PLAB 1 & 2 in 6 months
That title must have really caught your eye, am I right? In 6 months, how can one possibly begin to think that it is feasible to clear both PLAB exams, and that too while being in the UK on a single visit? Let me first get the disclaimers out of the way: You don’t have to do this. You can take as much as you’d like to complete the PLABs, it’s not a race. As far as GMC has mentioned,

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Tejaswini TS
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Tejaswini TS

I am from India. I want to book PLAB 1 in June. I have got required band in lELTS. Bt to apply for Visa for PLAB 1, do I need to give IELTS UKVI?
Thanks in advance

arun
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arun

Sir
I’m a doctor from India.I plan to appear for plab on june but i’m really confused with the visa.i heard it quite difficult to get a plab visa.Can i apply for a tourist visa without mentioning my intension of writing plab.please reply.

Doctor X
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Doctor X

Sir,
1)I am a doctor from Bangladesh.I plan to appear for plab in September but should I mention plab 1 as the main reason for visiting the UK in my cover letter?
2)I intend to undergo samson course and mocks in the UK,therefore will need to reside in London for more than 20days…should I mention this in my cover letter too?
3) I have a friend who lives in the UK and I will visit him for a week if I am granted a Visa…in that case could I show his place as my accomodation?

Doctor X
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Doctor X

Thank you IBREEZ A. Yes this is a course for plab 1 as far as I have heard from some friends.I have some more questions like 1) Will I be needing my MBBS degree certificate and BMDC registration certificate while applying for Plab 1? 2)Do I need to book my seat for the sept plab 1 exam before I acquire my UK visa? I mean do I need to show proof that I have already booked my plab seat at the time of visa application? 3)Can I stay in the UK an extra week after giving the exam just to… Read more »

Doctor X
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Doctor X

Thank you for your prompt feedback IBREEZ A. Our source of monthly income is totally dependent on house rents we acquire from 2 Flats we own in the city.In the case that my mother acts as my financial sponsor,are bank statements and FDR made in banks enough to prove that she can provide my finances??
2) Do I need to provide an income certificate for my mother?? she has no income and our only source is via house rents…so How do u suggest we show that??

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tarekblogs
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“Moreover PLAB exam is being replaced by a new assessment exam which has been given a working title of United Kingdom Medical Licensing Assessment (UKMLA). I have attached documentary evidence for this.”

Can you please tell me what is this documentary evidence?

Thank you.

tarekblogs
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Thank you so much.

Adam
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Adam

Thank you for this clear guide. I was wondering if it’s hard to get a visa to UK if i’m not currently employed. is it necessary to provide evidence of current employment? what are the chances of my application being refused if i don’t provide such evidence?

Ibrahim Ivan
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Employment is not 100% mandatory for application of visa. If you have a sponsor and all financial circumstances are well explained, visa is not a problem.

Gayasuddin khan
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Gayasuddin khan

Hello
I have got a standard visit which is valid for 6 months, i did not mention plab 1 exam in my visa application, i applied for visit visa. I am now planning to give my plab 1 exam in September, will there be a problem in the future, like when i apply for plab 2 visa, as i had not mentioned in my earlier visa application?

kenshin
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kenshin

Its a wonderful guide .
i have a question –
I m planning to attempt plab 1 on september and join plab 2 course after the attempt.
what shall i write in my itinerary?
or i just mention 7 days stay and after i receive my visa,i overstay?

sudhanshu
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sudhanshu

Hi thanks for guidance. i just wanted to ask can you please clarify what documentary evidence regarding UKMLA should i print and submit for the plab visa from the link given below as it says it will stat in 2022

Here you are: https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/standards-guidance-and-curricula/projects/medical-licensing-assessment

Romana
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Romana

hello sir,
i am from bangladesh.but now i am living in uk as a dependent by dependent visa.i want to appear in plab 1 on next march. So, for appearing in plab 1,do i need to change my visa type?i am very much confused with that question .

Sara
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Sara

Hello, I want to know how soon can I get plab 2 date after passing plab 1? Is it possible to get it in a week or so after passing 1?
Please reply as soon as possible.
Thankyou ?

Nahid Abbasian
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Nahid Abbasian

Hi,
I’m specialist.If I’m accepted through sponsorship route, will I need to pass the PLAB tast?

