Proof of no restrictions of authority or criminal convictions

When submitting your application for BIG registration you must provide proof that you are not subject to any restrictions of authority for your profession in another country and that you have no criminal convictions. Make sure that you have the corresponding declarations before you apply for BIG registration. This will prevent delays in the application and any unnecessary extra costs.

Requirements applicable to the declarations

  • You must submit both declarations from the country in which you obtained your qualification and from all countries in which you attended additional internships or medical internships, or worked in your profession, for longer than three months after you had obtained your qualification.
  • You must submit a separate certificate for each country.
  • These declarations must not be more than three months old.
  • The declarations must be originals or authenticated copies. Ordinary copies of the original or of the authenticated copy are not valid.

The declarations
 

Proof that no restrictions of authority are applicable.

This declaration is generally known as a Certificate of Current Professional Status (CCPS). On the list of competent authorities you will find the foreign organisations known to us from which you can obtain a CCPS or information about a CCPS.

Have you never been registered or are you no longer currently registered?

If so, you cannot submit a CCPS from the country in question. You must then submit a declaration stating that you are not registered and have never been registered. This declaration is often referred to as a Certificate of non-registration. The requirements applicable to this document are the same as the requirements for the CCPS.

If you are unable to obtain a declaration from the competent authorities, you must demonstrate this, for example by submitting your correspondence with the competent authority. We will then look to see if a suitable solution is available for the processing of your dossier.

Proof that shows that you have no criminal convictions

This declaration is generally known as a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC). This is proof which shows that you do not have any criminal convictions in the country in which you obtained your qualification and in all countries in which you attended additional internships or medical internships, or worked in your profession, for longer than three months after you had obtained your qualification. This certificate can usually be obtained from the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of the Interior in the country concerned..