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Good News For OET Takers: New Official Exemption To Facilitate Working In The United Kingdom

Discussion in 'UKMLA (PLAB)' started by Egyptian Doctor, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian Doctor Moderator Verified Doctor

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    As we know for foreign doctors interested in working in the United Kingdom, they have to pass an English language test either IELTS or OET, for IELTS takers they can get their visa and work permit directly after getting their GMC license, while for OET takers they had to pass additional test called IELTS UKVI before practicing medicine there.

    Today the official website for the British government announced that due to shortage in doctors and other healthcare professionals, they do not have to take IELTS UKVI after OET, and they will be allowed to get their Tier 2 visa directly.

    You can read it clearly in this section: "The Home Office has also streamlined English language testing ensuring that doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives who have already passed an English language test accepted by the relevant professional body, do not have to sit another test before entry to the UK on a Tier 2 visa. This change will make sure that hospitals and medical practices across the country will be able to access the staff they need more quickly."

    It is now much easier than any time before for foreign doctors to get a medical license in UK and find jobs there, to find more information about OET and PLAB check our topics in PLAB Forum.

    Update: 11/9/2019:

    This is an E-mail from OET confirming what we have mentioned above.



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