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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.
Council has agreed to freeze all registration fees, including the annual retention fee, from 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018. Further details are in the table below.
The transaction fee for making payments by credit card will be reduced from 1.5% to 1.2% from April 2017, to reflect a reduction in the charges passed on to us by card issuers.
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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