NEW NMC Registration Process as of 1 October 2014

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are introducing a new competency test to their registration process for overseas trained nurses wanting to come and practice in the UK. The changes will take effect as of 1 October 2014 and will have a knock on effect on the visa applications of overseas nurses seeking to enter the UK as Tier 2 migrants (skilled workers).

The new NMC registration process is set out below:

REGISTERING WITH THE NMC

There are now 6 stages to this process, however, you only need to have completed stages 1 – 4 before you are able to make an application to enter the UK under a Tier 2 (General) visa. The stages are as follows.

Step1: Declaration of eligibility:

To be eligible to begin the registration processes the applicant must have:

• IELTS 7.0 (academic version) or above in all sections

• Successful completion of a three-year (or equivalent) undergraduate education and training programme, which must include a practical component (this will usually be full registration in the country of training)

• 12 months post-registration practice experience

• A self-declaration that they are of good health and good character

Step 2: Test of competence – part one (computer-based)

This is a computer-based examination taken in a test centre operated by a global test provider. These test centres are available in many locations around the world, with at least one in most countries.

Step 3: Full application

The cost of assessing an application for registration in the UK is £140. This is unchanged from the current system. Applicants will be required to upload their documents and evidence showing eligibility via the online system to support their previous declaration and pay the assessment fee.

Step 4: Assessment of training and experience

NMC assesses the sent documents and evidence and verifies what has been provided.

Step 5: Test of competence – part two (OSCE)

A one day exam carried out in the UK to test the Nurse’s competence.

Step 6: Admission to NMC register

 

A PRACTICAL NOTE REGARDING NMC REGISTRATION:

• For those sponsored by an employer, it is anticipated the sponsorship will formally start from the date of the scheduled OSCE (Stage 5), with arrival permitted up to 14 days ahead of that date. The sponsor may choose to continue to offer sponsorship in cases where the individual needs to re-sit the OSCE.

• For those without sponsorship who wish to travel to the UK to take the examination, a visitor visa provision is being put in place. This will allow nurses and midwives to enter the UK on a six-month visitor visa specifically to take the OSCE Test.

 

Facebook Comments

comments

Google+ Comments

No Comments Yet.

Leave a reply

Connect with:


UK Immigration

Business People & Investors
Sole Representatives
Tier 1 UK Visas
Tier 1 UK General Visa
Tier 1 UK (General) Assessment
Tier 1 Uk Entrepreneur Visa
Tier 1 UK Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
Studying in the UK
Tier 4 (General) UK Student Visas
Tier 4 (Child) UK Student Visa
UK Student Visitor Visa
Other Immigration Applications
Ancestry and Commonwealth
EEA Applications
Long Residence
Indefinite Leave (ILR)
British Citizenship
Other Visa Countries
Australia
Canada
Portugal
United States

Work Permits
Tier 2 UK General Visa
Tier 2 UK Immigration Migrant Application
Temporary Workers
Tier 5 UK Youth Mobility Scheme
Visiting the UK
General Visitor Visa
Business Visitor Visa
Family Visitor Visa
Child Visitor Visa
Marriage Visitor Visa
Family Immigration
Spouses and Partners
Dependant Children
Extended Family Members

Careers
Businesses and Institutions
Businesses
Sponsorship Licences
Education Providers
Entrepreneurs
Global Mobility
Professional Partners

Have Questions?

Speak to our team! Enter your details below:
snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake snowflake