Paying your fee

How to pay your annual fee

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.

You should do this at least 20 days before the 1st of your fee expiry month.

Login to NMC Online to set up a Direct Debit in 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.

It can take up to five working days for your account to show that you’ve paid. If you’re due to revalidate, this won’t affect your revalidation application.

Paying by annual Direct Debit

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

If we’re not able to collect your Direct Debit payment, we’ll send you an email reminder and then a final notice 14 days before your payment is 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 the 1st of the month.

If we’re not able to collect any of your instalments, we’ll send you an email reminder and then a final notice 14 days before your payment is due. You’ll then need to pay your full remaining balance straight away - you won't be able to pay the rest in instalments.

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

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

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 can’t accept American Express cards.

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.