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Verifying your information

Once you've submitted your application and paid your evaluation fee, we’ll contact your regulator to verify your registration or that your qualification would allow you to register with them in the relevant profession.

If you haven’t registered, we’ll also contact your education institution to verify your qualification.

When we might need more information

We may need to ask you for more information if any of the details you provide are unclear or appear incomplete, or if you or your referee(s) provide conflicting information.

If we need to ask for more information at any point, we’ll contact you by email.

Evaluating your qualification

We can only evaluate your information once we have everything we need from you, your education institution and your regulator.

Once we have everything we need, we'll check to see if your qualification meets our eligibility criteria for the part of the register you’re applying to.

We’ll let you know the outcome of our evaluation by email within 14 days of receiving everything we need.

If you do not meet our eligibility criteria

You won't be able to proceed with your registration. We'll email you to let you know and then close your application.

If you meet our eligibility criteria

Once we’ve confirmed you’re eligible to apply, we’ll evaluate your qualification to see whether it's comparable to one we’d approve in the United Kingdom (UK).

This helps us to understand if your training provided you with the same knowledge and skills that a nurse or midwife completing an NMC-approved programme would gain.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, and your qualification is comparable to one we would approve, we'll invite you to complete your registration application.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, but your qualification is not comparable, we’ll ask you to complete a test of competence as well as completing your registration application.