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Fees

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.

Fee changes in 2016

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.

How much do I have to pay?

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

Fees to join the medical register Effective from 1 April 2016
Application for full registration with a licence to practise for doctors who hold, or have previously held, provisional registration £200
Application for full registration with a licence to practise for doctors who  submit their application within two years of passing a primary medical qualification (and no not hold, or have not previously held provisional registration) £200
Application for full registration with a licence to practise for doctors not covered by the scenarios above  £425
Application for full registration with a licence to practise for a temporary period for a visiting eminent specialist  £425
Application for provisional registration with a licence to practise (for three years and 30 days) £90 
Scrutiny fee if your application to join the register is refused, closed or withdrawn £90
Fees to remain on the medical register Effective from1 April 2016
Annual retention fee for registration with a licence to  practise                       £425 1
Annual retention fee for registration without a licence to practise £152 1
Fee for paying the annual retention fee in quarterly or monthly instalments  £8  
Revalidation annual return fee  £250 
Revalidation assessment fee  £1100 
Fees to leave or change your status on the medical register Effective from 3 December 2016
Application fee to give up registration and licence to practise (also known as voluntary erasure)  £10
Application fee to give up the licence to practise (also known as relinquish licence)  £10 
Application fee to restore the licence to practise  £10 
Application fee for a first licence to practise  £10 
Fee for licence withdrawal (by the GMC)  £10 
Fees to restore to the medical register  Effective from 3 December 2016 
Restoration fee payable when you apply to restore your name to the register following an administration erasure (payable in addition to the annual retention fee)  £325 
Application fee to restore your registration following voluntary erasure (payable in addition to the annual retention fee)  £10 
Fees to join the specialist and GP register  Effective from 1 April 2015 
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)  £420 
Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) £1600 
Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) £1600 
An application for specialist or GP registration through the General System of assessment  £1600 
Application for a CEGPR through an Approved Programme (AP)  £1600 
Review of an application or a reapplication for a CESR or a CEGPR  £695 
Reassessment of an application for specialist or GP registration that was assessed through the General System of assessment  £695 
Application for a CESR or CEGPR through the combined programme (CP) £420
Application for sub-specialty recognition £295
Certificate of GP acquired rights £295
Review of an application or a reapplication for a Certificate of GP acquired rights £150
Application to an Appeal Panel (written appeal) £1600
Application to an Appeal Panel (oral appeal) £2420
Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test fees  Effective from 1 February 2016 
Part 1 of the PLAB test  £230 
Part 2 of the PLAB test  £840 
Request for clerical check of results for the PLAB test £45

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.

Other pages in this section

You can find further information on:

  1. Registration fees
  2. Specialist or GP registration fees
  3. Specialist and GP registration appeals fees
  4. Annual retention fees
  5. Applying for an income discount
  6. Help with fees for refugee doctors
  7. Application refunds and scrutiny fees