Any doctor who wishes to practice medicine in the UK must register with the General Medical Council (GMC). Doctors who qualify overseas and wish to register must normally pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) to demonstrate their knowledge of English and their medical expertise.

Before coming to the UK they must pass a pre-assessment test the 'International English Language Testing System' (IELTS) assessment test.

(i) The IELTS is designed to ascertain whether the doctor has a reasonable command of the English language in order to sit The PLAB test.

(ii) The IELTS tests are held both overseas in various countries and in the United Kingdom.

(iii) If the doctor passes the different stages of the test he will be allowed to sit the PLAB test in the United Kingdom.

(iv) Doctors are required to take the PLAB test to demonstrate their knowledge of medical English and their medical skills and knowledge.

(v) The PLAB test is divided into two separate assessments, Part 1 and Part 2.

(vi) The GMC stipulates that doctors must pass Part 1 before they can be admitted to Part 2 of the test.

  1. Where a candidate severely fails Part 1, the GMC will not allow him to re-sit Part 1 until a period of at least four months has elapsed from the date of the failed test.

Entry clearance only mandatory for visa nationals seeking to enter the UK to take the PLAB test. Although all the requirements of the Immigration Rules must be met, the main points on which the ECO needs to be satisfied are that the applicant:

  • is a graduate from a bona fide medical school and intends to sit the PLAB Test; and
  • can provide documentary proof of a confirmed test date or of his eligibility to apply to sit the test; and
  • they will be able to maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately without recourse to public funds; and
  • they will not take employment during their leave under this category (as above, clinical attachments do not count as employment for these purposes).

The applicant should provide confirmation of their test from the General Medical Council or Nursing and Midwifery Council. Where an individual successfully passes the PLAB test and wishes to remain in the UK they can only do so if it
 is for an unpaid  clinical attachment as specified in the visitor rules. Individuals can enter as visitors to sit a test or an exam in the UK, such as those for entry into one of the Royal Colleges.

Extension of Stay As A Visitor For PLAB Test

A visitor for PLAB test may be granted an extension of stay as a visitor for up to 6 months in order to resit the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) Test. A visitor for PLAB test who is successful in the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) Test may be granted an extension of stay as a visitor to undertake an unpaid clinical attachment, provided they meet the requirements of Appendix 3, paragraph 22(a) so that the total period they can remain in the UK (including both the original grant and the extension of stay) does not exceed 18 months. An application for extension of stay as a visitor is made by using application form FLR (IR). We can provide same day visa service for an application for extension of stay as a visitor for PLAB test or to undertake clinical attachment.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Visitor Visa For PLAB Test?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK visitor visa for PLAB test. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for visitor visa for PLAB test and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK visitor visa for PLAB test, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you about your visitor visa application for PLAB test and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your application for visitor visa for PLAB test;
  • Discussing your application visitor visa for PLAB test in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application as a visitor for PLAB test;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for visitor visa for PLAB test;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application for visitor visa for PLAB test and discussing the same with you and/or your sponsor, if any;
  • Completing the online visitor visa application form and discussing the same with you and/or your UK sponsor;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the application for UK visitor visa for PLAB test;
  • Liaising with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a timely decision on your application for visitor visa for PLAB test;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for visitor visa for PLAB test.

Our Fee For Visitor Visa For PLAB Test

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for visitor visa for PLAB test. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on the entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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