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What is SMR?

SMR stands for Swiss Mutual Recognition, a scheme that makes sure professional qualifications are recognised across EU member states. For applicants who trained outside the UK, this entitles them to periods of adaptation if their application is unsuccessful.

Applicants who trained outside the UK and are eligible for SMR must apply through this route, rather than an 'international' application, as they are subject to a different law.

 

Who can apply via SMR

To be eligible to apply for registration based on mutual recognition under the Swiss Citizens Rights Agreement you must be:

  • A Swiss national.
  • A non-EEA member state national who is the spouse or dependant of a Swiss national.
  • A UK national settled in Switzerland.
  • A non-EEA member state national who is the spouse or dependant of UK nationals settled in Switzerland.

And

  • Your qualification was obtained in the EEA or Switzerland by 31 December 2020
  • You hold a third country qualification that is recognised in Switzerland by 31 December 2020
  • You have completed an application to have your qualification recognised in Switzerland by 31 December 2020

How to apply via SMR

Unlike a regular international application, which can be done online, applying via SMR requires a paper application form. You'll need to send this, along with your documentation, via recorded post to our offices.

When we receive a full application and it is accepted for processing, we'll email you with a link to pay your scrutiny fee.

Aftet that your SMR application will follow the format of the standard international applications assessment process.

Need help?

If you still have a question about international applications, please contact our International team:




More contact options are available on the team's contact page.

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