Returning to and leaving the Register
There is almost constant movement in the Register throughout the year, with people joining, rejoining and leaving. There are a number of reasons for this – for example, some people may be newly-registered or, at the other end of the registration spectrum, they may be fully retired from practice with no further need to stay on the Register. Some people leave the Register to bring up a family, while others leave architecture altogether.
The information on these pages tells you what to do if you want to leave the Register. Equally important, though, they tell you what you need to do if you want to rejoin the Register. The methods for rejoining, and the associated costs, will depend entirely on how you left and how long you have been off the Register.
If you wish to leave the Register, it is important that you let us know in writing, rather than simply not paying the fee. The reason for this is that if you decide to come back onto the Register at a later date and you were removed for not paying the fee, you will need to pay an additional fee before you can rejoin. You should also note that if you remain off the Register for more than two years, the process involved in applying to come back onto the Register is more complex and costly.
Use the links on the left to take you to the relevant pages. If you’re not sure about which of the options applies to you, please get in touch with us either by phone on +44 (0) 20 7580 5861 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to help you.