Renew your CIOL membership

Simply select your membership grade from the tabs below, followed by the relevant payment type/amount from the dropdown selection.

Once you've entered your name and membership number (found in your renewal email or after your name on the carrier sheet for your latest issue of The Linguist journal), you can then click "Pay Now" to be taken to PayPal's secure checkout. You can log into your existing PayPal account if you have one, or create one to pay by credit or debit card.

If the amount we have asked you for in your renewal email/letter is not listed below, please call us on +44 (0) 20 7940 3146 and we will assist you.

Please remember: If you already have a Direct Debit set up with us, there is no need to pay using the method below – your Direct Debit payment will be taken in early September. If you are a new member please do not use this form for payment of your fees. 

 

Choose your grade (Student, Associate, Member or Fellow) from the tabs above to proceed with your online renewal via Paypal.

In September 2016, CIOL introduced a new membership pathway offering aspiring linguists in training and experienced language practitioners a range of entry points to membership depending on qualifications and experience.

Under the new membership pathway, the current Registered Student grade will cease to exist and will be replaced by three exciting new membership grades; we therefore want to ensure that existing students renew at the correct grade of membership depending on their qualifications and work experience.

If you are currently a student member wishing to renew, please click here to take the short two-minute survey. On completion you will be advised which grade of membership will be applicable to you with effect from 1 September 2016 and we will then contact you regarding this renewal.

If you intend to enter for an IoLET examination, you must become an IoLET Affiliate member (or higher grade) – Student Affiliate membership is not accepted for examination entries.


Renewal fee (check your renewal email for correct amount)
Full name
Membership number (six digits)





Renewal fee (check your renewal email for correct amount)
Full name
Membership number (six digits)





Renewal fee (check your renewal email for correct amount)
Full name
Membership number (six digits)

Direct Debit

CIOL members with a UK-based bank account can pay by Direct Debit and switching to this payment method will save you 5% on the annual membership fees. If you wish to switch to this method of payment, please complete this PDF iconDirect Debit mandate and return to: CIOL, Membership Team, Dunstan House, 14a St Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA or by email. In the reference field, please ensure you quote your CIOL number. 


Credit / debit cards

  • We accept the following cards: JCB, Maestro, MasterCard, Solo, Visa, and Visa Electron.
  • We do not accept American Express.
  • Please call us on +44 (0) 207 940 3146 to make payment by card.
  • Please do not send card information to us by post. Doing so is at your own risk.

 Bank transfers

  • Please ensure that you quote your CIOL number first followed by your surname as the transaction reference in bank transfers
  • Please email us to let us know you've made payment, including the amount paid
  • International payment methods will incur a fee from both your bank and that of CIOL; but no additional fee is charged by CIOL
  • CIOL can accept SEPA payments; however this payment type is only available in some countries within the Euro Zone. Please check with your bank. You will need to use the IBAN and BIC reference numbers quoted below

Sterling (GBP) transfers can be made directly into CIOL's bank account:

Account name: The Chartered Institute of Linguists
Bank name: Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Bank Address: PO Box 412, 62/63 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8LA
Account Number: 23171719
Sort Code: 16-00-15
IBAN: GB96 RBOS 1600 1523 1717 19
BIC/SWIFT: RBOS GB 2L 


Cheques

  • Cheques not sent by Special Delivery or Recorded are sent at your own risk
  • Over the next three years CIOL will be phasing out cheque payments. Members are encouraged to consider alternative forms of payment
  • Sterling cheques / bank drafts: These must be drawn on a bank in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
  • Please make all cheques payable to the "Chartered Institute of Linguists" and be sure to include a note of your name and CIOL number.

Hong Kong payments

Hong Kong Dollar transfers can be made directly into CIOL's Hong Kong account:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland, London City Office
Account Number: 00106503
Sort Code: 16-00-15
IBAN: GB66 RBOS 1663 0000 1065 03
BIC/Swift Code: RBOS GB 2L

The current rate accepted by CIOL is HK$10.17 to the GBP.

  • Please ensure that you quote your CIOL number first followed by your surname as the transaction reference in bank transfers.
  • Please email us to let us know you've made payment, including the amount paid
  • International payment methods will incur a fee from both your bank and that of CIOL; but no additional fee is charged by CIOL

 

Renewal FAQs

These FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) have been designed to answer any questions you may have about this year's CIOL membership renewal.

The CIOL membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August; renewal notices are issued to members by email from mid-July. Please look out for the invitation to renew and act promptly to ensure there is no accidental lapse in your membership. The email's subject is "CIOL Membership Renewal (date)".

