Change of category fees

If you're a veterinary surgeon and you wish to change category, please refer to the table below for the fee that you need to pay. 

Change of category: fees payable


1 - 30 April 2018  1 - 31 May 2018 
From 'UK-practising' (standard fee) to 'Practising outside the UK' £165 £283
From 'UK-practising' (standard fee) to 'Non-practising' £54 £227
From 'Practising outside the UK' to 'UK-practising' (standard fee) £330 £365
From 'Practising outside the UK' to 'Non-practising' £54 £145
From 'Non-practising' to 'UK-practising' (standard fee) £330 £365
From 'Non-practising' to 'Practising outside the UK' £165 £200


Change of category applications carried out as part of the annual renewal must be received by 31 May each year, which is when the annual renewal period ends. If the full fee is not received by this date then your name will be removed from the Register of Veterinary Surgeons.

In order to restore your name to the Register you will need to pay a restoration fee of £330, in addition to your registration fee. Please note during this time you will not be able to use the postnominal MRCVS and UK-practising vets will need to cease practising immediately.  

Please note: if you have already paid your annual renewal fee for this year and you now wish to change your category then please click here.