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Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment Technical Instructions(TB TIs) using Cultures and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Implementation

The following table displays when panel physicians began screening applicants for U.S. immigration according to the Cultures and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) Tuberculosis Technical Instructions by country, population, and start date. Note: All other applicants for U.S. immigration began being screened as of October 1, 2013.

CountryPopulationStart date
AfghanistanAll applicantsJuly 15, 2013
AlbaniaAll applicantsMay 1, 2013
ArgentinaAll applicantsJune 18, 2012
ArmeniaAll applicantsAugust 15, 2013
AustraliaAll applicantsAugust 1, 2013
AustriaAll applicantsMay 1, 2013
AzerbaijanAll applicantsSeptember 14, 2012
BahamasAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2011
BangladeshAll applicantsJune 15, 2011
BarbadosAll applicantsMay 15, 2103
BelizeAll applicantsOctober 1, 2007
BermudaAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2013
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll applicantsFebruary 1, 2013
BotswanaAll applicantsMarch 3, 2008
BoliviaAll applicantsOctober 1, 2012
BrazilAll applicantsAugust 1, 2013
BurmaAll applicantsAugust 1, 2013
BurundiAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
CambodiaAll applicantsFebruary 1, 2010
CameroonAll applicantsDecember 12, 2011
CanadaAll applicantsApril 1, 2012
Central African RepublicAll applicantsDecember 12, 2011
ChadAll applicantsDecember 12, 2011
ChileAll applicantsJune 1, 2012
ChinaAll applicantsJuly 1, 2009
ColombiaAll applicantsAugust 15, 2011
Comoros IslandsAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
Costa RicaAll applicantsJune 1, 2012
Cote d’IvoireAll applicantsMay 1, 2013
CroatiaAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2013
CyprusAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2008
DenmarkAll applicantsApril 1, 2013
DjiboutiAll applicantsJune 1, 2013
Dominican RepublicAll applicantsFebruary 2, 2009
EcuadorAll applicantsJuly 1, 2012
EgyptAll applicantsNovember 15, 2009
El SalvadorAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2012
EritreaAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
EthiopiaRefugees (Eritreans)March 10, 2009
All applicantsApril 1, 2009
Equatorial GuineaAll applicantsDecember 12, 2011
FijiAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2009
FinlandAll applicantsOctober 1, 2007
FranceAll applicantsJune 1, 2012
GabonAll applicantsFebruary 27, 2013
The GambiaAll applicantsSeptember 22, 2012
GeorgiaAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2011
GhanaAll applicantsOctober 1, 2010
GuatemalaAll applicantsMay 2, 2011
GuineaAll ApplicantsFebruary 1, 2013
GuyanaAll applicantsSeptember 1, 2012
HaitiAll applicantsSeptember 26, 2009
HondurasAll applicantsJune 1, 2012
Hong Kong SARAll applicantsNovember 3, 2008
IcelandAll applicantsFebruary 13, 2013
IndiaAll applicantsOctober 1, 2010
IndonesiaAll applicantsNovember 1, 2012
IrelandAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2010
Israel (including Palestinian territories)All applicantsMay 1, 2013
JamaicaAll applicantsMay 1, 2013
JapanAll applicantsJune 1, 2009
JordanAll applicantsApril 5, 2009
KenyaRefugees (includes Ethiopians, Somalis, and Sudanese)January 1, 2008
All applicantsApril 1, 2009
KosovoAll ApplicantsApril 1, 2013
KuwaitAll ApplicantsJanuary 1, 2013
LatviaAll ApplicantsSeptember 25, 2012
LesothoAll applicantsMarch 3, 2008
Macau SARAll applicantsNovember 3, 2008
MacedoniaAll applicantsApril 1, 2013
MalawiAll applicantsJuly 1, 2013
MalaysiaRefugees (Burmese)January 1, 2009
All applicantsNovember 1, 2011
Marshall IslandsAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2013
MauritaniaAll applicantsDecember 3, 2012
MauritiusAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
MexicoAll applicantsOctober 1, 2007
MoldovaAll ApplicantsFebruary 27, 2013
MonacoAll applicantsJune 1, 2012
MongoliaAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2013
MozambiqueAll applicantsMarch 3, 2008
NamibiaAll applicantsMarch 3, 2008
NepalRefugees (Bhutanese)December 13, 2007
All applicantsAugust 2, 2010
NetherlandsAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2013
New ZealandAll applicantsAugust 1, 2013
NicaraguaAll applicantsJune 1, 2012
NigeriaAll applicantsOctober 1, 2010
NorwayAll applicantsApril 1, 2013
PanamaAll applicantsFebruary 4, 2013
PhilippinesAll applicantsOctober 1, 2007
QatarAll applicantsOctober 1, 2007
RwandaAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
SamoaAll applicantsAugust 1, 2013
SenegalAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2009
SerbiaAll ApplicantsFebruary 1, 2013
SeychellesAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
SingaporeAll applicantsNovember 1, 2011
SlovakiaAll applicantsDecember 1, 2012
SloveniaAll applicantsJanuary 28, 2013
SomaliaAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
South AfricaAll applicantsMarch 3, 2008
South KoreaAll applicantsMay 2, 2011
South SudanAll applicantsJuly 9, 2011
SpainAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2013
SurinameAll applicantsSeptember 1, 2012
SwazilandAll applicantsMarch 3, 2008
SwedenAll applicantsApril 1, 2013
SwitzerlandAll applicantsApril 1, 2013
SyriaAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2012
TaiwanAll applicantsApril 1, 2009
TanzaniaRefugees (Burundian)January 1, 2008
All applicantsJune 5, 2008
ThailandRefugees (includes Burmese and Hmong refugees)April 9, 2007
All applicantsApril 25, 2011
TongaAll applicantsJanuary 1, 2009
TurkeyAll applicantsFebruary 4, 2008
TurkmenistanAll applicantsMarch 15, 2013
UgandaAll applicantsMarch 2, 2009
UkraineAll applicantsApril 1, 2013
UruguayAll applicantsOctober 1, 2012
United KingdomAll applicantsApril 1, 2012
UzbekistanAll applicantsFebruary 1, 2013
VietnamAll applicantsFebruary 1, 2008
ZambiaAll applicantsMay 1, 2013
ZimbabweAll ApplicantsAugust 1, 2012
 
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