Tuberculosis test

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Depending on your nationality you might have to take a tuberculosis (TB) test upon your arrival in the Netherlands. The tuberculosis test costs 50 euros. It’s not possible to pay with a creditcard, so make sure to open a Dutch bank account in order to pay. You need to arrange your TBC test appointment within 2 months upon arrival.

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Note: ISS (International Institute of Social Studies) will arrange the appointment for ISS-students in The Hague.  

Taking the TB test

If your nationality is not on this list, you do need to take the TB test. The test can only be done after your arrival in the Netherlands and only by the Dutch Public Health Authority (GGD). For taking the test you can make an appointment with the GGD via their website

Address GGD in Rotterdam
Schiedamsedijk 95
3011 EN Rotterdam. 

Getting there with public transport
Metro station: Leuvehaven,
Tram lines: 8 and 23/25. 

Required documents to bring to the test
When you go to the GGD for a tuberculosis check, please make sure to:

  • Take the Tuberculosis examination referral form
  • Bring your passport
  • Bring your Dutch bank account debit card
  • Fill in your address and personal information on the Tuberculosis Examination Referral Form
  • If you travel by public transport: take an OV-chipcard with you and make sure there is enough credit on it

Frequently Asked Questions

You have to undergo the TB-check within 3 months of arriving in the Netherlands. If you haven’t done so, please do it as soon as possible. Please realise the IND can take measures if you wait too long!

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