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Registration Guidance for Resident or Recently Returned Nurses with Fixed Term COVID-19 Contracts

Home News Latest News Registration Guidance for Resident or Recently Returned Nurses with Fixed Term COVID-19 Contracts
April 17, 2020

Registration fees are waived for nurses resident in Ireland (or those recently returned) who are new to the Register of Nurses and Midwives and want to take up a fixed term contract for COVID-19**. This waiver does not apply to those who have applied previously for registration or qualifications recognition.

Registration fees are waived for nurses resident in Ireland (or those recently returned) who are new to the Register of Nurses and Midwives and want to take up a fixed term contract for COVID-19**. This waiver does not alter current Irish registration standards (e.g. language) and does not apply to those who have applied previously for registration or qualifications recognition.

If you are resident in Ireland (or have recently returned) to take up a fixed term contract please e-mail us at the address below and we will forward an application pack free of charge.

How to request an application form:

If you qualified in the EU, please request an application pack, including evidence of your current Irish address in an email to: euregistration@nmbi.ie

If you qualified outside of Ireland or the EU, please request an application pack, including evidence of your current Irish address in an email to: overseasreg@nmbi.ie

If you have questions, please call 1890 200 116.


Notes:

* Applicants must be currently living in Ireland to avail of the above. Proof of current Irish address must be provided via one of the following documents: 

  • Recent utility bill (gas, phone, broadband or electricity) or mobile phone bill
  • Statement of results or correspondence from your college or university
  • Bank/building society/credit card or credit union statement
  • Document from a state agency showing your current address (tax related document)


**While this fee waiver applies if you are resident in Ireland (or have recently returned) to take up a fixed term contract, there are two other groups who benefit from waivers due to the temporary/fixed term nature of their work during COVID-19:

Nurses and midwives restoring to the Register of Nurses and Midwives can do so on a no fee basis. This waiver, supported by the government’s emergency legislation covers professionals until the next annual registration cycle.

​Nurses and midwives from Europe (to include the UK) can also support the Irish healthcare system during the emergency on a no fee ‘temporary and occasional’ basis if they are currently registered with the regulator in their own country. These professionals need to apply via the European Union, Electronic Professional Card (EPC) system on the Europa website.

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