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.  

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. 

Restore your registration

When you restore your registration, you can only restore to the type of registration you last held.

You can apply to restore your registration with or without a licence. If you want to join the specialist or GP register, you'll need to apply to do this separately.

Restoration applications usually take between one and three months so allow yourself plenty of time when applying.

Why read this guide?
To see what evidence you'll need to send us to support your application.
Next steps
Once you're ready to restore your registration you will need to apply through your GMC Online account.