International membership

Becoming an RCGP member demonstrates your commitment to achieving the highest standards in primary care. It is also an opportunity to support our important work improving family medicine around the world. International membership is available to family doctors who successfully completed MRCGP[INT] accredited assessments.

If you are an overseas resident, but have qualified as a GP in the UK, you can apply for the UK membership or Associate membership. If you are an overseas resident who has passed an MRCGP[INT] accredited examination, you can apply for International membership of the College.


International members: reasons to join

By joining our network of international doctors, you gain access to a range of benefits which include:

You will be entitled to use the MRCGP[INT] post-nominals for as long as you are a Member in Good Standing, reflecting the fact that you have met the RCGP’s rigorous standards.

How to apply for International Membership

To apply, simply complete the international application form and return it with payment to our Membership Services Department. We recommend using a courier service.

Please note that the name on your membership certificate will be written exactly how you enter it in the application form, and your eligibility will be verified with the MRCGP[INT] accredited examining body.

Membership requirements

To qualify for membership, you’ll need to have passed an MRCGP[INT] accredited exam.

By applying to become a member, you agree to abide by the requirements set out in RCGP’s constitutional documents.

RCGP constitution

 Economic Band Discount from the full UK rate 
 High economy  50% discount
 Upper middle economy  75% discount
 Lower middle economy  90% discount
 Low economy  95% discount

Joining fees for International members 2017-2018

International fees are based on the World Bank country categorisation, dividing countries into 4 economic bands. Each band offers a substantial discount from the full UK rate, which is set at £509, making RCGP membership accessible to members worldwide. The percentage discounts are outlined in the table below.

Membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March and is due for renewal on 1 April each year. If you are joining or rejoining during the membership year, you will pay pro-rata fees on application and will be invited to renew your membership on the subsequent 1 April.

Joining between 1 April - 30 June 2017 1 July - 30 September 2017 1 October - 31 December 2017 1 January - 31 March 2018
High economy countries £249.50 £187.13 £124.75 £62.38
Upper middle economy countries £119.50 £89.63 £59.75 £29.88
Lower middle economy countries £42


£21.00 £10.50
Low economy country £16.00 £12.00 £8.00 £4.00


How to pay your joining fees


Contact us

RCGP, Membership Services Department,
30 Euston Square


Tel: +44 020 3188 7766
Fax: +44 020 7581 3648

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