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February 15, 2021

The Garda National Vetting Bureau (GNVB)  Affiliate Registration Number


The Garda National Vetting Bureau (GNVB)  Affiliate Registration Number will soon be compulsory in order to access Garda  Vetting,  so we urge all members who have not yet applied for it to do so now as the process can take up to three weeks.

If you have urgent Garda Vetting applications, please send those to us first before starting the GNVB Affiliate Registration Number application process.

If you have received your GNVB Affiliate Registration Number issued by the Garda National Vetting Bureau (GNVB), please email with a copy of both pages of the letter, so that we can have your setting registered on the National Vetting Bureau Portal. We cannot register you on the National Vetting Portal without receiving a copy of both sides of this letter. If you don’t have a scanner just take a photo on your phone of both pages, them email them to us. Putting the GNVB number on Garda Vetting forms is not sufficient for us to have you registered.


How do I apply for a GNVB Affiliate Registration Number?

1.Please email the Garda vetting bureau at requesting a GNVB  Affiliate Registration Number and giving the following information:

  • Early Childhood Ireland Membership Number
  • Name and address of your early learning or school age setting – this must be the SETTING address (or the process will have to start again)
  • Main contact person
  • The nature of your business e.g. early learning or school age setting

*Multiple Settings – This process must be completed for each individual ECI membership number as each setting is required to have their own GNVB Affiliate Registration Number.


2.The Garda Vetting Bureau will then post you an application form which you fill in and return to them. Once you have sent them the completed form, they will then issue you with your GNVB Affiliate Registration Number.


3.When you receive your GNVB Affiliate Registration Number please email a copy of the GNVB letter (both sides)  confirming your GNVB number to


If you have any queries regarding this process please email or phone 01 405 7102.

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