Ibrahim Ivan
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No. If you get GMC registered via GMC approved sponsor, you won’t need to take PLAB. But, you will have to have required score in IELTS/OET.

onomtonks
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onomtonks

if we follow this plan and pass plab 1 in the June attempt and then stay in UK for plab 2 course/ for the September exam, then we will be unemployed /not practicing for about 2-3 months ,does it have a negative impact on our CV.
btw thanks for this wonderful blog.

sana
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hey i have a question…i am planning to give plab 1 in the uk in june 2019, is there an option of multiple entry when you get a uk visa? because i am planning to give plab 1 and go back to my country, and evn if i dont get multiple entries the next time when i apply for a uk visa again for plab 2 will it be a problem?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

Most of the time the visit visas are given multiple entry. So I don’t think you should be worried about it.

sana
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and i just graduated i have not applied for my countrys license exam i don’t have any registration number, i decided to do plab instead so i can’t show that document , will that be a problem while applying for visa?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

Visa application shouldn’t be a problem as long as you have a valid reason and explained your financial circumstances well.

But remember thar it’s better to be registered in your own (or any) country before you apply for GMC registration

ifujahan@gmail.com
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Hello. I jusr cleared Plab1 exam and i have booked for plab 2 in the month of may 2019. I am a bit confused regarding the visa processing as i shall be sponsoring myself. Regarding the documents of house i live here in Bangladesh i am in a dilemma. I have a house in chittagong but i live with my aunty and work in Dhaka. So what should i do in this scenario ?

JALASHREE S PRAKASH
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hi, im from inida i shall be giving my ielts in feb2019.i would like to give both my plab 1 and 2 n the uk in june n septrmber sessions , is it possible to do so? if yes how and when do i apply for the visa

Rahat misbah
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hello sir,i am from Bangladesh.i cleared my ielts on 21 Dec,this year and i booked for plab1in uk,march,2019.
I haven’t applied for visa yet as my documents are not ready. How long it may take for visa approval?? If i submit my necessary documents after 20th january,2019 when i’ll get my visa confirmation??i’m afraid of being late.

Plabber 1991
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Hello thank u so much for the detailed plog .
I have 2 questions :
1-I am a resident in my home country but unfortunatelly we are not paid its the other way around we pay the medical board to train us. So I do have a job but no salary or bank account but I have a solid sponsor.How do I explain this in the application that I am employed without income??What shoul I put in the question about my salary?
2-Is the letter of support from sponsor and prove of relationship enough??Do I have to submitt the affidavit???
Thanks in advance

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

1. If you are not getting paid, you are not doing a job. If you are paying for a residency program that means you are still a student of the institution, not employed.
2. Please read this, Financial sponsorship fiasco for further details.

kaustubh
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Hi
Thank you for such an informative post.

I’m from India and I’m currently doing my internship which will be completed in February. I want to appear for Plan 1 in June. Do I have to show that I worked somewhere from Feb to Jun ? Or is it ok if I am unemployed? I want to sit at home and study.

Does this period of unemployment cause problem with the visa process?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

If you have a sponsor then being unemployed is not a problem while applying for visit visa. I did the same and got the visa just fine. Please give this post a read, Financial sponsorship fiasco

kaustubh
Member

Thank you for your prompt response. 🙂
While applying for the visitor Visa, should we also have the flight tickets apart from the exam invite?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

No, it is advised by UKVI not to confirm any plane ticket or accommodation before you get the visa. You just show a plan and estimated cost. Please check my application for PLAB 2 visa here, UK Visa for PLAB: Supporting documents.

kaustubh
Member

Thanks a ton!! 🙂

Rhymes
Member

I want to take plab 1 in June.. so I want my visa to start from June only.. do I have to specify it in my application, as I want to complete both plab 1 and 2 in same visa period

Member

Hello! Is it possible if one stays in uk for a week , as mentioned in the post, come back and apply for plab 2 during the same visa? I mean can a person do multiple entries in the same visa period?

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

Most of the time visit visas are multiple entry visa. So, yeah you can come back and forth in UK within that 6 months period.

Rhymes
Member

Do we have to explain the immigration department about our visit when we go there for second time

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

Every time you cross the UK border, you will asked about your purpose. It’s a default things they ask. Say what are you going to do and that’s it. What is there to hide?

Member

Hello
I am from india who has done her mbbs from china last year ie: in 2018. i got the required IELTS. score this month but i have not yet cleared the license exam of my country, will there be any problem for applying visa for PLAB 1 exam iin june.

Ibrahim Ivan
Admin

PLAB 1 exam doesn’t require any license.

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