Changes to our application processes in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do not send applications or evidence by post

Please use your GMC Online account to make an application. We’ll tell you what information we need and how to send this electronically when we receive your application.

We’ve suspended identity checks

Following the latest advice from the UK government, we have suspended identity checks at our office and as a result we will grant your registration without an identity check. Your status on the register will mention this. You must not practise until you have received separate confirmation from us that we’ve granted your registration

When the UK government changes their advice about travel and social contact, we will ask you to attend an identity check at our offices, in line with our usual processes. We will get in touch to let you know when you can make a new appointment. 


Full registration for international medical graduates with a postgraduate qualification

This guide is for international medical graduates with an acceptable postgraduate qualification. It explains how to apply for full registration. 

You are eligible for this route if you: 

  • are a national of the UK or a country outside the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
  • do not have enforceable community rights 
  • graduated from a medical school outside the UK

and you:

  • hold an acceptable primary medical qualification
  • hold an acceptable UK or international postgraduate qualification.
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.