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Full registration for European doctors who have qualified outside of Europe

This guide is for European doctors who have qualified outside Europe and completed an internship outside the UK. It explains how to apply for full registration with a licence to practise.

You are eligible for this route if you:

and you:

  • graduated from a medical school outside of the UK, EEA or Switzerland
  • hold an acceptable primary medical qualification
  • have completed an internship outside of the UK.

If you've completed Foundation Year 1 and hold provisional registration, you must apply for full registration through this route.

From 11 June 2018, once your primary medical qualification meets our acceptability criteria, you'll need to have it (and your acceptable postgraduate qualification) independently verified before we can grant your registration with a licence to practise. If you intend to apply after this date, read about what this will mean for you.

Why read this guide?
To find out what you need to do to make your application.
Next steps
Once you are ready to apply – make your application online.