IMC Registration

Any doctor who would like to practice medicine in Ireland is required by law to be registered with the Irish Medical Council (IMC).

If you are an EU-qualified doctor, it could take 6 - 10 weeks from the time of submitting the application to obtain the registration with the Irish Medical Council. In case of non-EU qualified doctors, it is wise to plan some months ahead as the registration can take 6 - 9 months, and if you are required to sit PRES exams, it will go beyond that. The Irish Medical Council encourages doctors to ensure only complete applications are submitted as any errors and / or missing paperwork can significantly delay the procedures.

You can find out all the required information on the IMC website:

The website includes information on the application process, Guide to Registration, PRES exams Handbook, fees and more.

If the information provided on the website does not clarify your situation and you would like to discuss your personal circumstances with the IMC, you can contact the Registration Office by ringing 00353 1 498 3100 or e-mailing The phone lines are open Monday to Friday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and then 2 pm to 4 pm.