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How to apply


The application process is made up of 2 steps:

  1. Filling in the online registration form where you can upload all required documents and pay your registration fee.
  2. Having a video appointment 

Please note, if you were previously registered with the RCVS, you will need to apply to restore your name to the Register.

Important Notes

Applications can be received up to six months before you would like to be admitted.  Please avoid submitting your application any earlier than this as we will not be able to hold it open for you.

We aim to process all applications within four calendar weeks** of receiving your application and all supporting documents in the correct format.

All applications are processed in order of the date they are received. We unfortunately cannot fast track an application.

**During busy periods, our processing times can increase to six calendar weeks. We will inform you of this where relevant.  Our priority will always be to process your application as quickly as possible, and we thank you for your patience.

1. Online registration form and fee payment

Collect all the required documents for submission, relevant to your country of qualificationPlease make sure that you comply with the eligibility criteria.

Complete the online registration form uploading all required documents and making your fee payment.

2. Your appointment

You will receive further information during the processing of your application regarding the video registration appointment date.

We are currently carrying out video appointments via Microsoft Teams. When we have received all required documents and your fee, a video appointment will then be arranged to complete your registration. We will send you an invitation, you will need to ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams App ahead of the appointment.

On the day of your video appointment, you will need to have your passport ready for presenting.