English language proficiency | Proof of identity | Eligible witnesses
Applicants must first complete the IMG Questionnaire. You should not complete this questionnaire if you have not applied to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for primary source verification of your qualifications.
After submitting your questionnaire a college staff member will contact you within 5 working days with further details on how to access the application.
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If you submit a document that is not in English, you must attach a word for word English translation by an authorised translation service or professional translator. Notarial translations and extracted translations are not acceptable. Alternatively, you can provide certified copies of all your documentation in English.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
All International Medical Graduates wishing to obtain medical registration in Australia must comply with the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA) English Language Skills registration standard. More information about this standard can be found on the Medical Board of Australia website.
The College currently accepts the following English Language Tests as per the MBA’s registration standards:
PROOF OF IDENTITY
You must provide a certified copy of personal details and signature pages of your passport with your application. If your passport does not have a signature, you are required to submit one of the following current/valid documents as secondary identification with your passport:
Statutory Declaration/Name Variance
A statutory declaration is a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness.
You are required to submit a statutory declaration for any of the following reasons:
The statutory declaration must be certified by an eligible witness.
The certified copy of your original passport page(s) must contain the following information:
You must provide one (1) current passport-sized colour photograph with your application.
All passport-sized photographs must be:
An eligible witness should do the following in the presence of the applicant:
Certified documents must:
The ACD accepts the following persons as eligible witnesses in Australia as per the AMC and MBA guidelines:
The ACD accepts the following persons as eligible witnesses in countries other than Australia as per the AMC and MBA guidelines:
Application forms and documents not correctly certified by an eligible witness are not legally recognised in Australia and will not be accepted.
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