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.

  1. The IELTS is designed to ascertain whether the doctor has a reasonable command of the English language in order to sit The PLAB test.
  2. The IELTS tests are held both overseas in various countries and in the United Kingdom.
  3. If the doctor passes the different stages of the test he will be allowed to sit the PLAB test in the United Kingdom.
  4. Doctors are required to take the PLAB test to demonstrate their knowledge of medical English and their medical skills and knowledge.
  5. The PLAB test is divided into two separate assessments, Part 1 and Part 2.
  6. The GMC stipulates that doctors must pass Part 1 before they can be admitted to Part 2 of the test.
  7. 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 is only mandatory for visa nationals seeking to enter the UK to take the PLAB test. Although all the requirements of paragraph 75a 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).

Doctors who come to the UK to take the PLAB test may undertake periods of clinical attachment during their leave. There is no need to apply separately to undertake a clinical attachment, unless the period of the clinical attachment goes on beyond the expiry of the doctor's leave in the UK to take the PLAB test.

Our Services For Entry Clearance Application For UK Visa To Take The PLAB Test

We can represent you in your entry clearance application and do all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your application. Our work will include:

  • the completion of the paper or online application form;
  • advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
  • considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application; and
  • preparing a cover letter wherein we will explain in detailed how all the relevant requirements of the entry clearance are being satisfied.

The completed application will be forwarded to the applicant outside the UK who will sign the same and forward the application along with all the supporting documents to the relevant British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a decision to be made by them.

Where necessary, we will also liaise with the Entry Clearance Officer for an expeditious decision on your application.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Application For UK Visa To Take The PLAB Test?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for  UK Visa as to take the PLAB test. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients 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 UK Visa  to take the PLAB test and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Our Fees For Application For UK Visa To Take The PLAB Test

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for UK visa to take the PLAB test. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.