NMC Online, HEI Online and our employer and CCPS portals will be unavailable from 18:00 on 27 November to 18:00 on 28 November for essential maintenance. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

Please visit nmc.org.uk/COVID19 for information about temporary registration and changes to how we’re operating during this time.


Renewing your registration

How to renew and retain your registration each year

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Check our Covid-19 information hub for the latest information on revalidation deadlines, returning to clinical practice and more during the Covid-19 emergency.

We've also published a blog from our Chief Executive on registrant fees during this time.

To maintain your registration you need to pay your annual fee.

You also need to renew your registration every three years through revalidation.

Key dates

When you login to your NMC Online account, you'll see your:

  • fee expiry date - the deadline for paying your annual fee
  • revalidation application date - the deadline for submitting your revalidation application (it's the first day of the month in which your registration expires)

We’ll email you 60 days before your fee expiry date or revalidation application date (depending on which applies that year) as a reminder.

You should keep your contact details up to date in your NMC Online account to receive this reminder.

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 your annual fee

You can pay your annual fee using your NMC Online account.

It’s important that you do this by your fee expiry date, otherwise your registration will automatically lapse.

Find out how to pay your fee.


You can submit your revalidation application using your NMC Online account.

It’s important that you do this by your revalidation application date, otherwise your registration will automatically lapse.

Find out about revalidation

If your registration has lapsed

Your name will be automatically removed from our register if your registration has lapsed. You’ll then need to apply for readmission to be able to practise again.

The readmission process can take two to six weeks, depending on your circumstances.

You’re not allowed to practise as a nurse, midwife or nursing associate while you’re unregistered.

Revalidation: Find out what you need to do

revalidation nurse thumbnail Revalidation

Revalidation requirement:

  • 5 written reflective accounts