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All doctors pay a fee to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) and an annual retention fee (ARF) to remain on our register. A fee is also payable to leave or change your status on the register, or restore your name to the register.
On 1 July 2016, we introduced a fee for credit card transactions (1.5%) and a fee for paying the annual retention fee in quarterly or monthly instalments (£8). Read more about the new instalment fee.
From 3 December 2016, we will introduce a fee of £10 if your registration status on the medical register changes. Read more about the upcoming change.
We are determined to keep our costs down and ensure the main fee paid by doctors - the annual retention fee - is kept as low as possible in the future. Please read about how we use your fee.
The fee you pay is dependent on your application type and date you submit it.
Fees to join the medical register
Fees to remain on the register
Fees to leave or change your status on the register
Fees to restore to the register
Fees to join the specialist or GP register
Fees to take the PLAB test
1Doctors whose gross annual worldwide income from all sources is below the specified income threshold may be entitled to a 50% discount on the value of their annual retention fee. Further information can be found on our income discount page.
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