Restoration

If you have cancelled your registration (voluntarily removed your entry from the Register) for example, because you have been working abroad or taken a career break, you may apply to restore your name to the register within 12 months of the date of removal of your entry.

You can also apply to restore your name to the Register if your entry has been removed for non-payment of the renewal fee. Again you can only do this within 12 months of the date of removal of your entry from the Register.

To apply for restoration to the Register within 12 months of the date of removal of your entry, you will need to:

  • complete a restoration application form
  • pay the application fee and appropriate restoration fee
  • if you were practising overseas while off the Register, you must provide a Certificate of Current Professional Status from the regulatory body in the country where you practised.

Restoration fees

All applicants for restoration are required to pay an application fee and a fee for restoring the entry to the Register.

The fee payable for restoring the entry to the Register depends on whether the removal of the entry followed an application for voluntary removal or whether removal was as a result of non-payment of the renewal fee.

Depending on where in your renewal cycle you are making the application for restoration you may also be liable to pay the renewal fee for your next year of validity.

To apply for restoration to the Register after 12 months from the date of removal of your entry, you will need to:

  • complete an application for re-entry to the Register
  • pay the appropriate application fee and entry fee. Your entry would be valid for one calendar year from the date of re-entry to the Register
  • if you were practising overseas while off the Register, you must provide a Certificate of Current Professional Status from the regulatory body in the country where you practised.

If you haven't practised pharmacy for an extended period of time you should contact the Education and Quality Assurance Division to discuss your application before submitting it.

Please note: Until you have been notified by the GPhC that you have been restored to the Register, please ensure that you do not practise as a pharmacist, or a pharmacy technician. To do so is a criminal offence. 

It is also a criminal offence to use the title “pharmacist” or “pharmacy technician” whilst not registered.