Pakistani or International trained Health Professionals who want to apply Immigration to UK who want to practise their profession in UK need to be registered and hold a license or authorisation to HCPC. The Council regulate 15 Heath Professional.

1.Arts therapists
2.Biomedical scientists
3.Chiropodists / podiatrists
4.Clinical scientists
6.Hearing aid dispensers
7.Occupational therapists
8.Operating department practitioners
12.Practitioner psychologists
13.Prosthetists / orthotists
15.Speech and language therapists

International Application Route

Your application route depends on whether you completed your training in the UK or internationally. International applicants who have completed professional training outside the UK and whose names have not been on the Register before.

1 Submit forms and scrutiny fee
2 Receive confirmation letter and reference number
3 Processing and assessment
4 Decision letter


Application received by HCPC

If your application is accepted for processing, we will take the scrutiny payment (£550) at this stage. We will contact you with a payment confirmation and provide you with the application reference number in the following format: ‘AA123456’. This reference number is important and you should use this each time you contact the HCPC to discuss your application through each stage.

If your application is not accepted for processing because of missing information, we will return it to the address on the form. You will then need to resubmit your application


Initial processing – within four weeks from receipt

During this period we will contact your education provider, any relevant regulatory or professional bodies and any professional referees. We may also ask an outside agency to conduct these checks on our behalf. This is to verify the information that you have provided. We will not wait to hear from these contacts before sending your application to the next stage. You do not need to do anything until we have notified you of the outcome of the next stage of the process.


Assessment – within 60 working days from receipt

The next stage is the assessment of your regulated education and training (for practice in another relevant European state) and any other relevant education, training or experience.

First, they will compare your regulated education and training with our standards of proficiency. If they identify shortfalls, they will look to see if these have been made up through any other relevant education, training or experience. They will then send a recommendation to the Education and Training Committee (ETC). This recommendation will be then reviewed by the ETC who will send their decision to you.

We will endeavour to send a Record of Assessment to you within 60 working days of receipt. This Record of Assessment may include a request for further information which will prolong the processing time of your application. For this reason it is important that you include as much relevant information as possible when you submit your application.

Fee Of Assessment

If your application is accepted for processing, we will take the scrutiny payment (£550) from your account.

If you are Unsuccessful?

You will be notified about the outcome of your application in writing. If you are unsuccessful then you may choose two way to make yourself successful.

If you do not meet the Standards of Proficiency, you will be asked to provide further information. The assessors will then decide if it is appropriate to undertake a test of competence. A period of adaptation is not available for international applicants. There is no other route to registration.


Mahmood Saleem
Advocate High Court
Immigration Consultant

By mahmood