how to renew your membership for 2015

The images on this page refer to an earlier year: but the examples still apply.

1. Log into the BIOS website using your BIOS-registered email (the address to which all your correspondence from BIOS goes) and password.
  If you have forgotten your password, please see this page.

If you cannot see the login box, please call the office on +44 (0) 1353 66 55 41.
2. Once logged in, you will see your name in the top right corner of the screen with two links below it:
  Click on View profile.
3. Your profile screen offers you several possible actions:
  Click on the button marked Renew until 01 January 2015.
4. You will be taken to the renewal form:
  Please check through the form to make sure that your data is up-to-date; when you are finished, click on the button marked Update and next. You may click on Cancel at any point to terminate the process; please be aware that your work up to that point will not be saved.
5. You will be taken to the review and confirmation screen: payment options are described in the blue box, and a copy of you profile data is shown below the action buttons.
  If you are ready to proceed, click on Confirm and proceed with payment. If you notice that something is inaccurate in your profile, press Back to return to the input form to correct it. Once again, you may click on Cancel to terminate the process; please be aware that your work up to that point will not be saved.
6. You will now see a screen that lists all the outstanding invoices on your account:
  At this point, you can pay online using your credit or debit card (or your Paypal account, if you have one): but if you are a monthly payer, or you prefer to use cheques / Internet funds transfer, you should not do so.  If you do NOT wish to pay online , go to step 9 below.
7. From the list of outstanding invoices, select those you wish to pay by ticking the relevant select boxes; then click the button marked Pay online.
8. You will be transferred to the Paypal payment system. The online transaction takes place on Paypal's secure servers; BIOS never sees your card details or any other information relating to the payment, apart from the name and address entered by the cardholder at the time.
  When you have completed the transaction on Paypal, you will be returned to your BIOS profile.
9. Your renewal will be marked as Pending until BIOS receives your payment. In the case of monthly payers, we will mark your account as paid immediately, even though you must maintain your monthly payments until the full yearly fee has been paid off.
10. Once you have completed the renewal process, be sure to log out of the BIOS website.
  Click on the button marked Logout in the top right corner below your name.

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