There are two fees involved in the registration scheme:

  • An application fee of £170, which is required to cover the costs of administration and the review of applications. This fee applies for each application including where previous applications had been refused or deferred. As a not-for-profit organisation, SoBRA aims to ensure this fee reflects only necessary expenses involved in the administration and review of applications.
  • An annual register maintenance fee of £50, which is required to cover continual scheme administration costs – this also includes annual SoBRA membership.
  • Refund Policy: As the application fees are to cover administration and scrutineer costs, SoBRA will refund 25% of your fee should your application not proceed to interview stage