Proof of ID

All applicants must provide proof of identification, this is a mandatory requirement of the application process. Identification can be provided in the form of a passport or government-issued ID card.

Applicants must complete all documentation and the Oriel application forms using the same name(s), in the same format each time it is shown. The name(s) recorded on the online eligibility application form must match the name(s) on the passport/ID, and medical school degree certificate and/or PMQ confirmation letter.

When entering their first name and surname on the Oriel application form, applicants must enter their full name as it appears on their documentation and not a short-form or nickname version, or alternative spelling. For example if your official first name is David but you prefer to be known as Dave, you should enter David on your Oriel application.

Applicants are able to record their short-form or nickname in the Preferred name field in the contact details section of the application form. Failure to adhere to this guidance may result in your application being deemed ineligible.

Middle names or ‘family’ names such as A/P or D/O are not part of the ID check. https://www.fbiic.gov/public/2008/nov/Naming_practice_guide_UK_2006.pdf

If the names given on the passport/ID, eligibility application form, medical school degree certificate and/or PMQ confirmation letter do not match, documentation must be uploaded to Oriel confirming an official name change (for example: deed poll, birth certificate, a copy of a marriage certificate or divorce decree certificate).

If the name on your medical degree evidence does not match the name on your proof of ID, you must submit your eligibility application with the name as it appears in your official proof of ID as detailed above. For example name in proof of ID is Margaret Juliet Edwards, but your medical degree evidence states Maggie Edwards or Juliet Edwards.

You must justify the discrepancy; this can be evidence of an official name change (e.g. your name has changed due to marriage, divorce, deed poll), or a letter from your medical school explaining the reason for the discrepancy (e.g. your name has not officially changed but you are/were known to your medical school by a different name). The letter must be on the letterhead of the medical school, signed, stamped, and dated by the medical school. The letter must be uploaded to Oriel as part of your application.

Please enter previous names into the personal details section of the application form.

All applicants must provide clear, scanned colour copies of the page(s) of their valid, in date passport or government-issued ID. The passport/ID must include all of the following:

– full name
– nationality
– photograph
– date of birth
– date of expiry (must not expire on or before 24 July 2024)

Please ensure the full passport photo page as shown in the example clearly shows the information page with the scanned photograph. Alternatively, a valid (in date) government-issued photo ID card such as a driving license can be provided.

The required information must be displayed in roman characters. Some international passports show information in two scripts (e.g. Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew etc.) – this is acceptable as long as one of them is Roman.​

All applicants must hold valid ID/passport to be able to start the training programme in August 2025.