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Paying your fee

How to pay the annual fee

Every year you will retain your registration with the NMC by paying an annual fee of £120. Once every three years, alongside paying your fee, you must apply to renew your registration.

Please note that you must pay your fee, and submit your renewal information, before your due date or your registration will automatically lapse. If this happens, the only way you can regain your registration would be by applying for readmission. This process can take two to six weeks, depending on your circumstances. You would be unable to practise during that period.

Methods of paying your annual fee

You can pay your fee in the following ways:

We are unable to accept payment by cheque, banker's draft, or cash payments.

Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay your annual fee is by Direct Debit. You can use your NMC Online account to set up a Direct Debit.

Currently, only your annual fee can be paid by Direct Debit. If you need to pay for another registration fee, please use another payment method.

Direct Debit guarantee

NMC Online

You can pay your fee by logging on to NMC Online. Using this service, you can also complete and submit the required paperwork online, as well as printing receipts and setting up Direct Debits. Be sure to make your payment and submissions well before your fee expiry date.

Currently, only the annual fee can be paid through NMC Online. If you need to pay for another registration fee, please use another payment method.

Paying your fee when renewing your registration


Every three years nurses and midwives need to renew their registration through revalidation. You must submit your application for revalidation by your revalidation application date, which is the first day of the month in which your registration expires. You also need to have paid, or arranged to pay, your annual fee by this date.

Direct debit

If you wish to pay your renewal fee by Direct Debit you should set this up at least 20 working days (and no later than 10 working days) in advance of your revalidation application date to ensure this is processed in time.

If you already have a Direct Debit in place to pay your annual fee you do not need to take any action to pay this fee. The majority of Direct Debits are paid on the 1st of the month. If your Direct Debit is paid on the 10th of the month, and therefore after your revalidation application date, your registration will be renewed when we have received the payment. Please note that it can take up to five working days for us to process your Direct Debit payment. These processes do not affect your registration status.

NMC Online

If you wish to pay your fee via NMC online you must make a payment by your revalidation application date. For more information see When do I need to revalidate? on our revalidation microsite.