Evidence of your qualifications – specialists and GPs

If you are eligible for direct entry to the Specialist or GP Register, you can apply for this as part your application for temporary and occasional registration.

We will ask you to send us a photocopy of the evidence of your specialist or GP training. You will need to show us the original document when you visit our offices for your identity check.

If you are applying for specialist registration

The EEA qualifications pages section will tell you what evidence you need to submit, depending on where you qualified.

To be eligible, your specialist qualification needs to appear in Annex V of the Directive for both the country where you obtained it and for the UK. If it doesn't, you may be eligible to apply for entry with a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) instead. Use our application finder to check your eligibility.

To be listed on the Specialist Register permanently you will need to hold full registration with a licence to practise.

If you are applying for GP registration

The EEA qualifications pages will tell you what evidence you need to submit, depending on where you qualified.

To be eligible, your GP qualification needs to appear in Annex V (5.1.4) of the Directive for both the country where you obtained it and for the UK. If it doesn't, you may be eligible to apply for a entry onto the GP Register with a Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) instead. Use our application finder to check your eligibility.

To be listed on the GP register permanently you will need to hold full registration with a licence to practise.

Registration Panels

If the Registrar decides needs to seek advice from a Registration Panel on your declaration, we may need ask you to send us further information and documents. For example, references from your employing authorities and/or supervising consultants). We will write to you to let you know if this is the case.