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 with a licence to practise and a CESR or CEGPR

This guide is for doctors looking to join the Specialist or GP Registers and can show you have knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It explains how you may be able to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) or a Certificate of Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR)

This application requires you to prepare evidence before you submit it. It can take six to nine months to process, so it’s really important that you read this guidance to help you complete one of these applications.

Important information for doctors intending to work as a GP in the UK

To start work as a GP in the UK, you'll need to complete a number of processes. Some of these are handled by organisations other than the GMC.

You must read our General Practice in the UK page for information about applying to join a Performers List and Induction and Returner schemes.

These are extra requirements for you to work as a GP in the UK. 

Why I should read this guide?
To find out if this is the right type of application for you and how to make your application.
Next steps
Once you’ve read our guidance – prepare your evidence and submit your application.