Your application form must be completed in English, and you must send the original copy (not a photocopy). Your supporting documents must be photocopies – but they’ll need to be certified by an authorised party. Also, any supporting documents that are not in English will need to be sent with a translation too. Also, any supporting documents that are not in English will need to be sent with a translation too.

We’ll provide detailed instructions on completing your application form and supporting documents later in this section. But it’s worth noting that if your application is not completed within 6 months of the NMC sending you the form, you’ll have to start it again.

Once you’ve completed the form and sent your documents, here’s how the process will work:

Step 1:

Assessment and recognition of qualifications

Once you’ve sent your application and supporting documents (except your IELTS certificate unless you have this already), your application will begin to be processed.

The NMC will make an assessment of your qualifications over the next 30-70 days. If you meet the requirements the NMC will inform you.

Step 2:

English language

NMC will now need evidence of your IELTS Level 7 result if you didn’t send it with your initial application.

Once submitted, you can formally complete your registration (this will take a further 30-70 days)

Step 3:

Declaration and second payment

Finally, you will be asked to declare that your circumstances have not changed since your initial application. Your registration can now be completed. (Please note, if you have a UK address at this point, you can call the NMC and change this over the phone).

Top Tip: Wherever a signature is required please ensure they match