How To Pay SANC 2019 Annual Fees

Below is all what you need to know about paying for the 2019 Annual SANC fees

A reminder is usually sent out to each registered person towards the end of each year.  The reminder gives full details of how to pay the annual fee for the following year.  The reminder also contains a convenient First National Bank deposit slip that has some of the persons details already filled in.

Council recommends that you pay the annual fee using the First National Bank deposit slip.  For most people, it will be the most convenient way of paying the fee.

WARNING: Do not pay at the bank if your personal details or postal address must be changed – the system is so quick that your Annual Practising Certificate will be issued showing the old details or postal address.

If you have received a reminder, carefully follow the instructions printed on it and also read the important notes section. This will ensure that your payment is processed without undue delay.

The information in the following sections will assist you if you do not receive a reminder.

Important Notes when Paying the Annual Fee

Please take note of the following important points to avoid delays in the processing of payments:

bullet DO indicate your Council reference number, payment type code ‘ANLFEES’ and full names when making payments to the Council.
bullet DO pay the correct amount depending on your category – not more or less – unless you have been requested to pay only part of the amount by the Council.
bullet DO make sure that all electronic or other payments are made into the South African Nursing Council bank account.
bullet DO keep your bank deposit slip in case of queries.
bullet DO NOT fax or post your proof of payment to the Council – unless you are requested to do so.
bullet DO NOT pay at the bank if your personal details or address must be changed – in this case, post your remittance to Council.

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Paying the Annual Fee at any First National Bank

This is the recommended way of paying the annual fee.

  1. Fill in and sign an Account Deposit Slip.  Use the Council’s bank details shown below.
  2. Write your Council reference number (8-digit number starting with a ‘1’) in the Reference block on the form followed immediately (no space) by the annual fees payment code ‘ANLFEES‘.
  3. Hand both copies of the deposit slip plus your payment (cash) to the teller.  You do not need the exact amount – the teller will give you change if necessary.
  4. Keep your copy of the deposit slip safe in case of queries.
  5. Allow 4 weeks for your Annual Practising Certificate to reach you by post.

Council Bank Details:

Bank Name: First National Bank
Branch Name: Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
Branch Code: 253145
Account Name: S A Nursing Council No 2 Account
Account Number: 514 211 86 193

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Paying the Annual Fee by Debit Order

Regrettably, South African Nursing Council has stopped making use of Debit Orders as a method of paying the Annual Fee.  The reasons for this is that very few nurses were making use of the facility and it was therefore very expensive to run.  In addition, because the debit orders were only taken off bank accounts once each year, there was a particularly high rate of rejected debit orders – with the associated difficulty in resolving the payment with the nurse before his/her name was removed from the register.

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Paying the Annual Fee by Post

Use this method if you need to change your personal details, postal address, etc.

  1. Post your payment (bank guaranteed cheque) to the Council together with a short note indicating who the payment is from.
  2. You should at least indicate your Council reference number and full names.  Also indicate your identity number if possible and a telephone number where you can be contacted in case of queries.
  3. You can also download a remittance advice from this website that will make sure that you do not leave out any important information.
     ™ (remittance advice in PDF format)
  4. Allow 6 weeks for your Annual Practising Certificate to reach you by post.
  5. Please DO NOT send cash through the post.  Council will not accept any responsibility for cash which goes missing in the postal system.
  6. Please do not send payment by Postal Orders.  Council no longer accepts payments by means of Postal Orders.

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Paying the Annual Fee at the Council Offices

WARNING: Use this method only if you need your Annual Practising Certificate in a great hurry as the queues can sometimes be very long!

  1. Hand your old Annual Practising Certificate (or other document bearing your Council reference number) or your identity document together with your payment (bank guaranteed cheque or credit card) to the cashier.
  2. If your registration is up-to-date, your Annual Practising Certificate will be handed to you immediately.
  3. Please note that Council will NOT ACCEPT CASH as a method of payment at the counter.  You will be asked to pay the cash into FNB (First National Bank) instead.

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Paying the Annual Fee Electronically

You are welcome to pay by Internet/telephone banking, etc.  Be warned that payment must be received in the Council bank account before or on the due date and Council will NOT consider any relaxation of this requirement.  In this regard, please take note of the rules of your banking institution regarding the effective date on which payment will be made to the beneficiary (SA Nursing Council).  (You have agreed to these rules in your undertaking with your banking institution.)

