All fees are payable in advance: applications will not be processed unless fees have been paid in full. All fees are reviewed annually.
Initial application for registration
The initial new application fee for one language is £227.50 (£189.58 plus VAT) for applications received on or after 1 September 2018. This application fee includes the first year's registration fee if successful.
If your application is unsuccessful you will receive a refund of £113.75 and NRPSI will keep the balance as the administration fee for reviewing the initial application.
Registrations must be renewed annually and the annual registration fee is £220.00 (including VAT) (£227.50 for renewals dated from September 2018).
If your application for renewal is unsuccessful you will receive a refund of £135.10 (£113.75 for renewals dated September 2018 or later) and NRPSI will keep the balance as the administration fee for reviewing the renewal application.
Interpreters applying for the first time to add a language to their record will need to pay a one-off additional language fee of £79.00 including VAT for applications received on or after 1 September 2018 for each additional language. Note that the annual renewal fee (see above) is the same, regardless of the number of languages registered.
If your application for an additional language is rejected you will receive a refund of £20.00 and NRPSI will keep the balance as the administration fee for reviewing the additional language application.
Lapsed registrations and refunds
If you have been off the Register for more than 3 months then you can apply for reinstatement and a reinstatement fee of £77.50 including VAT (from September 2018) will be required in addition to the annual renewal fee.
If you decide to leave the Register once you have been accepted then fees are non-refundable. Partial refunds can only be made, on request, to the estate of deceased Registrants and to Registrants who become pregnant during the registration year and wish to cease practising. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the evidence we will require.
Claiming tax relief
NRPSI Ltd is on the list of HMRC approved bodies (HMRC reference T1644/26/2018), which means that the annual NRPSI registration fee can be claimed as a deductible expense for tax purposes. The following letters are provided for Registrants to provide to HMRC as evidence:
- Registration fees from 1 September 2018
- Registration fees from 1 September 2017
- Registration fees from 1 November 2016
- Registration fees from 1 September 2015
All fees include VAT:
Application Fee (one language, applications received on or after 1 September 2018): £189.58 plus VAT - £227.50
Additional Language fee per language (on first occasion of registering, applications received on or after 1 September 2018): £65.83 plus VAT - £79.00
Annual renewal fee (all registered languages combined, renewals dated before September 2018): £183.33 plus VAT - £220.00
Annual renewal fee (all registered languages combined, renewals dated from September 2018): £189.58 plus VAT - £227.50
Reinstatement fee (added to Renewal fee if you are off the Register for over 3 months): £64.58 plus VAT - £77.50
- To pay by credit or debit card, login to your account in the Interpreter's Room. Alternatively, and if this is your first application to NRPSI, you can Make a Payment here. Note that there is no longer a card processing fee added to card payments.
- To pay by online bank transfer using the Faster Payments service (usually free to personal account holders) visit the Interpreter's Room for details or contact us.
- Make cheques payable to NRPSI Ltd (we will need to allow three weeks from our receipt to ensure the cheque has cleared).
NRPSI reserves the right to revise the terms of its Registration and Refund Policy. Any changes made will apply to all registrations created or renewed after the date such change was implemented.
For more information, or to request documents in respect of any of the above, please contact us.