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Hello (immigration enquiry) I have recently been offered

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(immigration enquiry)

I have recently been offered a foundation doctor job for which a COS has been issued. I have all the other requirements for a tier 2 visa. Problem is my GMC application for full registration is still in process. It is stated on my COS that my GMC registartion is pending. Start date on the COS is the 27th of September. My questions are

A Can i still go ahead with my visa application
B Can i apply for my visa after the said start date on the COS
C Best course of action given the above situation

Thanks
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Who issued you with a cos?
Is a GMC registration necessary for you to be issued with a COS?
When will the GMC registration be complete?

Kind regards
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

COS was issued by my employer (NHS university hospital) and on the COS it actually states GMC pending.


 


GMC registration will be sorted in 2/3weeks.


 


Thanks

Thank you for your reply.

In respect of your questions I will state the following:

1. If your employer is happy for you to be issued with a COS and the home office have not put any objection on the application even though your GMC application is pending there is nothing preventing you for submitting your application, and then submitting the full certificate when obtained thereafter, while your visa application is pending.

2. You my submit your application after the start date stated on your COS.

3. I would suggest as stated above, you submit your application by post and then once you have received a conformation letter that the application has been received you submit evidence that your GMC application for registration has been completed.

The application can be submitted prior to the start date of your COS if you wish.

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Kind regards
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I forgot to mention that I am a Nigerian National and will be applying from my home country.


 


Would your answer remain the same given the above.


 


Thanks again

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, but I do recommend in that case that you do submit your application prior to the start of your COS just in case. I would suggest that you obtain the address of where your application will be decided and write in the application form that you will be submitting evidence regarding your GMC application when you have obtained it. You can then send this when you have received it.

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Kind regards
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