If you are planning to work, live or study abroad, a medical assessment may be required as part of the visa application process for a number of destinations. Each country has a specific set of health checks you need to undergo to prove your medical fitness and obtain the relevant visa medical certificate. You should be sent details of this as part of your visa application. 

If you are applying for a visa and feel unsure about what needs to be done, look no further than Midland Health. Our experienced GP can tell you exactly what your visa medicals should include for the specific country you are going to and provide an expert assessment to make sure everything is in order before you travel.

Please get in touch with us with the details of your travel plans on 0333 772 1999 or email us at hello@midlandhealth.co.uk to get advice on how we can help you through the process so that you can focus on the more important things such as planning your trip.

Your Visa Medicals - What to Expect 

At Midland Health Birmingham, we offer a comprehensive private service to obtain visa medical certificates for a wide range of destinations. The process involves the following:

  • GP Consultation: You will have an appointment with one of our experienced GPs where you will discuss your health and your medical history. If needed, you may undergo additional physical examinations, blood tests and referral for investigations if required. 
  • Physical Assessments: The required physical examinations range from general observations, such as height and weight, to more detailed assessments that require blood tests and heart rate measurements.
  • Follow-up Tests: You may be booked in for follow-up blood tests, X-rays, ECG and other additional investigations as required for your visa medical certificate. Most of these can be performed in our private clinic in Birmingham without the need for referrals, so the process is as quick and simple as it can be.
  • Your Visa Medical Certificate: Once all necessary assessments and tests are complete, we will fill out the necessary paperwork and your visa medical certificate will be ready for collection or delivery, based on your preferences

Why Choose Us?

At Midland Health we pride ourselves on offering a quick and reliable visa medical service for all major international destinations. By choosing us you can benefit from:

  • Fast turnaround times
  • Expert knowledge on many countries visa medical requirements 
  • GPs and specialists under one roof
  • Follow-up tests done in the same building 
  • Same and next-day appointments available 
  • Excellent medical care
  • State-of-the-art medical facilities in Birmingham 

Countries That Require Visa Medicals 

Whether you are planning to travel for pleasure or for work, if your plans include going outside of the UK and Europe, you might be required to provide a medical certificate to obtain your visa. 

At Midland Health, we can perform all necessary visa medical examinations for multiple destinations, including but not limited to:

  • Bahrain 
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands 
  • China 
  • Dubai Visa 
  • Fiji Islands 
  • Greece
  • Indonesia 
  • Japan
  • Kuwait 
  • Malaysia 
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Qatar 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Seychelles 
  • South Africa 
  • St Kitts & Nevis 
  • USA

Need a visa medical certificate for a destination you don’t see on the list above? We might still be able to help - simply call the Midland Health team on 0333 772 1999 or email us at hello@midlandhealth.co.uk for more information.


Standard GP Consultation


(30 min)

Long GP Consultation


(45 min)

Extended GP Consultation


(60 min)


How long does it take to complete my private visa medicals?

As we have the facilities to perform all necessary follow-up tests and examinations in-house and we also process all results in our private laboratory, the process usually only takes a few days.

However, we recommend you schedule your visa medical appointment at least 3 weeks before travel to allow enough time for additional testing, preparing the documentation and resolving any potential health issues that may be uncovered during your assessment.

Do I need to bring a photo ID to my visa medical appointment?

Yes, you are required to bring a form of photo identification to your appointment. Please consult with the Midland Health team for any other documents that you may need to bring with you, as well.

How long does the private visa medical take?

GP consultations can last 30 – 60 minutes depending on your specific requirements. The team will advise on the length of the appointment required when the visa application form is reviewed by one of our expert GPs.

Follow-up tests and imaging can be done as soon as the same or the following day (subject to availability), as we house GP and specialists under the same roof in our private clinic in Edgbaston.

Your results will be ready within a few days, depending on the type of tests you have undergone. We can email your visa medical report over to you and provide you with the original.

Following that, it takes up to 3-5 working days to complete your visa medical certificate.

Do you offer any other travel-related services?

Yes, at Midland Health, we also offer private travel vaccination services, as well as COVID-19 tests for travel. You can also speak to our GPs about prescription medicine when travelling abroad.

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