We are delighted that over 2100 Early Childhood Ireland members are using the online Garda vetting process. That’s a lot of savings on postage stamps! Some of the queries we have received regarding the new online Garda vetting process are summarised below.
Q: How do I know if my online Garda vetting application has been accepted?
A: You should see a ‘Thank you’ screen after inputting the applicant’s information into the Garda vetting webform. You will also receive an email from Early Childhood Ireland letting you know that the application has been submitted and giving you the tracking number to track it on the NVB website.
The applicant will receive a link to complete their address history within a few hours, or if you enter it at night the following morning, so please encourage them to check their email for this link and enter their information into the National vetting bureau online form.
The turnaround time is ten days from when they complete the link, so the sooner they complete it, the sooner the completed Garda vetting comes back.
Q: I inputted the applicant’s information and received an email from Early Childhood Ireland, but the applicant hasn’t received the link. What do I do now?
A: If the applicant hasn’t received the link then please email email@example.com or phone us (with the applicant’s email address and date of birth) on 01 405 7102 to check if the email address for the applicant has been correctly inputted.
Q: How long does the Garda vetting process take?
A: With Early Childhood Ireland’s new online Garda vetting platform you can upload a Garda vetting application at any time that suits you. Once the applicant receives the link from the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) and completes the NVB online vetting form correctly, it is then taking ten working days for the completed Garda vetting application to come back from the NVB. Approx 20% of applications require further checks and will take longer.
Q: How do I track a Garda vetting application?
A: You can now track the Garda vetting application once it has been submitted, by entering the applicants vetting application ID (the long number starting with ECI001-2………) and their date of birth, on the An Garda Síochána webpage: https://vetting.garda.ie/Track. Make sure there are no spaces put in before or after the application ID number, as it may not work.