Advice for EEA Applications : Germany
This advice sheet is aimed to assist your application for registration. It is for the use of nationals of Member States of the European Economic Area.
What the GDC will require:
a completed application form;
a certified copy of your passport (see below);
a certified copy of your diploma/degree in dentistry (see below);
a certificate of good standing
a certificate which confirms that your qualification meets the minimum standards agreed under Article 1 of the second Dental Directive 78\687\EEC and
Where your documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by translations into English by a qualified translator. The translator must provide his/her name and business address and certify in English, that the translations accurately reflect the texts in the original language.
Please note that the your full name must correspond on all documents. If your name has changed you must include documentary evidence (e.g. marriage certificate).
1. Registration Details: your personal declaration. The details that you complete will be those details which will be entered on to the Dentists Register if your application is successful.
2. Health and character declaration: the character reference must be provided by another professional such as a doctor, (but not the doctor who completes the health certificate on the form) a dentist or a lawyer who has known you for over one year and who is not a close member of your family. The character reference must be no more than three months old at the time the application for registration is completed.
The health certificate must be completed by a registered medical practitioner who is not a member of your family. The certificate must be no more than three months old at the time the application for registration is completed.
Please read guidance notes attached to the application form for further information.
3. Health and character self- declaration: this declaration should be completed and signed by the applicant. Please read guidance notes attached to the application form for further information.
Certified copies of documents:
The GDC will accept photocopies of your passport and your degree/diploma. The copies must be certified by someone entitled to practise law in their country, or by an authorised officer of an embassy or by a notary public (this therefore excludes the police and civic officials).
The certified copy must state in English that the copy of a document “is a true copy of the original document”.
The certified copy must contain the name, profession, signature and address of the person certifying. Ideally, a stamp should confirm this information.
The person certifying must not the applicant himself/herself, his/her spouse or a member of his/her family.
Certificate of good standing and certificate of EEA compliance.
If you are a graduate of a university in Germany you must ensure that you have the following two documents:
a certificate which confirms that your qualification meets the minimum standards agreed under Article 1 of the second Dental Directive 78\687\EEC. The original documents must be provided to the GDC. This certificate should be issued by must be issued by the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Soziale Sicherung in Berlin or Bonn
The certificate of good standing must be issued by the dental authority where you last worked. If you have been working in Germany the certificate of good standing should be issued by your local dental authority.
The certificate of good standing must be less than three months old at the time the application for registration is completed.
Hints on completing any GDC forms
Please be specific when completing forms.
When advising of your original degree title, for example;
“Licenciado en Odontologia” not “Dental Degree”
“Tandläkare” not “DDS”
“Tandlaege” not “Master of Dental Sciences”
Please set out foreign addresses consistently in local post office format
Please submit higher qualifications only after registration
The amount you must pay depends on the date when you apply to be registered.
Applied in (2004);
You can pay by:
debit or credit card details (see form, part 5);
a cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch;
a banker’s draft, payable through a UK bank;
or United Kingdom Postal Orders.
Do I have to apply in person?
No. The completed application can be posted to this office.
How long will my application take?
Provided that your documents are in order, the GDC will aim to consider your application within ten working days. This process will be delayed if you do not provide all of the information that we require. The Council reserves the right to request a personal interview with an applicant if the Registrar is not satisfied with an application.
Can I work in the meantime?
No. It is illegal to practise dentistry in the UK before a registration number is issued.
all parts of the application form completed;
a certified copy of your passport;
a certified copy of your dental degree/diploma;
an original certificate of good standing;
an original certificate of EEA compliance (Dental Directive 78\687\EEC);
translations of documents (that are in a language other than English) and
If you are unclear about any matter, please telephone the GDC Registration Department:
Communications team for Advice, Assistance & Support they are:
Liz Da Silva
37 Wimpole Street,
+44 (0)20 7887 3800
+44 (0)20 7224 3294