What happens after I apply?

Successful applications 

If your application is successful this means that you’ve met the assessment standards for both full and specialist or GP registration in full. You’ll be invited to attend an identity check at our London office. 

You’ll have six months to attend. If you don’t have your identity check within this time your application will be closed and you’ll need to reapply. You must complete an identity check in the UK before your application can be granted. When you attend we’ll take your photograph and check your passport.

I live outside the UK

Please consider whether you’ll be able to come to the UK in time for your identity check before you make your application. If you need to apply for a visa, you may need to gather your visa evidence before making the application, so that this doesn’t stop you attending your identity check. We can’t extend the time limit for any reason. For more information about this, see our guidance on identity checks.