UK PLAB 2 EXAM VISA APPLICATION
An applicant who is a qualified doctor outside the UK and wishes to practice medicine in the UK must register with the general Medical Council GMC. The Applicant is required to pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board exam to demonstrate that he/she has the necessary skills and knowledge to practice medicine in the UK.
THE TWO STAGES OF THE PLAB EXAM
The GMC stipulates that doctors must pass Plab Part 1 before they can be admitted to Plab Part 2 of the test and can apply for Plab Visa application. Plab part 1 can be taken in Pakistan or the UK, but Plab part 2 can only be taken in the UK.
If the Applicants successfully completes the PLAB 2 exam it may be possible to apply to stay in the UK as a postgraduate doctor or trainee general practitioner to take a clinical attachment or as doctor in a working visa type.
REQUIREMENTS AND DOCUMENTS FOR THE UK PLAB 2 VISA APPLICATION
To qualify for UK Plab Visa, an applicant must:
- Be a graduate from a medical school, intending to take the PLAB 2 Test in the UK,
- Meet the requirements of immigration rules for entry as a visitor of Plab Visa,
- Provide documentary evidence of a confirmed test date or of their eligibility to take the Plab exam in UK,
- Does not intend to take up employment in the United Kingdom,
- Does not intend to study at a maintained school,
- Will maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately out of resources available to him without recourse to public funds or taking employment,
- A candidate who applies for leave to enter in the United Kingdom to sit the Plab 2 Exam should produce evidence from the GMC.
DURATION OF UK PLAB VISA
The Plab 2 visa will usually be granted for up to six months. However the Applicants can get extensions of up to six months at a time. Upon completion of Plab 2 exam successfully, the applicant may also apply for unpaid clinical attachments for a maximum of 18 months in total.
Doctors applying to take any other test or examination, such as those required to enter one of the Royal Colleges, will also be granted no more than six months of leave.
In addition to Plab Visa requirements mentioned above, online application for this visa and submission of the supporting documents with biometric data in a visa application centre is required.
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAB 2 EXAM VISA FROM PAKISTAN
We at UK Visa Consultants understand that many young doctors may not be financially stable to bear expenses on Plab 2 exam visa application and may be financially dependent on their parents or other relatives.
We have successfully advised doctors in Pakistan on their UK Plab 2 visa application and carefully handled financial sides of their visa applications. Our expert UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore will guide young doctors on every aspect of their Plab 2 visa application so that these young doctors can rather focus on their Plab 2 exam preparations and leave visa application process on us.
Our team of UK Visa Consultants can fully assist you in understanding Plab 2 Visa requirements and provide Plab Visa guidance.
NO RIGHT OF APPEAL AGAINST UK PLAB 2 VISA REFUSAL
Although there is no right of appeal against the refusal of Plab 2 Visa application from Pakistan however there is nothing to be worried about. Plab Visa Application UK refusal can still be appealed by way of a Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be.
JUDICIAL REVIEW AGAINST REFUSAL OF PLAB 2 VISA APPLICATION
An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be lodged in the Upper Tribunal of Asylum and Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be within 3 months of the date of the refusal of the UK visa application. A pre-action protocol is served on the Entry Clearance Officer or the Home Office before initiating a Judicial Review application.
HOW UK VISA CONSULTANTS CAN HELP YOU WITH UK PLAB 2 VISA APPLICATION OR REFUSAL OF PLAB UK VISA APPLICATION
We are one of the leading Visa & Immigration Consultants Lawyers in Lahore, Pakistan. Our UK Immigration and Visa Consultancy firm is centrally located in Phase 2 DHA Lahore Pakistan. For our Office directions, please click here. Haly Tower in DHA Lahore is a well known landmark and there is plenty of basement parking area available for our clients. Our client can benefit from valet service when they arrive. Please give us a call before you arrive so that our friendly and helpful staff can give you our office directions and other details.
There are many individuals and Visa Consultants providing UK Visa consultancy in Lahore Pakistan however we specialize in Visa and Immigration services. Our UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore Pakistan are professional, reliable and trustworthy. Our UK Immigration Consultants provide best customer service, confidentiality and reliable advice to our clients. We take pride in protecting the best interest of our clients.
Initial Consultation for UK Visa Applications
It is our SOP (standard Operating Procedure) to offer paid visa initial consultations who wish to apply for UK visas. This enables us to gauge prospects of your UK Visa & Immigration matter and accordingly decide if we can assist you. If we, after the UK visa consultation, believe that we can prepare your UK Visa Application or appeal against UK Visa refusal, we then quote our fee. Our fees depend on the time we anticipate to prepare your UK Visa Application therefore these vary for everyone. Rest assured we do not surprise our clients with any hidden charges. Clients can visit our offices or take initial consultation via WhatsApp, FacTime, Zoom, Skype, GoogleMeet and other platforms. We have been successfully advising our clients across the globe for the last 15 years.
Preparation of UK Visa Application
Our experts UK Visa Consultants in Lahore Pakistan are equipped with latest and modern technology. We analyse our clients’ personal, familial and financial circumstances. We advise our clients on the required documentation for their UK Visa application, prepare draft letters of support, covering letter and document check list etc. Our UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore Pakistan are expert in UK Visas & Immigration. Call today to book your initial consultation with us either in person or remotely.
Refusal of UK Visa application
We have successfully overturned many UK visa refusals by appealing the decisions in the UK. Our expert UK Visa Consultants in Lahore have necessary knowledge and expertise to direct you in the right direction.
FAQs – Plab VISA UK
Any doctor who is qualified outside the UK and wishes to practice in the UK must register with the general Medical Council GMC and is required to pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board to demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice medicine in the UK.
To qualify for entry clearance of Plab Visa an applicant must:
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 pass the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) and demonstrate their knowledge of English.
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.
Your personal circumstance will determine what supporting documents you need. Nevertheless, every applicant will have to provide two key documents. The first is a valid passport and the second is the evidence of your PLAB 2 booking confirmation.
The PLAB visa will usually be granted for up to six months. However the Applicants can get extensions of up to six months at a time. Upon completion of PLAB test successfully, the applicants may also apply for unpaid clinical attachments for a maximum of 18 months in total.
Young doctors must book accommodation for their entire stay in the UK. It has been observed that some Plab 2 visa applicants want to stay in London or as such out of Manchester and then go to Manchester for couple of days for their Exam. In this case, they can book 2 separate accommodations for their stay in the UK.
At times Plab 2 Visa applicants wish to take academy coaching in the UK before they sit in Plab 2 exam. We have successfully advised young doctors to select right Plab 2 academy in the UK.
The total expense of Plab 2 exam depends on many factors. For example how long the applicant is going to stay in the UK. Does the applicant intend to take Plab 2 academy coaching during their stay in the UK. We can advise Plab 2 applicants on their total expenditure on Plab 2 exam after consultation with them.