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Student Transfers

This form is for those student registrants who wish to apply to transfer from the register of student dispensing opticians to the register of student optometrists, or from the register of student optometrists to the register of student dispensing opticians. 

If you are not on a student register but have been on one previously and wish to re-join the same register you need to complete a student restoration form found here.

If you are not on a student register but have been on one previously and wish to join the other student register, you need to complete a student registration form found here

How to transfer

What do I have to do?

Complete and submit the electronic form below.

Acrobat Reader icon Student Transfer Application Guidance Form

What happens next?

Once we have received your correctly completed form we will confirm your enrolment with your new educational establishment. 

For applications received between 15 August - 31 October they will be processed by the end of October. Your educational establishment is aware of this timeframe. At any other time of year your application will be processed within five working days of receipt of your form. 

If there are any mistakes in your application we may cancel it and request that you re-submit correctly. 

What do I get on successful application?

You will receive an email confirming your transfer and your new GOC number. 

What happens if I don't transfer?

You will be breaking the law if you are conducting certain activities while on the incorrect register. 

You will not be able to sit your examinations. 

We may not recognise your qualification when you apply to join the full register. 

You may not be covered with adequate and appropriate indemnity insurance. 

You may be removed from the student register completely as you will no longer be associated with your previous educational establishment.

Application to transfer 

  1. Section 1 - Transfer Information
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  6. Section 2 - Current registration details
  7. Your first name(s), and last name will appear on the public register and may be made available to third parties.
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  10. Email address
  11. Confirmation of transfer will be sent to this email address.
  12. Once the transfer is completed please log in to your MyGOC account to ensure we have the correct contact information, including physical address, on record.
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  14. Section 3 - Fitness to train declarations
  15. You must provide details of any criminal, disciplinary, or mental and/or physical health conditions that may currently affect your fitness to train.
  16. We provide further guidance on 'Making Declarations' here.  This link will open a new tab, you will not lose progress made on this application form.

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  19. If you answered 'Yes' you must follow this link to provide full details of your declaration here. This link will open a new tab, you will not lose progress made on this application form. 

  20. Failure to provide full details will delay your application.
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  22. Section 4 - Declaration of information
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