Application fees for animal medicines and fees calculator

Fees are charged for specific activities carried out by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

Fees for marketing authorisations

The detail of fees charged for applications are listed under Schedule 7 of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013.

You can use the fees calculator (PDF, 840KB, 1 page) to help you work out what the fee will be for a new marketing authorisation or variation.

The fee payable will be confirmed upon successful validation of your application.

Paying your invoice:

  • payment should not accompany an application, or be paid in advance of an activity

  • you will be sent an invoice for the fee following receipt of your application, or whilst the activity is underway

  • the invoice will be sent via email, so it is important that you provide a valid email address with your application or request

VMD bank account details

Account name : DEFRA – VMD
Account number: 10001867
Sort code: 60-70-80
Swift code: NWBKGB2L
IBAN: GB84NWBK60708010001867

  • payment information can be found at the bottom of your invoice for UK and overseas payments

  • payments to the VMD can be made either by Cheque or BACS, quoting the Customer Code and Invoice number quoted on the invoice

  • cheques made payable to DEFRA - VMD

  • payments from outside the UK must be made in Sterling without deduction of charges

  • remittances confirming payments to the VMD should be sent to

  • if you have a query relating to an invoice email

Non-payment of fees

Where a fee is not paid, work on the application or activity may be suspended until the fee is paid. You will receive advance written warning telling you that this is going to happen.

This does not apply to fees for manufacturing or wholesale dealer’s authorisations.

Non-refundable fees

The application and annual fees are not refundable or transferable.

Published 26 November 2014