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

Log into your NMC Online account to 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 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.


To help you continually develop and reflect on your practice, we ask you to revalidate every three years.

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.

Once you have submitted your revalidation application and paid your fee, we'll email you to let you know that your registration has been updated. You can also check this in your NMC Online account.

Find out about revalidation

If your registration lapses

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 up to six weeks, depending on your circumstances.

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