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Paying your fee

How to pay your annual fee

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Login to NMC Online to pay your annual fee by:

  • annual or quarterly direct debit, or
  • credit or debit card.

When you need to pay

Your payment is due by your fee expiry date. You can check your date in NMC Online.

It’s important that you pay your fee on time, otherwise your registration will automatically lapse and you won’t be able to practise until you’re readmitted to the register – this can take between two and six weeks.

Set up a Direct Debit

If you have a UK bank account, you can set up a Direct Debit to pay your fee in one annual amount or in four quarterly instalments.

It takes 11 days for us to set up a Direct Debit with your bank, so you should do this at least 11 days before the first of your fee expiry month. If you want to set up a Direct Debit after this date you’ll need to make the first payment by debit or credit card.

To set up a Direct Debit, login to NMC Online and go to the account services section.

Once your Direct Debit is set up we’ll send you an email telling you when your payment will be collected.

Our emails may go into your junk email folder so make sure you check it regularly. To stop this add noreply@nmc-uk.org to your safe senders list.

Paying by annual Direct Debit

We’ll collect your fee every year on or around 1st of your fee expiry month.

If we’re not able to collect your Direct Debit, we’ll attempt to recollect on or around 10th of your fee expiry month.

If we’re again unable to collect it then, you’ll need to login to NMC Online to pay by credit or debit card.

We’ll send you a final notice 14 days before your payment’s due. If you don’t pay your fee by your fee expiry date your registration will automatically lapse.

Paying by quarterly Direct Debit instalments

We’ll collect your fee instalments every three months on or around 1st of the month. You’ll need to have an active quarterly Direct Debit set up with us.

If we’re not able to collect your Direct Debit, we’ll attempt to recollect on or around 10th of your fee expiry month.

If we’re again unable to collect it then, you’ll need to login to NMC Online to pay by credit or debit card.

If you don’t pay before the end of the quarter your registration will automatically lapse.

Your Direct Debit will remain in place for the following year if you choose to pay the outstanding balance for the year.

You’ll still need to pay your outstanding balance if you decide to lapse your registration at any point during the year.

Pay by credit or debit card

Login to NMC Online to pay your fee by credit or debit card. Once logged in, you'll see an alert asking you to pay your fee. Follow the information to add your payment details.

We don’t offer the option to pay instalments by credit or debit card. To pay by instalments you must set up a Direct Debit.

We don’t accept American Express.

Refunds

We cannot refund any part of your annual fee if you decide to lapse your registration at any point during the year.

Find out more about registration fee refunds.

Helpful resources

This short animation explains how you can pay your fee:

We have also produced a paying your fee poster (print version and Welsh version) for employers to help remind people to pay their annual fee to the NMC.