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Being honest in your application

Being honest when you apply 

When you make your online application you’ll be asked to make a declaration that the information you’ve given us in your application is true.

It’s your responsibility to make sure the information you give us is true and the evidence you give us is genuine. You should do this whether you submit your evidence yourself or through someone else.

Your evidence must clearly demonstrate you meet the requirements for registration and in particular, your evidence must be objective. This means it is:

  • issued by a third party
  • based on facts
  • not influenced by personal relationships.

The checks we make on your application

When we have your application, we’ll carry out verification checks to make sure the evidence is genuine. 

These may include contacting your:

  • referees
  • employers
  • postgraduate deans
  • schools
  • universities
  • overseas regulators.

We’ll always rely on information we get directly from them.

We may refuse your application for registration (or withdraw your existing registration if applicable) if:

  • you can’t give us evidence
  • your evidence doesn’t clearly show you meet the requirements for registration
  • you don’t give complete and truthful information
  • we can’t verify your evidence.

We may need to make more checks after you’ve given us your original documents at an identity check appointment, which could delay your registration. We may also need to verify information after we’ve granted your application.

Our core guidance Good medical practice includes standards of honesty and integrity. You should follow these in your application and beyond.