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:
- are a national of an EEA country or Switzerland, or
- have enforceable community rights
- 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.
- Declaring your fitness to practise
- Translating documents that aren’t in English
- How do I send my documents?
- What if I also want to apply for specialist or GP registration?
- How much does it cost to apply?
- How long will it take to process my application?
- Coming to an identity check in the UK
- I am ready to apply