How and when to apply for a discount

Fixed term discount

You don't apply for this discount – it's automatically applied to your fee. It's calculated when you make your initial application for registration online.

Apply for income discount

You can apply for income discount:

  • three months before an annual retention fee year begins
  • any time during the annual retention fee year
  • within three months of the annual retention fee year ending.

For example: Your annual retention fee date is 1 August. You’re applying for the year 2021–22. The earliest you can apply is 1 May 2021. The latest you can apply is 31 October 2022.


You can apply for income discount through GMC Online in My Account. Or you can complete the Income discount application form digitally. Send to


You can also contact us by telephone. A contact centre adviser will process an application for you over the phone.


Complete the Income discount application form and send to: General Medical Council, Fees Team, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW