Attending an identity check

Update on identity checks

Due to the ongoing pandemic, identity checks at our offices in Manchester and London remain suspended.

For now, once your application to join our register has been approved, we’ll grant your registration without an identity check. Your status on the medical register will mention this. You must not practise until you receive confirmation of your registration with us. 

We’re reviewing how we’ll run identity checks in the future. We’ll provide further updates soon.

We’re grateful to the continued commitment of doctors looking to join our register during this ongoing challenging time. 

I’m taking PLAB, do I have to attend an identity check?

If you’re applying for registration using a pass in the PLAB test, you will have an identity check when you sit the PLAB 2 test.

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