PLAB Examination UK Visa- Register with GMC- Clinical Attachments

Apply for UK PLAB 1, Plab 2 Exam Visa- For Medical Professionals to Practice in UK


The PLAB is the examination by which international medical graduate or doctors students can prove that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice as a doctor in the United Kingdom. Should you planning to appear in the examination and you need help for any aspect of the test booking process and visa application for the purpose, we can assist you in the following aspects:

  • Advice to Make Visa Application
  • List of Documents to Make Visa Application
  • Full Visa Application Preparation
  • Submission of Visa Application as your Legal Representative (Licenced by OISC, Government of UK)
  • Follow up of Visa Application
  • Assistance to Register with Medical Council, United Kingdom
  • Pay your PLAB Test Fee on your Behalf (even on short notice)
  • Any other related assistance

Eligibility Requirements

Doctors who qualified overseas and hold a qualification which is not recognised by the UK must pass the PLAB test in order to register with the GMC. Before coming to the UK they must pass a pre-assessment test the ‘International English Language Testing System’ (IELTS) assessment test. PLAB test is divided into two separate assessments, Part 1 and Part 2. The GMC stipulates that doctors must pass Part 1 before they can be admitted to Part 2 of the test. 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.

Genuine Visitor

  1. The applicant must satisfy the decision maker that they are a genuine visitor, which means the applicant:
    1. (a) will leave the UK at the end of their visit; and
    2. (b) will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK their main home; and
    3. (c) is genuinely seeking entry or stay for a purpose that is permitted under the visitor route; and
    4. (d) will not undertake any of the prohibited activities and
    5. (e) must have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to their visit without working or accessing public funds, including the cost of the return or onward journey, any costs relating to their dependants, and the cost of planned activities, such as private medical treatment (and the applicant must show that any funds they rely upon are held in a financial institution permitted in Appendix Finance).
  2. In assessing whether an applicant has sufficient funds , the applicant’s travel, maintenance and accommodation may be provided by a third party only if that third party:
    1. (a) has a genuine professional or personal relationship with the applicant; and
    2. (b) is not, or will not be, in breach of immigration laws at the time of the decision or the applicant’s entry to the UK as a visitor; and
    3. (c) can and will provide support to the applicant for the intended duration of the applicant’s stay as a visitor.

Overseas graduates from medical, dental or nursing schools may:

  1. (a) undertake clinical attachments or dental observer posts provided these are unpaid and involve no treatment of patients, where the additional requirements of Appendix V are also met; and
  2. (b) take the following test/examination in the UK:
    1. (i) the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board test, where the additional requirements of Appendix V are also met; or
    2. (ii) the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations for overseas, where the additional requirements of Appendix V are also met.

Home Office, Embassy and NHS Health Surcharge Fees: Costs of Visa Application

Spouse Visa/ Unmarried Civil Partner/ Switching to Spouse VisaOutside UK £
Home Office Application Fee115
NHS Health Surcharge0
Biometric Fee0
Biometric Appointment Fee 0-120
Total (without appointment fee)£115*
*While making application from outside UK, the fee is paid in local currency. In that case, banks normally charge a currency conversion fee which is in addition to the Home Office Fee. Home Office also charge high rate for the fee when showing fee in local curreny or GBP, Euro or USD. For an application made on 7 June 2022 for 6 months visa, the actual cost was £108.10.

Switching PLAB Visa to other visa route or Point Based System

Doctors who pass the PLAB test are not permitted to switch into any skilled employment route within the points-based system. Those Doctors in the UK to take the PLAB test are not permitted to switch into the category for Postgraduate doctors, dentists and trainee practitioners. Doctors who come to the UK to take the PLAB test may undertake periods of clinical attachment during the validity of their visa. From outside UK, they can apply for Health and Care Visa (Skilled Worker Visa for Health Processionals) if like to work in UK as a Health Professional including Doctor, Dentist, Consultant, Nurse or midwives.

Extend PLAB Visa in UK

If for any reason your exam is delayed for any reason or due to Covid-19 or cancelled or you failed the exam and would like to have another attempt or you are unable to travel back to your country due to the travel restrictions, the obvious question one would ask ‘Can I extend my PLAB Visa in the UK?‘. There is no simple answer to the question. Such visas can only be extended in exceptional circumstances. Book a Consultation with one of our experts to find out your options.

PLAB Exam Fees

Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test feesEffective from 1 April 2020Effective from 1 April 2021
Part 1 of the PLAB test£239£240
Part 2 of the PLAB test£875£879
Fees correct at the time of writing, Subject to change.

Processing time

Applications are normally decided within 4-6 weeks of attending Biometric Appointment. Complex applications can take longer than this.

Service we offer

You can book the service online, email or phone. Once booked, we will take care of everything for you.

Book Online

ServiceDescription of ServiceFixed Fees
Book Full Application Preparation & Submission Service Comprehensive service. All work covered from start to the end. Fixed Fee, No VAT, No Hidden Charges. Allocated caseworker. The Fees is for the first applicant. An additional dependant pays discounted fee.
 Full advice about all queries related to visa application
 List of documents for your immigration application
 Full prepare and complete the application form
 Pay visa fees and other applicable fees on your behalf – Of course you will reimburse us for any disbursements
 Submit the application form and application as registered immigration representative
 Upload all the documents or submit to the Home Office by post
 Book Bio-metrics appointment to capture your fingerprints and photo at one of the visa application centre
 Continuous advice from the day one until a decision is made by the embassy or Home Office

Other ways to Book UK Visa Services with ZR Visas, UK

You can book a service online by following the above links. Alternatively please provide us with your full name, full address, email address and contact number, we will book service for you-
By phone: UK +44 1782 977 899
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WhatsApp/ Text Message Only: UK +447944132344

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