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Our registration fees

You must pay a fee to register with us. This page tells you how to pay your initial fee for registration with a licence to practise.

How much to pay

Fixed term discounts for newly qualified doctors

Application for full registration with a licence to practise: £1501 from 1 April 2018 

Application for provisional registration with a licence to practise:
£50 - from 1 April 2018 (previously £90 - from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018)

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.

Standard fees to join the medical register

Application for full registration with a licence to practise for doctors not eligible for the discounted fees: £3903 from 1 April 2018 

Application for full registration with a licence to practise for a temporary period for a visiting eminent specialist:
£3903 from 1 April 2018 (previously £425 from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018)

Scrutiny fee if your application to join the register is refused, closed or withdrawn:
£90 from 1 April 2018 (previously £90 from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018)

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.

How to pay

When you apply online for registration with a licence to practise using GMC Online, you must pay by credit or debit card. We accept all major cards apart from American Express. If you can't apply online or pay by credit or debit card, please contact us for advice.

Tax relief and receipts

We're on the list of HM Revenue & Customs approved organisations. This means you may be able to claim tax relief on your registration fee. Further information can be found on the HMRC website.

You'll need payment receipts to claim, you can them from your GMC Online account.