Direct debit set-up

All registered individuals and body corporates can set-up a direct debit to pay their annual renewal payment.

The deadline for setting up, or changing a direct debit to the pay 2025/26 renewal fee is 1 February 2025.

If you set up a new direct debit or changed an existing one before 1 February 2025 your request may be queued. Please note, until we have updated your record you may still see a payment request page when completing online renewal. If so, please do not pay by card. Simply log out. Your progress will have been saved. Check back on or after 8 February to confirm your direct debit has been set up.

If you complete a Direct Debit mandate after 1 February 2025: payment will not be taken for the 2025-2026 renewal year. You must still complete payment online.

When will payment be taken?

Once set up, full payment will be taken on 1 March of each year (or within three working days of that date). We will automatically take the appropriate annual renewal payment from your nominated bank account as a single payment.

You must still log into your MyGOC account and complete your renewal form each year, payment will be taken from your account regardless of whether an application to renew has been received by 1 March, unless you cancel the Direct Debit.

Once you have completed your renewal form, the payment option will not be available and you will be notified a direct debit is set-up.

How do I set up a direct debit?

Log into your MyGOC account, click on the option ‘Set up a direct debit’ on the right hand side of the page. Complete your details on the direct debit mandate.

Don’t forget to enter your GOC number as the reference. For example: D-12345, 01-12345, CO-12345.

For Dispensing Opticians who have a 5 character GOC number (D-1234), you will need to insert the letter ’O’ after the ‘D’ in the GOC number. For example: DO-12345.

How do I amend an existing direct debit?

If you already have a direct debit set up with us and your bank details have changed, please email from your registered email address with your new bank details including:

  • The account name
  • The account number
  • The sort code
  • Your GOC number

Setting up a Direct Debit for multiple employees

Set up a direct debit for multiple employees using our secure online form, once you click the submit button you will be able to enter the details of the next employee.

If you have any queries please contact the registration team: