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Application for restoration to the Register

The name of a registered nurse or a registered midwife may be removed from the Register of Nurses and Midwives for non-payment of the annual retention fee or following a Fitness to Practise inquiry.

If your name was removed from the Register following a Fitness to Practise inquiry, you may make an application to have your registration restored at any time, unless you have been prohibited from doing so for a specified period.

We suggest that you seek assistance or representation when applying to have your registration restored.

Criteria for the Board when considering whether to restore the registration of a nurse or midwife whose registration has been cancelled

The criteria that are taken into account by the Board of NMBI when considering applications for restoration to the Register following cancellation are available at this link. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with these rules before submitting your application for restoration. 

Steps in making an application

Contact the Fitness to Practise Department at the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or ask your representative to do so. State that you want to have your name restored to the Register.

You will be invited to attend a meeting of the Board of NMBI, at which you or your representative can make an oral or written submission. Your representative may attend the meeting on your behalf.

The Board will then make one of the following decisions:

  • To restore your registration
  • To restore your registration and attach conditions to the restoration
  • To refuse to restore your registration.

You will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision.

If the Board decides to attach conditions to the restoration of your registration or to refuse to restore your registration, you may make an appeal to the Court within 21 days.

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