Since January 18th 2016, new European rules have entered into force regarding foreign degree holders.
Objective of the rules is the enhancement of labour mobility. In this Manual for recognition, the RGS guides the doctor through the application process.
Previously recognition of a foreign degree automatically led tot registration. Since January 2016 doctors have become subject to additional registration requirements. The most important changes are:
A doctor with a foreign specialist’s degree who wants to practise his/her profession in the Netherlands and therefore wants to be registered as a specialist must submit an application for recognition and an application for registration to the RGS. The RGS handles both applications simultaneously. The doctor can submit both applications to the RGS on one form and the RGS will inform the doctor of its decision on both applications in a single letter.
For more information, please contact the Bureau of the Commission for the Registration of Medical Specialists, department Foreign Qualifications Department, telephone: (+31)(0)88 440 43 30; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org