If you have a question about the renewal process please take a look at the FAQs below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, then contact the membership team by email. This is a very busy time of the year for the membership team; we will endeavour to answer your questions within five working days but please be prepared to wait a little longer.

 

When does the membership year start and end?

The CIOL membership year starts on 1 September and ends on 31 August each year.

When will I receive my invitation to renew?

If you currently pay by cheque, debit or credit card or bank transfer the renewal notice will be issued by email week commencing 18 July 2016. Direct Debit payers will receive their renewal notice by email week commencing 8 August 2016.

I didn't receive the renewal notice, what do I do?

If you have not heard from us by 12 August 2016, please contact us by email. It may be the case that we do not have your up-to-date contact details. Please also refer to the 'How do I renew?' question below.

What are the fees for the 2016/17 membership year?

The annual membership fees for the new membership year were accepted by members at our AGM in March 2016 and are:

Membership fees 2016/2017:

Membership grade            Fee Direct debit fee / Fee for members outside the UK
Student Affiliate Free Free
Associate (ACIL) £120.00    £112.00
Member (MCIL) £132.00             £124.00
Fellow (FCIL) £159.00 £149.00

Members on a concessionary rate receive a 50% discount on the applicable rate above.

How do I renew?

Renew online: Members can renew online easily and securely via PayPal.

Existing Direct Debit: if you already have a Direct Debit in place, you do not need to act. You will receive a DD notification by email informing you of the amount that will be debited.

Switch to Direct Debit: please download a PDF iconDirect Debit mandate, complete and return to CIOL either by post (CIOL, Dunstan House, 14a St. Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA) or by email. Please ensure you quote your membership number and name. Switching to DD will save you 5% on the annual membership fees (available to UK bank account holders only). 

Cheque: please download the PDF iconPayment Advice Slip and return to CIOL with your cheque for the appropriate fee, made payable to 'Chartered Institute of Linguists'. Please also ensure you write your CIOL membership number on the reverse of the cheque. Please note that we are investigating phasing out cheques and introducing online payment methods. Cheques not sent by Special Delivery or recorded mail are sent at your own risk.

Credit/debit card payments: call us on +44 (0) 20 7940 3146 to pay by card.

Bank transfers: Please click here for further information on this method of payment.

I already pay by Direct Debit but have changed my bank since my last renewal, what do I do?

You will need to complete a new PDF iconDirect Debit mandate form and return this to the membership team, either by email or by post to CIOL, Dunstan House, 14a St. Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA.

Is there an administrative or additional bank charge if I pay by credit or debit card?

No, there are no additional charges.

By when should I renew?

It is imperative that CIOL receives your renewal fee as soon as possible, but no later than 31 August 2016 (or 8 August if you are switching to Direct Debit). This will ensure that there is no accidental lapse in membership and access to your benefits is continuous.

Where do I send my renewal documentation?

Cheques and Direct Debit mandates should be sent to the Membership Team, CIOL, Dunstan House, 14a St. Cross Street, London EC1N 8XA. For cheque, please ensure you include a PDF iconPayment Advice SlipCheques not sent by Special Delivery or recorded mail are sent at your own risk.

What happens once I have renewed? When will I get my receipt?

Please allow up to 10 working days for CIOL to process your renewal. Your 2016/17 membership will be confirmed by email (including a receipt) at the point when your payment has been processed. Although Direct Debit payments are transacted on 1 September, receipts for these take a little longer than 10 working days to process because we have to await confirmation from our own bank that they have been successful.

Can I suspend my membership?

No, if you do not renew by the 31 August 2016 then your membership will be lapsed. You can of course be readmitted but a re-admittance fee may be applied in addition to the annual membership fee. If you feel your circumstances require special consideration (e.g. maternity / paternity leave), please contact the membership team.

Can I pay in instalments?

No, not at the moment. However this is something that CIOL will be investigating for future years.

What happens if I am unable to renew by 31 August 2016?

If we do not receive your renewal payment by 31 August 2016, then your CIOL membership will lapse on 1 September 2016.

You will not be eligible to use your designatory letters and your Find-a-Linguist directory listing(s) (if applicable) will be suspended until your renewal payment has been received.

All other benefits will be placed on hold such as access to the Members Only area of the CIOL website and receipt of The Linguist journal.

My contact details need updating, what do I do?

Please email your new contact details to the membership team.

My renewal notice was sent to an out-of-date email address, what do I do?

Please contact the membership team with your new email address.

Can I claim tax relief on my membership fees?

Yes, if you are a UK tax payer you can reclaim tax on your annual CIOL membership fee. Please see here for how to claim.

The same may apply for non-UK tax systems.