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.

(i) The IELTS is designed to ascertain whether the doctor has a reasonable command of the English language in order to sit The PLAB test.

(ii) The IELTS tests are held both overseas in various countries and in the United Kingdom.

(iii) If the doctor passes the different stages of the test he will be allowed to sit the PLAB test in the United Kingdom.

(iv) Doctors are required to take the PLAB test to demonstrate their knowledge of medical English and their medical skills and knowledge.

(v) The PLAB test is divided into two separate assessments, Part 1 and Part 2.

(vi) The GMC stipulates that doctors must pass Part 1 before they can be admitted to Part 2 of the test.

  1. 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 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.

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

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for UK visas 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.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for UK Visa to take the PLAB test, we will do the following  immigration casework for you:

  • Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your application for UK Visa to take the PLAB test;
  • Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application to take the PLAB test;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for UK visa to take the PLAB test;
  • Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you and/or your sponsor;
  • Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you and/or your UK sponsor;
  • Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application for UK visa to take the PLAB test;
  • Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for an expeditious decision on your application for UK visa to take the PLAB test;
  • Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the UK Border Agency and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter;
  • Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application for UK visa to take the PLAB test;
  • Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

Our Fee For UK Visa To Take The PLAB Test

  • We will charge you a fee from £700.00 (no VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for entry clearance (visa) for the UK to take the PLAB test. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the UKBA on the entry clearance application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.
     

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Sunrise Solicitors Limited

228 Merton High Street
South Wimbledon
London SW19 1AU

Telephone: 020 8543 0999

Fax: 020 8543 0900

Email: enquiries@sunrisesolicitors.co.uk 

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd and is registered under company registration no. 6405492. The registered office is at 228 Merton High Street, South Wimbledon, London SW19 1AU. A list of Directors and other members of staff is available for inspection at the registered office. Sunrise Solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA Registration No. 490903 and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.