NETHERLANDS – More Nationalities Exempt from Tuberculosis Test
Effective immediately, the Netherlands Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) has published a new, expanded list of nationalities which are exempt from undergoing a tuberculosis (TB) test when applying for a residence permit.
However, in practice the IND is still requesting TB tests according to the previous rules.
What has Changed?
Previously, any nationality exempt from obtaining an entry visa (MVV) was also exempt from undergoing a tuberculosis test.
The new list includes an extra 26 nationalities who do require an entry visa (MVV) but are henceforth exempt from TB testing.
In addition, South Koreans are no longer exempt from TB testing, even though they are still MVV exempt.