When do you need to complete an identity check?

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  2. When do you need to complete an identity check?

All doctors joining the register must complete an identity check, as well as those who want to restore their registration. We’ll email you once we’ve approved your registration or restoration application.

You must complete your identity check within three months – if you don’t, you’ll have to start a new application. 

Joining the register after passing PLAB

You’ll have completed an identity check when you sat the PLAB 2 test, so you won’t need to do this again.

Completing a check despite already being on the medical register

When our offices closed earlier in the pandemic, we granted registration for some doctors without an identity check. However, it’s important for all doctors to complete one. 

When it’s time for you to complete your identity check, we’ll email you.