Doctors whose names have been removed from SMC’s Register(s) must apply for their names to be restored to SMC’s Register of Medical Practitioners at a prescribed restoration fee, before the doctor can practise in Singapore again.
Should the doctor wish to practise as a specialist or family physician in Singapore after his/her name is restored to the Register of Medical Practitioners, he/she must apply for accreditation by the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) or the Family Physician Accreditation Board (FPAB) and be registered as a Specialist or Family Physician with SMC before he / she is allowed to do so.
Online Submission of Application
Applications must be submitted online at Login for Doctors & Providers with the doctors’ SMC’s User ID and password. After login is successful, doctors are advised to read the important instructions thoroughly before proceeding with the applications.
In the event that the application for restoration is approved, the doctor may apply for a new practising certificate (PC).
Satisfaction of the criteria for restoration per se does not mean automatic approval for restoration. Each application for restoration will be considered on its own merits.
The average time required for processing a straightforward application is about 3 weeks. Longer processing time is expected if SMC requires additional supporting documentation from the doctors or during peak periods.
The clock for processing will only start if the application and all documents submitted are considered in order by SMC. Incomplete applications will not be clocked and will be considered as withdrawn.