Attending an identity check

Update on identity checks


Following the UK government’s announcement of a lockdown in England, we’ve suspended all identity checks at our offices in Manchester and London. 
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 grateful to the continued commitment of doctors looking to join our register during this ongoing challenging time. 

When will you restart identity checks?

Given the uncertain period ahead, we’re currently exploring how we will run identity checks in the future for both new registrants and for those we’ve granted registration without an identity check. We’ll provide further updates as soon as we can.

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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