All applicants are reminded that you must upload your own documents for registration, and that this should never be done by third parties on your behalf. Since the launch of the NMBI online registration portal “MyNMBI”, you will receive your own login information that you can use to upload documents to your own account and check the status of your application. NMBI has learned that some agencies have uploaded personal data on behalf of requesters. This violates both our policies and the General Data Protection Regulation. All applicants are advised not to disclose their registration information to third parties and to sign a statement stating: “I certify that all information I have provided in connection with this application is complete, accurate and to the best of my knowledge and belief. This statement is an important part of your application and will be considered as part of your application as a registered nurse or midwife. Please note that under the legislation governing the operation of NMBI, only the registered nurse or midwife can pay the fee and not an agent. All data breaches will be reported to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner in accordance with our data breach policy. The Data Protection Commission will investigate and may impose sanctions, including a fine. Before you begin your application, you must complete the following two steps: To apply for recognition of qualifications in a registry department, you must have obtained a qualification that meets the standards and requirements of that department.
For example, if you graduated as a general nurse and would like to be registered with NMBI as a general nurse, you can apply for recognition of your qualifications. However, if you have only completed your general nursing degree and have gained extensive experience as a paediatric nurse in another country, you must have obtained an appropriate paediatric nurse qualification that meets NMBI`s standards and requirements before NMBI can consider your application for enrolment in that department. If you wish to apply for recognition of qualifications in a particular department of the register and your training for that department was completed after your initial training as a nurse or midwife, there are some specific requirements for recognition of qualifications. For example, NMBI must first consider your initial registration as a general nurse or midwife before we consider an application for registration in another department. This happens when your application is evaluated. EU-EEA nurses who started their training after their country`s deadline and do not have the required post-registration experience During the application process, you must have a debit or credit card with you, as you will be asked to pay a registration fee. Current fees – which may vary depending on the type of registration you are requesting – can be found here. If you have trained as a nurse or midwife in an EU country, you may be entitled to automatic registration as soon as you submit the correct documents and pay the corresponding fee. You are automatically eligible if you started your studies on or after the deadline in your country.
More information can be found on NMBI`s website here. The NMBI registry is divided into different sections. The departments relate to different specializations in nursing and midwifery. Please study these departments (on page five of this PDF) and decide under which form you wish to apply. Obtaining an Irish nurse registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland ( is important if you want to work as a nurse or midwife in Ireland. The NMBI is the organization with legal responsibility for processing applications that help nurses register as nurses and midwives. It is not legal to practise nursing or midwifery in Ireland if you are not registered. The NMBI recommends that you do not seek a position as a midwife or nurse in Ireland or attempt to relocate to Ireland until your registration has been granted. Below you will find advice on visa and immigration requirements and how to find a job as a midwife or nurse in Ireland once you have registered. If you started your studies on or after the above reference date of your country, you can register after registration based on your experience. You can check this with the competent authority in your home country, i.e. the body responsible for registering nurses and midwives in the country where you were trained.
All nurses and midwives practising in Ireland must be registered in the Register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Council of Nurses and Midwives of Ireland (NMBI). There are currently approximately 78,000 registered nurses and midwives with us. All our registration services are now available on MyNMBI, our new online portal. Registration arrangements are different for doctors trained in the EU/EEA and for those trained outside the EU/EEA. The division of the register you are requesting depends on your qualifications. Once you have ensured that you are eligible to register with the Medical Council, the next step is to get a job as a doctor in Ireland. Reputable healthcare recruitment consultancies, such as IHR Group, can find you a job in Ireland for free. Please refer to pages 20 to 24 of this PDF for more details on the forms and how to complete them. Please note that some of the requirements for Group 1, 2 and 3 nurses and midwives are different. If you started your training programme before your country has ensured that it meets EU standards, you can meet the recognition requirements. To do this, you must prove that the professional experience you have gained since you graduated as a nurse or midwife is sufficient to be entered in the register. You should contact the authority responsible for registering nurses or midwives in your country and ask them to provide proof of your professional practice.
When you register for NMBI for the first time, you will be charged an assessment fee. This fee is currently €350. The initial registration fee is 145 euros. Please visit NMBI`s website for the most up-to-date information on filing and assessment fees here. Once you have found a job as a doctor in Ireland, you should apply for registration with the Medical Council as soon as possible. To do this, you need to create an online account, which you can do here. During the internship, you will be evaluated. At the end of the rotation, the institution`s director of nursing or obstetrical care will decide whether or not to recommend you for registration.
If they recommend you, the NMBI will ask you to pay the registration fee. If this fee has been paid, you will receive your registration within 10 business days. If you are refused registration, your decision letter will explain why. A summary of the reasons why registration could be refused can be found on page 30 of this PDF. On this page, you will also find details on how to appeal the decision to refuse your registration. Once you have submitted your application and all the required documents, you will receive a reference number that you must use when dealing with the Medical Association. The Commission will process and assess your application, and inform you whether or not you are eligible to register. As the outcome of the application process cannot be predicted, NMBI strongly advises: 1. Do not move to Ireland or leave your current job as you expect your application for registration to be accepted. Please wait until you receive a registration decision before making travel or employment plans, or 2.
Do not apply for nursing or midwifery positions until you have received a letter of admission. We cannot expedite applications based on job postings, as this would be unfair to other applicants. Once you have read the above information and are sure you are eligible for an application, you can apply for registration with the NMBI. This process consists of five steps: If you are a foreign professional who wishes to practise a medical profession in Ireland, you must first register with the Irish Medical Council. The Medical Association website can be found here. To receive your registration, you must follow these steps: You must present an IELTS certificate that is no more than two years old at the time of application. On the IELTS exam, you must have achieved an overall score of 7, with at least 7 in oral and written and at least 6.5 in reading and listening. Detailed information on the NMBI English requirements can be found on page 13 of this PDF. English Language Requirements for Group 1 and Group 2 applicants Nurses and midwives practising in Ireland must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). This section contains important information for nurses and midwives who are qualified outside Ireland and wish to register with NMBI.