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Evidence of qualifications - Hungary

This page is to explain what evidence of qualifications doctors who qualified in Hungary need to supply to support their application.

Medical regulatory authority in Hungary

Health Registration and Training Centre
Ministry of Health
H- 1051 Budapest 
Zrinyi u.3
Hungary
Tel: +36 1 235 7965
Fax: +36 1 235 3794

Below is information about:

Full registration with a licence to practise

The documents you will need to send to us depend on the date you started your basic medical training. Please see the table below.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your basic medical training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • An Okleveles orvosdoktor oklevél (dr. med)
Hungarian University
You began your basic medical training before 1 May 2004
  • An Okleveles orvosdoktor oklevél (dr. med)

 

AND EITHER

Hungarian University

OR

Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures

Or

Health Registration and Training Centre

  • A document confirming that you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive).

Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures

Or

Health Registration and Training Centre

Or

The competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

To be entered onto the Specialist Register you must hold full registration.

Direct entry

Your specialty must be listed in Annex V of the Directive by the country that awarded it and have a corresponding entry for the United Kingdom. If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.

The documents you will need to send to us for entry onto the Specialist Register depend on the date on which you started your specialist training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your specialist training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • A Szakorvosi bizonyítvány (specialist certificate)
Nemzeti Vizsgabizottság (National Board of Examination). Before 28 August 2004 this was awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Health
You began your specialist training before 1 May 2004 (or for the following disciplines: Community Medicine 1 March 2004, Geriatrics 1 January 2002, and Orthopaedics 1 January 2000)
  • A Szakorvosi bizonyítvány (specialist certificate)

AND EITHER

Nemzeti Vizsgabizottság (National Board of Examination). Before 28 August 2004 this was awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Health
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your specialist certificate meets the standards detailed in Articles 25, 26 and 27 as appropriate of the Directive 

OR

Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures

Or

Health Registration and Training Center

  • If your specialist training does not meet those standards, a document confirming that you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice, in the specialty in which your specialist certificate was awarded, for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive).

Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures

Or

Health Registration and Training Centre

The competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what specialist qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your specialist qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.

Applying for entry onto the GP Register

To be entered onto the GP Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the GP Register at the same time.

The documents you will need to send to us for entry onto the GP Register depend on the date on which you started your GP training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your GP training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • A Háziorvostan szakorvosa bizonyítvány
Nemzeti Vizsgabizottság (National Board of Examination), previously called the Egészségügyi Felsofokú Szakirányú Szakképzési és Továbbképzési Bizottság', (Committee of Specialist Training & Continuing Education in Health)
You began your GP training before 1 May 2004
  • A Háziorvostan szakorvosa bizonyítvány

AND EITHER

Nemzeti Vizsgabizottság (National Board of Examination)
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your GP certificate meets the standards detailed in Article 28 of the Directive.

OR

Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures

Or

Health Registration and Training Centre

If you are eligible for entry onto the GP register, on the basis of acquired rights specific to general practitioners, you will need to send to us: 

  • A certificate of acquired rights for general medical practice. The certificate must state that it was awarded to you in accordance with Article 30(1) of the Directive.

Office of Health Authorization and Administrative Procedures

Or

Health Registration and Training Centre

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what general practice qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your general practice qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the GP Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on GP equivalence.