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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. We also charge fees for administering the PLAB tests, and for specialist or GP registration applications.
For more information on the fees effective from 1 April 2016 please see our press release.
You can find further information on:
1 This includes a non-refundable scrutiny fee should your application be refused, closed or withdrawn.
2 Doctors 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.
3 The fee for provisional registration is for three years and 30 days.
4 A restoration fee is charged to doctors restoring to the Register following administrative erasure.
5 From 25 June 2014, European doctors granted registration without a licence due to insufficient evidence that they have the necessary knowledge of English language to practise safely in the UK, will receive a refund of the licence part of their fee.
*Any annual return submitted on or after 18 January 2016 will be charged a new fee.
**Any PLAB tests booked on or after 1 February 2016 will be charged the new fee.
Following a review of the cost of delivering our services, some new transaction fees are being introduced in the summer of 2016.
You can find out more detail about these, such as credit card fees, in our article.
Our fee levels are under constant review and we will communicate any other changes to our fees, before they happen.
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