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Changes to criteria for non-Directive Overseas applications to NMBI

Home News Latest News Changes to criteria for non-Directive Overseas applications to NMBI
March 25, 2021

NMBI is set to introduce changes in how it processes applications for qualification recognition for applicants from certain overseas countries.

NMBI is set to introduce changes in how it processes applications for qualification recognition for applicants from certain overseas countries.

Up until now non-Directive applications for recognition of their qualifications from nurses and midwives– known as G3 applications - included a need to provide evidence they had practised for 12 months in the previous five years and evidence of active registration in another jurisdiction.

Following a review of this practice by NMBI, the Board of the regulatory body yesterday (24 March) approved a proposal to remove the criteria and change our practices. 

As a result, G3 applicants will no longer need to provide evidence of 12 months practice in the past five years – known as Recency of Practice – and they will no longer need to have active registration with a regulatory body in another country. 

G3 applicants will still be required as normal to provide a CCPS (certificate of professional standing) if they have been registered in other jurisdictions. They will also still be required to give details of their practice history and provide employment forms for those employments that they may wish to be considered for PQE (post qualification experience) as part of the recognition process. 

Following yesterday’s decision NMBI has started the process of changing our online registration portal MyNMBI for G3 applications. This is expected to take a short period of time to complete. 

Once our system updates have been completed G3 applicants who do not have 12 months’ practice in the past five years or who do not currently hold an active registration in another country will be able to submit applications for recognition of their qualifications via MyNMBI. NMBI will make a further announcement advising of the date when these applications will be accepted online. This information will be posted on the news section of our website. Applications submitted under this new regime will incur a non-refundable fee of €350.

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