Changes to our application processes in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the moment, we’re processing our applications differently to the process outlined below.  Once you’ve submitted your application, we’ll be in touch as soon as we can with further information on next steps. 

We’re still processing applications for restoring registration and licences to practise for those who haven’t been given temporary registration under our emergency powers.  


From 24 March, we’ve paused the need for you to pay the £10 fee to apply for a licence to practise or restore your licence. So you won’t be asked to pay when you apply through GMC Online. This is part of our work to support the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

I want to apply for or restore my licence to practise

If you want to practise medicine in the UK you must hold registration with a licence to practise.

If you need to restore your licence to practice, or you need to apply for a licence to practice for the first time. 

This guide will tell you what you need to consider and the evidence we'll need to process an application for a licence to practise. 

Why read this guide?
To find out how to restore or apply for a licence. 
Next steps
Once you are ready to restore or apply for your licence, you can do so through GMC Online.