for your own medical examination before you arrive rather than risk being kicked back.
Yes, married, so it would be a spouse visa.

Thanks UKMS, food for thought!

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