Guide to licence applications
This guide will take you through the process of applying for your first licence and renewing an existing one.
You can also find out how to make variations to a licence you may already hold.
Getting a licence can be an involved and lengthy process - make sure you are prepared before starting the application process.
What you need to know - guidance and legislation
Ensure your clinic is operating to the law - before you apply for a treatment and storage or research licence, make sure you are familiar with all the relevant legislation and guidance.
Treatment and storage licences
Find out the steps involved in applying for an HFEA treatment and storage licence. From making your initial application, to your clinic inspection to the final HFEA committee desicion.
Find out the steps involved in applying for a licence to undertake research projects involving the use of human embryos. From making your initial application, the inspection of your clinic and how the HFEA decides to grant or deny applications.
Vary your licence
Find out how to change the conditions of your existing treatment and storage or research licence.
Closing your clinic
What to do when you want to shut down your fertility clinic - what needs to be done with your patient records and stored material.
Find out what fees must be paid to the HFEA for treatment, storage, research and variations of your licence.
...about licence fees
Page last updated: 30 September 2011