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Here you will find the requirements, fees and procedures for becoming a member of the Colegio Oficial de Físicos (Spanish Professional Association of Physicists) and to benefit from the services offered.

Please communicate the Colegio any change in personal data, contact or bank information.

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Requirements and fees
  - Requirements for membership
  - Requirements for membership of professional societies
  - Fees
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Requirements and fees:

Requirements for membership:
In order to become a member of the Colegio Oficial de Físicos (Spanish Professional Association of Physicists) it is mandatory to submit the following documents:

1. Official university certificate of completion of a degree in Physics or attested copy of it.

In the event the degree certificate cannot be submitted because of it being still in process of issuing, it is mandatory to submit both an attested photocopy of its request form and an official university certification of completion of all the subjects (machine records of subjects and credits without official stamp and signature are not valid). It is possible to attest the photocopies in the Colegio when showing the original documents.

2. Three photographs (identity card format).

3. Forms completed: Membership form and Bank Information form. Forms available here: Formularios

4. Photocopy of National Identity Card or Passport.

5. In the event you are unemployed and want to benefit from the specific fee you must submit a certificate issued by an official Job Service or photocopy of the unemployment card. The documents must be up to date.

6. Bank receipt for payment of fees: registration fee and six-monthly fee*.

7. The documents will be accompanied by a letter of application including a list of the documents included. Available for download in Formularios.

In order to register in the Registry of Professional Societies of the Colegio Oficial de Físicos (Spanish Professional Association of Physicists) it is mandatory to submit the following documents:

1. Photocopy of CIF of Professional Society.
2. Forms completed: Professional Society Membership form and Professional Society Bank Information form. Forms available here: Formularios

3. Society registration certificate issued by:
· The Mercantile Registry who will communicate the registration to the Registry of Professional Societies.
· The applicant.

4. The documents will be accompanied by a letter of application including a list of the documents included.

*REGISTRATION AND FIRST INSTALMENT:
In order to formalize the registration, it is mandatory to make payment of the registration fee and of the first six-monthly instalment. Please note that the payment for the first instalment will depend on the date that the registration is formalized. You may check the applicable fees for each month of the first year of registration in this document.

The aforementioned payment will be made, by deposit or transfer, in the bank account of Banco Santander IBAN ES96 0049 5115 3129 1615 5603, addressed to the Colegio Oficial de Físicos (Spanish Professional Association of Physicists) and stating: name, surname, fee, and month.

The first payment may also be made in cash at the office of the Colegio Oficial de Físicos (Spanish Professional Association of Physicists).

PAYMENT OF SUBSEQUENT FEES:
The subsequent six-monthly fees will be paid through the payment order that the Colegio will issue in the established periods. Accordingly it is mandatory for members to provide their bank information.

REDUCED FEES:
Members with reduced fees shall provide the necessary documents which justify the reduction. For the unemployment reduced fee this justification must be fulfilled during the last fifteen days of December and June, i.e., fifteen days before the draft of each fee. The Colegio will send an e-mail notice as a reminder to the beneficiaries of the previous period.

PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS:
These documents can be presented at the headquarters of the Colegio Oficial de Físicos (Spanish Professional Association of Physicists) (please see directions and office hours here) or they can be sent by postal mail. For applicants who do not live at Madrid, you may also contact several Delegations in order to formalize the registration. Their postal addresses can be requested in the Colegio or by visiting the website (see delegations).

MEMBERSHIP RESIGNATION:
In order to discontinue your membership it is mandatory to send a written letter (with signature in writing or electronic certified signature) stating the cessation in professional practice and send back the membership card. If you don't own the card anymore (because of theft, loss, or other reasons) it must be so stated in the letter. In case of a reinstatement article 42 of the Internal Regime Regulations applies.


Fees:

1. Regular membership:


Registration
40 euro
• Six-monthly fee (January and July)
55 euro


2. Reduced fees:


Welcome fee: recent graduates in Physics (less than 6 months after finishing the degree).

Registration: free

First six-monthly fee: 50% discount

Unemployed fee: in force as long as a documentary evidence is produced (before each six-monthly payment i.e. in January and July).

Registration: 50% discount

Six-monthly fee: 50% discount

• Retirement fee:
65 + years retired physicists.

Six-monthly fee: free

• Bilateral Agreements fee:
Members of Real Sociedad Española de Física and Colegio Oficial de Doctores y Licenciados

Registration: free

3. Professional Societies:

• Registration
40 euro
• Six-monthly fee (February and July)
55 euro
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