Fees

The retention year runs from 1st July to 30th June each year. All registered doctors are required to submit an Annual Retention Application Form and the relevant annual fee to the Medical Council on or before 1st of July 2013. Failure to pay the fee, under Section 79(1) of the Medical Practitioners Act, 2007 will result in the removal of their name from the appropriate register. A list of fees is below.

Internship Registration

First-time application€310
Includes registration for 1 year.
Extension of registration for:
6 months€255
1 year€510

+ If you have completed your internship and are seeking either Trainee Specialist or General registration, please refer to fees for "first time applications" for these divisions.

Trainee Specialist Registration

First-time application
Qualified in Ireland€185
Qualified Elsewhere€390
These fees are non-refundable
A registration fee is also payable if granted registration.
PRES
Applicants must pass a Pre-Registration Exam unless exempt
Level 2 (MCQ)€270
Level 3 (OSCE)€780
Initial Registration
If registered on or before 31st December:€510
If registered on or after 1st January:€255
Annual Retention Fee
Due on 1st July each year
Aged under 65:€510
Aged 65-69:€187
Aged 70 or over:€64

*A late payment fee has been introduced, imposing a €50 penalty on those who fail to pay their retention fee and submit a completed application formon or before 1st July. 

Specialist Registration

First-time application (i.e. not Presently Registered on any Division of the Register)
Qualified in Ireland€400
Qualified Elsewhere€610
Includes a Level 5 Assessment Fee
These fees are non-refundable 
A registration fee is also payable if granted registration 
Transfer Application (i.e. Transferring from Another Division to Specialist Division)  
Level 5 Assessment Fee only              €220
Initial Registration
If registered on or before 31st December:€510
If registered on or after 1st January:€255
Annual Retention Fee
Due on 1st July each year
Aged under 65:€510
Aged 65-69:€187
Aged 70 or over:€64

General Registration

First-time application (i.e. not Presently Registered on any Division of the Register)
Qualified in Ireland€185
Qualified Elsewhere€390
This fee is non-refundable 
A registration fee is also payable if granted registration 
PRES
Applicants must pass a Pre-Registration Exam unless exempt
Level 2 (MCQ)€270
Level 3 (OSCE)€780
Annual Retention Fee
Due on 1st July each year
Aged under 65:€510
Aged 65-69:€187
Aged 70 or over:€64

Restoring to the register

Restoring to the register having voluntarily withdrawn
Voluntary withdrawal must have occurred after the new Register was established on 16/03/09. If it occurred prior to 16/03/09 apply as a first-time application.
If registered on or before 31st December*:€580
If registered on or after 1st January*:€325
These fees are non-refundable once the applicant is registered.
*Includes a file update fee of €70 and the appropriate registration fee.
Restoring to the register having removed due to non-payment
Removal of registration for failure to pay fee must have occurred after the new Register was established on 16/03/09. If it occurred on or prior to 16/03/09 apply as a first-time application.**
If registered on or before 31st December*€720
If registered on or after 1st January*€465
These fees are non-refundable once the applicant is registered.
*Includes an application fee of EUR 210 and the appropriate registration fee.
**If erased from the Register prior to 16/03/09, a High Court Order cost, rather than the application fee of €210 will apply. Please see table below:
Date erased from RegisterHigh Court Order Cost
16/03/2009€200
31/03/2008€200
23/04/2007€150
27/02/2006€100
11/04/2005€100
22/03/2004€100
07/07/2003€100
18/11/2002€38.09 (£30)
20/10/1999€38.09 (£30)
02/12/1998€38.09 (£30)
Pre 1998No Costs

Review of a decision to refuse registration

Internship Registration€650
Trainee Specialist Registration€650
Specialist Registration€650
General Registration€650

Certificate and other document requests - registration

First certificate of Current Professional Status€50
Multiple certificate of Current Professional Status requests received at the same time incur First certificate fee and then fee for each additional certificate requested€15
Standard EU certification (CSDs and CSTARs)€100
Non-Standard EU Certification (Compliancy Letters and Article 3(3) Letters)€65

Certificates of Experience

* Requests for archived 'Certificate of Experience' letter can then be issued for an €50 fee

€50
Duplicate Certificates€10
Additional Qualifications€100

Methods of Payment

Payments may be made to the Medical Council by cheque / bank draft or credit card / Laser Card.

1. By Cheque

Irish bank cheques are acceptable and must be made out in Euro.
Sterling cheques are acceptable and must be made out in Sterling and payable at a British bank in the U.K.
U.S. dollar cheques are acceptable and must be made out in U.S. dollars and payable at an American bank in the U.S.

2. By Bank Draft

Bank drafts are acceptable provided:
a) they are in Euro and are payable at an Irish bank in Ireland. (If they are in Euro but payable at a foreign bank these will be returned as they will incur bank charges which of course differ from day to day.) OR
b) they are acceptable in Sterling payable at a British bank in the U.K. OR
c) they are acceptable in U.S. dollars payable at an American bank in the U.S.

3. Credit / Laser Cards

Payments may be made by Visa or Mastercard or by Laser Card. Please ensure that the following information is given:
Cardholder's name, credit card number, expiry date, amount of money payable, CVV on back of card
A fee of 2.02% will apply to all VISA and MASTERCARD payments and EUR0.25 for all LASERCARD transactions.

For frequently asked questions relating to fee payment, please click here.

If you require any assistance regarding the above, please contact the Council at +353-1-4983160

As with all payments and correspondence to the Medical Council, please quote your Registration or Reference number on the back of your cheque or bank draft.