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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. Other fees may be payable in certain circmstances and these are set out below.

Fee changes in 2018

From 1 April 2018, you'll pay less for your registration and annual retention fees. The table below shows what's changing and more information can be found on 'Lower fees in 2018'.

How much do I have to pay?

The fee you pay is dependent on your application type and date you submit it.

Fixed term discounts for newly qualified doctors

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

Fixed term discounts for newly qualified doctors Effective from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018 Effective from 1 April 2018
Application for provisional registration with a licence to practise £90 £50
Application for full registration with a licence to practise £200 £1501
Annual retention fee for full registration with a licence to practise £425 £1502
Annual retention fee for registration without a licence to practise £152 £552

1 The discounted application fee applies to doctors who hold or have previously held provisional registration or for doctors who submit their application within five years of passing a primary medical qualification and do not hold, or have not previously held provisional registration. This discounted fee covers your first year of full registration.

2 The discounted annual retention fee applies to doctors who previously held provisional registration, and is valid for a further period of four continuous years from the date of first full registration grant. Doctors who have not previously held provisional registration but have been awarded a primary medical qualification within five years of applying, are eligible for the discounted fee for up to four years.

Standard fees to join the medical register Effective from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018 Effective from 1 April 2018 
Application for full registration with a licence to practise for doctors not eligible for the discounted fees above £425 £3903 
Application for full registration with a licence to practise for a temporary period for a visiting eminent specialist  £425 £3903 
Scrutiny fee if your application to join the register is refused, closed or withdrawn £90 £90 
Fees to remain on the medical register Effective from1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018 Effective 1 April 2018 
Annual retention fee for registration with a licence to  practise                       £425 £3903 
Annual retention fee for registration without a licence to practise £152 £1403 
Fee for paying the annual retention fee in quarterly or monthly instalments  £8   £0 
Revalidation annual return fee  £250  £250 
Revalidation assessment fee  £1100  £1100 

3 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.

Fees to leave or change your status on the medical register Effective from 3 December 2016 to 31 March 2018 Effective 1 April 2018 
Application fee to give up registration and licence to practise (also known as voluntary erasure)  £10 £10 
Application fee to give up the licence to practise (also known as relinquish licence)  £10  £10 
Application fee to restore the licence to practise  £10  £10 
Application fee for a first licence to practise  £10  £10 
Fee for licence withdrawal (by the GMC)  £10  £10 
Fees to restore to the medical register  Effective from 3 December 2016 to 31 March 2018 Effective 1 April 2018 
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  £325 
Application fee to restore your registration following voluntary erasure (payable in addition to the annual retention fee)  £10  £10 
Fees to join the specialist and GP register  Effective from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018 Effective 1 April 2018 
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)  £420  £420 
Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) £1600  £1600 
Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) £1600  £1600 
An application for specialist or GP registration through the General System of assessment  £1600  £1600 
Application for a CEGPR through an Approved Programme (AP)  £1600  £1600 
Review of an application or a reapplication for a CESR or a CEGPR  £695  £695 
Reassessment of an application for specialist or GP registration that was assessed through the General System of assessment  £695  £695 
Application for a CESR or CEGPR through the combined programme (CP) £420 £420 
Application for sub-specialty recognition £295 £295 
Certificate of GP acquired rights £295 £295 
Review of an application or a reapplication for a Certificate of GP acquired rights £150 £150 
Application to an Appeal Panel (written appeal) £1600 £1600 
Application to an Appeal Panel (oral appeal) £2420 £2420 
Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test fees  Effective from 1 February 2016 to 31 March 2018 Effective from 1 April 2018 
Part 1 of the PLAB test  £230  £230 
Part 2 of the PLAB test  £840  £840 
Request for clerical check of results for the PLAB test £45 £45 

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