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Background and verification checks


If you’re applying for registration and you trained outside the UK, you’ll be asked to sign a declaration regarding background checks. In order to be sure you meet the standards for registration, we will need to be sure of your identity, your qualifications, and that you are of good character.


Your application will include details of the documents we need for this. However, we may also need to check that they are genuine with the organisations or individuals who provided them. We may ask an outside agency to conduct these checks on our behalf. 

You’ll be asked to sign a declaration, which will give us permission to:

  • Verify your identity documents
  • Confirm your qualifications
  • Confirm your good standing and character

We do recognise that regulation varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and that, for example, it may not be normal practice to issue certificates of current professional status or letters of good standing. However we do ask that you send whatever information you are able to provide.

How you'll be contacted

If we need more information, you will receive an email from

Need help?

If you still have a question about international applications, please contact our Registration team:


Phone (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)

UK calls

Tel: 0300 500 4472

International calls

Tel: +44 (0)20 7582 5460

Page updated on: 09/07/2018