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1. Posted by bencetatil (Budding Member 5 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

My partner and I are planing to go to Marshall Islands. We both have UK passport and are eligible to do visa on arrival. it is all clear but some of the requirements is that to proof of free from criminal records, HIV/AIDS and TB. I can get a letter that I dont have a criminal record ect. but I dont even know how to get tested for TB. this test is not even done routinely so i cant find any information on public health site in the uk.

My question is that is there anyone who did the visa on arrival in Majuro but didn't need to provide these letter.

Many thanks

2. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 537 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

>is there anyone who did the visa on arrival in Majuro but didn't need to provide these letter.

Even if someone else did not have to show a letter that does not mean that you won't. You can take the risk, of course, but imo it would be much more sensible to assume that you will need a letter.

I dont even know how to get tested for TB

Before 2005 the majority of UK citizens were given the BCG test & vaccine at school, as a matter of course. If you had the BCG test & vaccine at school your GP will be able to provide a covering letter (for a fee, obviously). If you did not have the vaccine, you could explain the situation to your GP and ask for a TB test. It's very likely that you'd have to pay for both the test and any subsequent vaccine.

You could also contact a specialist travel health clinic (e.g. those run by Boots). They may be able to organise the test and subsequent vaccine though you may have to travel to a specific branch. There are certainly travel health clinics in London which offer both test & vaccine, though I'm afraid it's not particularly cheap.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jan-2019, at 02:38 by leics2 ]

3. Posted by bencetatil (Budding Member 5 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

@leics2

Firstly, I don't appreciate the way you talk to me , very patronising.

Secondly, this is a forum where people share their knowledge and experience. Of course, I will ask people's experience, particularly when the information is conflicting and limited on the subject. Personal experience that counts. Obviously, you don't have experience in this matter so don't reply for the sake of it.

Thirdly, i had a high dose chemotherapy and blood stem transplant 6 months ago and all the vaccines and jabs I had had wiped out of my body which means I am Immunosuppressed and I cant get random vaccines in fact i cant get any vaccines without being authorised my cancer nurse in the next 24 months . The information you give about vaccine in the UK is totally pointless for me. Don't assume you know it all. Be a little bit tactful with your answers.

Lastly, Lets stick to my question, I asked if someone has an experience in visa on arrival, I didn't ask how to get a letter for TB or should I go to a travel clinic obviously we know that.

Is there anybody else than leics2 ?

Many thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jan-2019, at 05:59 by bencetatil ]

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1372 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting bencetatil

Firstly, I don't appreciate the way you talk to me , very patronising.

It's pretty clear that leics2 took time to try to help you, so that's a very snappy reply. Take a friendlier tone on our forum please. I speak as one of the moderators.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jan-2019, at 06:21 by AndyF ]

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 650 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting bencetatil

Firstly, I don't appreciate the way you talk to me , very patronising.

Odd that you read it that way.
It doesn't seem at all patronising to me.

6. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 537 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Thank you for your comments, AndyF and Andrew.

That is a very surprising...and entirely unwarranted..... personal attack. My post was in no way patronising, nor was it intended to be.

>I didn't ask how to get a letter for TB

To clarify: you stated 'I dont even know how to get tested for TB'. I responded to that statement with the relevant facts.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jan-2019, at 10:36 by leics2 ]

7. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 659 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I first want to be clear I am not trying to be patronising but I am curious where you got the information that you need a criminal records declaration, TB and HIV/AIDs test? I have been on the Marshall Islands consular website myself when I was researching a potential trip and according to their visa on arrival requirements none of your requirements are listed and out of curiosity I went to the UK foreign travel advice website and they don't list those requirements either. You are talking about a normal tourist visa? Did you get this information by contacting directly some Marshall Islands consular services?

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5674 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Check the wikivoyage page of the Marshall Islands. Only thing I could find is:

You must get an HIV test if you plan to work or live in the Marshall Islands, or if you will be staying for more than 30 days.

9. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1124 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

British passport holders aren't required to have a visa to enter the Republic of the Marshall Islands. That also applies to other members of the European Union, the USA, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of China, Taiwan.

However, citizens of other countries, such as the Republic of Turkey, can obtain visas on arrival. Question No. 18 on the visa application asks several questions, including if you have "suffered from any contagious diseases such as tuberculosis." If you answer in the negative to the questions, or "no," you don't have to provide any details or statements. Please consult the consular section of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in the U.K.

Mr. Kupeli, the responses you have received aren't patronizing in my view. In fact, leics2 responses on other threads have been extraordinarily helpful, in my opinion; and I have starred (complimented) a few of them. We aim to be helpful and considerate on this forum.

10. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 537 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Thank you, Berner256.

I'd just like to point out that the details on bencetatil's profile were not visible when I made my first response.