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Garda Vetting Update 7 july

Garda vetting applications and re-vetting applications are being processed by post and email.

May 25, 2020

Garda Vetting and Re-vetting

We are delighted to let you know that we are continuing to process Garda vetting applications via email and post. We encourage you to take this opportunity to re-vet staff where required. The Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework recommends that you have your employees re-vetted every three years. The re-vetting process is the same as the Garda vetting process. The requirement for re-vetting should be outlined in your Garda Vetting Policy.

Members can complete the vetting and re-vetting process by following the steps below:


Step 1: The owner/manager asks the employee to fill out the Vetting Invitation.
This can be filled out online in pdf form (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer web browsers support this), or the employee can fill it out in pen and take a photo of it.


Step 2: Once the form is completed and saved by the applicant, they then email it to the manager of the early childhood setting, along with a photo of their photo identification and a photo of proof of address. A list of acceptable identification is listed on the back of the form and in Table 1 below.


Types of documents that can be used for photo identification:

Types of documents that can be used to verify address:

• Irish Driving Licence or learner permit (new credit card format)
 • Irish Medical Card (with photograph)
• Passport
• Irish certificate of naturalisation
• Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card
• National Identity Card for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
• National age card issued by An Garda Siochana
 • Employment ID card issued by employer (name and photograph)
• Membership cards from a Union or Trade, Professional body or Educational Institution” (with photo)


• Driving licence
• P60, P45 or Payslip (with home address)
• Bank/Building Society/Credit Union statement
• Utility bill e.g. gas, electricity, television, broadband (must not be less than 6 months old. Printed online bills are acceptable. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable)
• Bank / Building Society / Credit Card Statement
• Letter from employer (within last two years): Confirming name and address
 • Correspondence from any of the following:

  • an educational institution
  • an insurance company regarding an active policy
  • a bank / credit union or government body or state agency


Types of documents that can be used to verify:  both photo ID and address:

• Irish Driving Licence (new credit card statement)
• Employment ID card issued by employer (name, address and photo)

Table 1 : Identification that is acceptable for Garda Vetting applications


Step 3: The owner manager then fills out the Identification Verification form once they have verified the identification that was sent from the applicant.


Step 4:  The owner/ manager emails us the Vetting Invitation and the Identification form (not the ID itself unless it is for the owner themselves) for the Garda vetting applicant to:


Step 5: The Garda vetting applicant will then receive a link via email from the National Vetting Bureau to complete their application online.
The owner/manager of the early years setting will also receive a notification from Early Childhood Ireland that says the applicant has been emailed a link from the National Vetting Bureau. The manager should check that the applicant has received the link and submitted their information to the NVB.


Step 6: Once working conditions are back to normal, we would ask that the forms be posted to us in the office as we need the original signatures of the applicant on the Vetting Invitation, and the owner/manager’s signature on the Identification Verification form.


Please post the forms to : Early Childhood Ireland, Hainault House, Belgard Square South, Tallaght, Dublin, D24 RFV0

If you have any queries regarding this please see here for further information: 

Or phone the Garda vetting team on 01 405 7102.


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