Apply for your first licence to practise
If you already hold registration and need to apply for your first licence to practise.
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Chat to us, Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.
If you're not practising medicine or are in other work that doesn’t require registration or a licence to practise you can apply to give up your whole registration or just your licence. You can apply to restore it again when you're ready.
If you give up your licence only, you will still be able to prove your good standing with us to other organisations, but you will pay a reduced annual retention fee. You will not be able to practise medicine in the UK.
If you give up your registration, you will not have to pay an annual retention fee. You will not be able to practise medicine in the UK.
You can only restore to the type of registration you last held. You may choose to do this with or without a licence. If you already hold registration without a licence, you can apply for your first licence or to restore your licence if you have previously given it up.