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The Garda National Vetting Bureau (GNVB) Affiliate Registration Number

The GNVB number is required by the Garda National Vetting Bureau to confirm good governance and compliance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012-2016 to ensure that only persons conducting relevant work or activities with children or vulnerable adults are legally vetted under the Act.

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 on the National Vetting Bureau portal.


How do I apply for a GNVB Affiliate Registration Number?

1.Email the Garda vetting bureau at requesting a GNVB Affiliate Registration Number 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 affiliated with ECI membership number (or the process will have to start again)
  • Main contact person
  • The nature of your business e.g. early learning and care or School Age Childcare setting

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

2.The Garda Vetting Bureau will then email/post you an application form which you fill in and return by post 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 pages) confirming your GNVB number to

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

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