  1. Use the Council banking details shown below.
  2. You must ensure that the Council can positively identify who the payment is from.  Make sure that the details that will be printed in the Council’s bank statement contain your 8-digit Council reference number followed immediately by the annual fees payment type code “ANLFEES“.  Check that this information is correct!  It is not necessary to add any other information such as “Ref.”, “SANC”, etc. – this sometimes hides the important information because some of the banks cut off information that is too long.  Companies are warned that their banking systems often only print the company name (by default) in Council’s bank statement and Council received no other information to identify the nurse for whom the payment is made.  The following example is given to show the format required.  You should substitute your own details where necessary.  Example:

11111111ANLFEES

  1. Allow 4 weeks for your annual receipt and licence to practise to reach you by post.
  2. Council staff cannot help you with queries regarding your bank’s electronic systems – please refer your queries to your bank. (Standard Bank Internet banking clients – please see the notes in the following section).

Council Bank Details:

Bank Name: First National Bank
Branch Name: Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
Branch Code: 253145
Account Name: S A Nursing Council No 2 Account
Account Number: 514 211 86 193

Can I be sure that Council will allocate my electronic payment correctly?

Council processes all payments into the No. 2 Account electronically and has already processed well over 1,94 million payment in this way.  Statistics show that the system allocates payments automatically to the correct person 99,5% of the time.  The remaining 0,5% have to be allocated manually.  Follow the above instructions carefully and help us make it 100% !!!  (Statistics as at 2014-07-31.)

 

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Standard Bank Internet Banking Clients – Please Note

Many Standard Bank Internet banking clients have problems paying the Council electronically.  Follow the instructions below and it should be easy.  These instructions have been adapted from the instructions on the Standard Bank website to specifically cater for payments to the Nursing Council.  (Please follow the instructions on the bank’s website for payments to any other beneficiary.)

First define S A Nursing Council as a beneficiary.

  1. Go into internet banking.
  2. Click on Payments.
  3. Click on Add new Company beneficiary button.
  4. Enter the one time password sent to your cellphone or e-mail address.
  5. Choose the company from the list.
  6. The screen will allows you to search by Company Name.
  7. Type ‘S’ (space) ‘A’ in the Company Name field and click on Search(This is where most clients have difficulty – you must type capital letter ‘S’ followed by one space and the capital letter ‘A’ – if you type anything else or even leave out the space you will not see S A Nursing Council listed.  As an alternative you can try typing a single ‘S’ which will also work, but the list will be much longer.)
  8. Select ‘S A NURSING COUNCIL’ from the drop-down list and click on Select.
  9. The company number for the Council (42280051885) will be filled in by the system.  (This is a number used by Standard Bank to refer to the Council bank account – it is not our bank account number and you should not be worried that it is different from the Council bank account number.)
  10. Enter something like ‘SANC FEES’ in the My reference section – this information will appear on YOUR bank statement.
  11. Enter your Council reference number in the Beneficiary reference section – this information will be printed on the COUNCIL bank statement and is very important for the correct allocation of your payment!  (Your Council reference number is the 8-digit number starting with a ‘1’ that is always printed on all correspondence from the Council.  Check this number very carefully.  Standard Bank’s system will not allow you to type anything else besides your Council reference number in the Beneficiary reference section – not even your name.)
  12. Click on Continue.
  13. Check the details on the confirmation screen.
  14. If you are satisfied that everything is correct, click on Confirm.
  15. S A Nursing Council will now be set up as a beneficiary on your account.

Now you can make payments to Council at any time using the beneficiary you have just set up.  Proceed as you would do for any other account payment.

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Tips for Persons Wishing to Pay the Annual Fee from Outside the Republic of South Africa

It is very expensive to transfer money from one country to another.  The banks on both the sending end and the receiving end will charge fees and this can amount to more than the required payment!

Please refer to Note 4 above, in the section “How much are the annual fees?“, with regard to additional amounts that may have to be paid by practitioners paying in foreign currency.

Council therefore recommends the following alternatives:

  1. If possible, get a friend or family member in South Africa to pay the fee on your behalf – and pay them back when you return to South Africa.
  2. Pay the fee electronically out of your South African bank account using Internet banking.

NB:  If you do make arrangements to pay your annual fees in South Africa, you will NOT have to pay the Foreign Bank Fees shown on your annual fee reminder.

If you cannot make either of the above arrangements to pay your annual fees in South Africa, please establish from your bank what charges will be levied at both ends and transfer sufficient funds to cover the charges and the fees you are paying.  This will eliminate unnecessary correspondence and delays.

You will also need to provide your bank with the following details about the Nursing Council’s bank to ensure that your payment is transferred correctly:

Name of Bank FNB (First National Bank)
Address of Bank 206 Church Street
Pretoria
0002 Republic of South Africa
Swift Code FIRNZAJJ926

Please write your SANC reference number on your receipt for the transfer and fax a copy to the Nursing Council so that we can allocate the foreign payment to the correct person.  This is an important step that should not be omitted.  The SWIFT system seldom transmits any usable reference information with the payments.

Note:  The Annual Practising Certificate will be posted to the postal address in the register.  If you have changed you postal address to an address in a foreign country, please allow sufficient time for your Annual Practising Certificate to reach you by mail.

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