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June 29, 2020

To continue to have quick turnaround times on Garda vetting applications, we encourage you to complete the Garda vetting PDF forms online as this helps to reduce errors. You will then print them out before signing and posting to us.


Garda Vetting PDF Forms

To try and minimise errors and ensure quick turnaround times we have Garda vetting application forms available in a fillable PDF format which you can complete online. You can fill in the form, print and sign. Forms with original signatures only can be accepted– online signatures and photocopied/emailed forms cannot be accepted. Please remember to tick the small consent boxes and put in the correct date.


1) the NVB1 Vetting Invitation form is filled in by the applicant online and then printed out, signed dated and ticked, before giving it to the owner manager, with a copy of Photo ID and proof of address.

2)The  Identification Verification form requires the owner / manager to write down the type of photographic identification, and the type of proof of address they have on file for the applicant. There is a list of the acceptable documents on the back of the Identification Verification form.
Please ensure the role to be vetted is a relevant work Activity.

An owner/manager cannot sign their own Identification Verification form- this must be signed by an assistant manager/board member etc or alternatively you can send us in a copy of your photographic and address identification.

3) Please check that the applicant has correctly filled in their Vetting Invitation form, including the correct email address, and that it is legible (if handwritten). Then post these two forms to us at :

Early Childhood Ireland
Garda Vetting
Hainault House
Belgard Square South
D24 RFV0

4) Once you have sent the two Garda vetting forms into us for an applicant, you will receive an email from Early Childhood Ireland, stating that the applicant has been sent a link from the National Vetting Bureau (NVB).

At this point it is recommended that you contact the potential employee to see if they have received the link from the NVB. If they have not received the link, check their email address and ask them to check their junk mail. You can contact us to check the correct email address is in the system. If it needs amending, we can then change this and another link will be resent to the applicant.

5) Re-vetting is the same process as above and is only required every 3 years for employees.


For any queries on Garda vetting please see the Garda vetting section on our website or phone us on 01 405 7102.

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