I have never held a licence

As well as the evidence listed for restoring licence applications, if this is your first licence, you will also need to satisfy us that you have the necessary knowledge of English to communicate effectively.

Communicating includes speaking, reading, writing and listening. This shows that you will be able to practise medicine safely in the UK.

We may ask you to give us evidence that you have the necessary knowledge of English.

If we ask you for this evidence, and you do not send it to us or we are not satisfied with it, we will not be able to grant your licence. You will not be able to practise medicine in the UK without a licence.