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ARF Deadline 2019

Home News Latest News ARF Deadline 2019
January 02, 2019

The Annual Retention Fee (ARF) for 2019 is due for payment before 31st of December 2018. 

The Annual Retention Fee (ARF) for 2019 is due for payment before 31st of December 2018. 

Method of payment

The majority of nurses and midwives pay their Annual Retention Fee online using My Account

We encourage all nurses and midwives to set up an online account to pay the ARF or other fees online, check the account balance and download forms.

If you are unable to pay online you can phone 1890 200 116 to make your payment by debit or credit card.  This line is open from 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 

Issuing of certs during the holiday period

Following payment of your ARF, the Annual Certificate will issue to you within 7 working days excluding holidays.  Delays may be expected over the Christmas holiday period. 

Checking you are on the Register

Both you and your employer may check your registration status online (Check the Register). All you need to provide is your PIN or your registered name (both first and last name).  The Check the Register page contains the registration status, the registration expiry date and the division(s) in which nurse or midwife is registered. This is updated every 48 hours (working days).

Voluntary Removal from the Register

Many nurses and midwives chose to remove their name from the Register for reasons such as retirement, undertaking a career break or working abroad.  The Voluntary Removal form can be found here.  If at a later date you decide to restore your name to the Register, you will be able to do that by filling out the Restoration Form and complying with any conditions for registration at that point.

Legal and professional responsibility to be on the Register
If you do not pay your ARF, NMBI will not be able to update your registration and issue you with an Annual Retention Certificate for 2019.

It is your professional and legal responsibility to ensure your name is on the Register if you are engaged in the practice of nursing or midwifery.  Practice includes clinical practice, nursing/midwifery management, education or research. Failure to pay your ARF on time may result in your name being removed from the Register. It is illegal to practise nursing or midwifery in Ireland if your name has been removed from the Register.

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