Readmission to the register

Find out about who needs to apply for readmission, our requirements and the application process

This information is for nurses and midwives only.

If you’re registered with us as a nursing associate, please contact us to find out what to do if you need to do to apply for readmission.

If you have previously been on our register and you wish to re-join after a break, you will need to meet some requirements and apply for readmission via NMC Online.

Readmission can take between two and six weeks depending on your circumstances.

Who needs to apply for readmission

There are several reasons why you might want to re-join our register.

Find out who needs to apply for readmission.

Readmission requirements

Our requirements depend on when you lapsed your registration and whether you have practised for sufficient hours.

  1. Most people who want to re-join our register and are applying for readmission will need to meet the general readmission requirements.
  2. If your registration has lapsed within six months of your most recent revalidation date then you will be required to complete some of the revalidation requirements.

Further information is available in our checklist of requirements and details of the requirements pages.

The application process

In most circumstances you can apply for readmission through your NMC Online account.

When you log in to your NMC Online account there will be an alert inviting you to make an application for readmission.

Find out how to apply for readmission.