Full registration for European doctors who qualified outside Europe and have completed F1

Important information in the event the UK exits the EU without a deal

In the event that the UK exits the European Union without a deal on 29 March 2019 we’ll need to update our systems. We’ll need to close your application if you have started it on GMC Online but not submitted it by 11pm on 29 March. If you intend to submit an application you should consider doing so before this time.



This guide is for European doctors who want to move from provisional to full registration with a licence to practise.

You are eligible for this route if you:

and you:

  • graduated from a medical school outside the UK, EEA or Switzerland
  • have completed the first year of the Foundation Programme (F1). 

You must not start the second year of the Foundation Programme (F2) or do any work that requires full registration with a licence to practise before your registration has been granted.

If you completed your internship outside the UK, you must read our guidance on applying for full registration.

Why should I 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.