Completing your application

Evidence of your qualifications

You’ll need to enter the details of any specialist medical qualification(s) and any other relevant qualifications you have gained since your original application. You should submit evidence of the qualifications you list and the curriculum or syllabus you followed. 

Listing your evidence

In your application you should list the evidence you’re submitting against each recommended adaptation period. 

You should:

  • list the documents you are submitting to show you meet the recommended adaptation period
  • explain how you’ve now met the required standard 


  • explain box how you’ve already met the required standard and where you feel a procedural error has occurred.

Important information about your application

Once you’ve sent us your hard copy application form and paid the application fee, we’ll create your application in our system. We’ll then release the application to you via GMC online so that you can upload your evidence electronically.

We’ve created a step-by-step user guide to show you how to upload your evidence in GMC online once we’ve released this to you.

How do I organise my evidence?

Plan your application

The size of your application will depend on the recommended adaptation periods made in your original application. Once you’ve submitted your application you we’ll release this to you in GMC online and you’ll need to upload your evidence electronically and send any hard copy evidence within 14 days. Your evidence should be structured so that we can assess it properly.

Organising your hard copy evidence

For any hard copy evidence you’re submitting, you must organise this by recommendation when ordering your evidence.

Your application dividers

It’s really important you download and print our divider pack to help you sort and present your evidence. You must follow the structure of these dividers when ordering your evidence.

Important points you need to remember about hard copy evidence

When we’ve assessed your evidence we’ll scan it so it can be sent for evaluation. Please bear in mind that:

  • you should only provide copies, not original documents
  • while the majority of your documents should be A4 in size, we can scan pages that are A3 or A5
  • double sided documents are acceptable
  • you mustn’t bind or staple your documents in any way
  • you mustn’t submit books or leaflets. Instead, you should submit photocopies of the relevant pages
  • you mustn’t submit your evidence in folders or plastic wallets.