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Acceptable overseas qualifications

If your primary medical qualification is from outside the UK or EEA, we need to make sure its acceptable in the UK. 

As part of your application, you'll need to send us a copy of your qualification. 

There are some qualifications we already know aren't accepted in the UK, or are only accepted in some cases. We list them in this guide.

You should check whether your qualification is acceptable before you start an application with us.

Once you have checked your primary medical qualification meets our acceptability criteria, you'll need to have it (and your acceptable postgraduate qualification, if applicable) independently verified before we can grant your registration with a licence to practise. Read about what this means for you.

Why read this guide?
To find out how we assess qualifications and whether yours is acceptable. 
Next steps
If you have an acceptable qualification, you can apply using GMC Online.