If you are a nurse or a midwife who completed their training outside of the European Economic Area, (EEA), you must obtain registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. All applicants will be tested for their competence to work as a nurse or midwife through a two-part test.Back to contents
Part one - computer-based multiple-choice examination which is accessible around the world for applicants to access in their home countries.
Part two - practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which will must be undertaken in the United Kingdom.Back to contents
From 6 April 2017, nurses and midwives applying to register with the NMC will have to the opportunity to sit an OSCE a third time if they need to. They will now only have to wait three months, and not six months, to undertake this third sitting. This will enable pre-registration nurses residing in the UK under a Tier 2 visa to pass the OSCE within the eight months' time limit granted by their visa to successfully complete the exam.Back to contents
After you have taken your OSCE assessment, your employer/sponsor is under a legal duty to do the following within 10 working days:
Please contact the Immigration Advice Service if you have failed the OSCE either on the first or second attempt and you are residing in the United Kingdom under a Tier 2 (General) visaBack to contents
Page last updated - 25/01/2018