EEA-qualified pharmacists

If you are a national of an European Economic Area (EEA) country and you qualified as a pharmacist in an EEA country other than the UK, you will need to complete the questionnaire in the EEA application pack and return it to us, along with the documentation listed.

EEA qualified pharmacist information pack [PDF 930 KB] 

You will be required to provide information relating to your qualification and/or work experience and arrange for documents to be sent direct to the GPhC by the relevant regulatory body and competent authority in your home country.

Once you have provided the necessary information, we will send you the relevant application form.

Under EU legislation EEA qualified pharmacists can apply to provide temporary and occasional pharmacy services in the UK. For information on what this means and how to apply please contact

English language competency

From 21 November 2016, a new law makes it a legal requirement for you to provide evidence of your English language skills.

You will not be able to register until you have provided evidence that you have the necessary knowledge of English for safe and effective practice. The evidence you provide must comply with our guidance on evidence of English language skills [PDF 793 KB] 

Key parts of the guidance can also be found in the above information pack.

Please be aware that our requirements concerning evidence of English language skills do not replace the very important role that employers will continue to play in checking that you are competent to carry out the role you are applying for and have the necessary knowledge of English to practise safely and effectively, as part of their interview and selection process.

Managing your registration

If your application is successful, you will need to create an account on the myGPhC system to manage your registration and complete your revalidation. We will send you more details in your confirmation letter and you may find this step by step guide to creating an account on myGPhC useful.