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Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration

Voluntary removal

If you are no longer practising as a veterinary surgeon in the United Kingdom and you no longer wish to be a member of the RCVS and use the post nominals MRCVS, then you can voluntarily remove your name from the RCVS Register of Members by completing a Voluntary Removal Form (see the 'Related documents' box).

As a Non-practising veterinary surgeon, if you would like to stay on the RCVS Register of Members, so you can continue to receive communciation and use the post nominals MRCVS, you may prefer to change your membership category to Non-practising which has an annual registration fee of £49.00. There is no restoration fee to pay should you choose to start practising again.

Restoration following voluntary removal

If you have voluntarily removed your name from the Register, you may be restored to the Register at a later stage by completing the Voluntary Restoration Form (see the 'Related documents' box). Your restoration form will need to be submitted with the restoration payment of £75.00 and the annual registration fee of the membership category you wish to restore to.

If you have been off the Register for 12 months or longer, you will also need to produce a certificate or Letter of Good Standing from the veterinary authority with whom you are currently registered with, along with a copy of your valid passport or EU ID card. You will also need to submit a certified translation if the certificate (or letter) is not issued in English.

Restoration following non-payment of the annual registration fee

If your name has been removed from the Register for non-payment of the annual registration fee, you will need to be restored by completing the Non-payment Restoration Form (see the 'Related documents' box). Your restoration form will need to be submitted with the restoration payment of £299.00 and the annual registration fee of the membership category you wish to restore to.

If you have been off the Register for 12 months or longer, you will also need to produce a certificate or Letter of Good Standing from the veterinary authority with whom you are currently registered with, along wih a copy of your valid passport or EU ID card. You will also need to submit a certified translation if the certificate (or letter) is not issued in English.

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