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Fees

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 to NRPST

During the launch phase of the NRPST Register, the initial new application fee for one language to become a Registrant on the National Register of Public Service Translators (NRPST) will be free of charge for applications received in the start-up and pilot phases.

This free of charge application fee includes the first year's registration fee if successful.

After the start-up, launch and pilot phases the new application fee (for one language) to become a Registrant on the National Register of Public Service Translators (NRPST) will be £232.00. This application fee includes the first year's registration fee if successful.

If after these start-up, launch and pilot phases your application fee is unsuccessful you will receive a refund of £115.00 and NRPST will keep the balance as the administration fee for reviewing the application.

 

Initial application for registration to NRPST and NRPSI

After the start-up, launch and pilot phases, fees for applications to become a Registrant on both the National Register of Public Service Translators (NRPST) as well as the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) for one language will be £299.00.

In special recognition of the commitment to professionalism already demonstrated, NRPSI Registrants who register with NRPST at its launch will not only be able to do so for free for the first year if registered prior to the end of the start-up, launch and pilot phases, but will also benefit from a 50% reduction in the NRPST part of the annual registration fee beyond the first 12 months, as long as they also remain registered with NRPSI.

 

Annual renewal

Registrations must be renewed annually and the current annual registration fee is £232.00 (including VAT) for NRPST.

If your application for renewal is unsuccessful you will receive a refund of £115.00 and NRPST will keep the balance as the administration fee for reviewing the renewal application.

 

Additional languages

Following the start-up and pilot phases, translators applying for the first time to add a language to their record will need to pay a one-off additional language fee of £81.00 including VAT for applications received up to 30th June 2020 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 NRPST will keep the balance as the administration fee for reviewing the additional language application.

 

Lapsed registrations and refunds

If after your first year on the Register you have been off the Register for more than 3 months then you can apply for reinstatement. A reinstatement fee of £79.00 including VAT 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 admin@nrpst.org.uk for the evidence we will require.

 

Student Fees

During the start-up, launch and pilot phases, Students who qualify will become Student Registrants on NRPST free of charge.

 

Claiming tax relief

NRPSI Ltd, owner and operator of the National Registers, NRPST and NRPSI, is on the HMRC list of approved bodies (HMRC reference T1644/26/2018), which means that the annual NRPST and /or NRPSI registration fee can be claimed as a deductible expense for tax purposes.

 

Payment methods

  • Given this will be your first application to NRPST, 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) contact us at admin@nrpst.org.uk
  • Make cheques payable to NRPSI Ltd (we will need to allow three weeks from our receipt to ensure the cheque has cleared), making it clear the payment is for NRPST


NRPSI Ltd, owner and operator of the National Registers, NRPST and 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 at admin@nrpst.org.uk.

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