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Where can I find information for incoming International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?

A webpage specifically for IMGs can be found on the Scotland Deanery website.

I am an IMG and require a Tier 4 visa, how do I apply? 

If you are an overseas national who is currently at a UK medical school on a student visa then you will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa for your Foundation Training.  Applicants who are UK medical graduates will be entitled to Tier 4 sponsorship for the purpose and duration of the Foundation Programme (two years).  Full details on how you can register for a Tier 4 account will be sent to you by the national Tier 4 team once the final allocations have been published on Oriel (around April).  The national Tier 4 team will issue you with a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number which you will need when applying for your Tier 4 visa.  Your application will be made to the UK Home Office and not to UKFPO, the Tier 4 team or your allocated School or Board. It is your sole responsibility to apply within the appropriate time frames and within the Home Office rules and regulations. 

Information regarding Tier 4 sponsorship can be found on the UKFPO website. Details on how to complete the application form for a Tier 4 visa can be found on the UK Government websiteThe UK Government are responsible for determining the rules around entry to the UK and neither the UKFPO, the Foundation School nor the Board are able to influence these decisions or rulings. Applicants are advised to seek guidance and advice directly from the UK Home Office on entry to the UK.

I am an IMG and require a Tier 2 visa, how do I apply?

If you are an IMG who requires a Tier 2 visa, your information will be passed onto the NES Tier 2 team. Applicants are advised to seek guidance and advice directly from the UK Home Office on entry to the UK.


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