Exemptions

Those exempt from testing meet the following criteria: 

  • The applicant holds the nationality of one of the countries listed in the appendix ‘Exemption from the obligation to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) test’; 
  • The applicant has a valid residence permit for the Netherlands; 
  • The applicant was born in the Netherlands and have always lived here; 
  • The applicant underwent a TB test in the Netherlands less than six months ago; 
  • The applicant holds an EU residence permit for long-term residency issued by another EU country or is a family member and was already admitted to another EU country as a family member of the long-term resident. 
Exemption from the obligation to undergo a tuberculosis (TB) test
Doctors table.

Children

Adults are tested initially by X-ray. The conditions for tuberculosis testing for children are different to those for adults

Children under 6: X-ray, skin test compulary and blood test is compulsory when skin test is not available 

Children 6-12: X-ray is not needed and skin and blood test are voluntary 

Children: 12- 18: X-ray is not needed and skin and blood test are voluntary 

 

 

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