There are two steps to submitting an eligibility application:
Step 1: Complete an online eligibility application form
Applicants are invited to complete the eligibility application on Oriel (the national online application system) from 09:00 (BST) on Wednesday 6 July 2022.
The application window will close at 12:00 noon (BST) on Friday 29 July 2022.
All applicants must apply through Oriel.
Non-urgent advice: Advice to applicants
You are advised to start your application at the earliest possible convenience and to familiarise yourself with the requirements for providing supporting evidence.
Step 2: Upload supporting evidence on Oriel
Supporting documents/information MUST be provided/uploaded on Oriel:
1. Proof of ID
Colour scan/photograph of page(s) of your in-date passport containing your personal details; including nationality, photograph, date of birth, signature (if applicable), and date of expiry. Alternatively, a government-issued ID card such as a driving license.
2. Dean’s Statement
Valid Dean’s statement. You are required to use this year’s template for your application to be considered eligible.
You can find out more information about the Dean’s Statement here.
3. Medical Degree
Medical school degree certificate:
- if you have already qualified and do not have your certificate, an official letter from your Dean confirming your qualification is required.
- if you have not yet graduated, you should upload a copy of your Dean’s statement in this section.
4. English Language
Evidence of demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking in English.
5. Evidence of any name change (if applicable)
This can be provided in the form of a deed poll, birth certificate, marriage certificate, for example.
6. Evidence of your Right to Work in the UK
Sponsorship can be arranged for those who are unable to provide evidence of their Right to Work.
Please do not upload evidence to Oriel in .zip file format.
Non-urgent advice: Avoiding errors and omissions in your application form
Each year, some eligibility applicants are deemed ineligible due to small errors and omissions on their application form. Ensuring that you understand what information you need to provide will reduce the risk of this happening. The UKFPO does not provide a pre-checking service and will not review the content of your application or any supporting evidence prior to submission. You are strongly advised to check your application thoroughly before submitting it.
You will not be able to make any changes to your application once it has been submitted.
The UKFPO will not contact you if information is missing.
If you apply in error or there’s a mistake on your submitted application
You can re-register for a new account on Oriel using a different email address. This will enable you to submit a new application. Please inform the UKFPO if you submit a new application at the earliest convenience and advise the team which application should be withdrawn. Please note, this is not the preferred process and applicants are encouraged to complete the application correctly in the first instance.
If you experience technical issues with the application form
You are advised to open a new browser, clear your internet browser history, or delete your cache in the first instance. You are advised to start your application at the earliest possible convenience and to familiarise yourself with the requirements for providing supporting evidence.
The UKFPO reserves the right to remove any applicant from the process if new information becomes available which affects their eligibility. Information supplied by an applicant and the resulting status may be shared with other organisations involved in the application process.