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Applying for registration

This section contains information on how to register as a student, full registrant and non-UK applicant. You can also find out how to register a specialty and a body corporate .

For newly qualified applicants ready to join the optometrist or dispensing optician register please follow this link

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact our registration team on 020 7580 3898 (option one).

Our service commitment
Correctly completed applications for full registration will be processed within five working days of receipt, except where a declaration has been provided. During our busy periods mid-August to 31 October a full registration application may take up to 10 working days to process. 

Applications for student registration received during September and October will be processed by 31 October. Applications received at other times will be processed in line with our normal service standards.

Content Panels

Search our registers

Search our registers

Find a registered individual practitioner or business.

MyGOC area

MyGOC area

Registrants can update their contact details, log CET points or complete their annual retention.

Registration forms

Registration forms

Download any of our registration forms, including restoration, specialty and student transfer.

About registration

About registration

Read about the importance of checking an optician's registration