Renewing Your Registration with NMBI
All nurses or midwives practising in Ireland, are required to have their name on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by NMBI. Each year it is necessary to pay the annual renewal to maintain their registration.
Please note that student nurses and midwives are not required to renew. Any nurses or midwives who have registered for the first time, on or after 1 September 2023, are not required to renew until the 2025 annual renewal cycle.
All registrants are legally obliged under Section 53 of the Nurses and Midwives Act, as amended to keep their details on the Register correct and up-to-date. These details include contact information (address, email address and phone number) and employment details.
2024 annual registration renewal
The 2024 annual registration renewal window is open until 31 January 2024.
NMBI issued renewal notices by email to registrants, containing details on how you can renew. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam, junk or other email folders. If you have not received the renewal email, you can contact our customer care centre on 0818 200 116 (+353 818 200 116 from outside Ireland), open Monday to Friday, 9am-5:30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us to deal with your query efficiently, please provide your name, Personal Identification Number (PIN) and date of birth.
Please note that due to the large number of registrants who need to renew with NMBI, there may be times when the MyNMBI portal is slower processing details and payment, as a result of a high level of usage at any one time. If you experience this issue, we suggest that you log out and come back to the portal later. Peak usage tends to be in the evenings from 6 to 7pm.
Paying your annual renewal through MyNMBI
The annual registration renewal will be done through our online portal MyNMBI. MyNMBI is mobile enabled, making it more convenient to access the range of services and less paper driven. For the best user experience though we still recommend registrants use a laptop or desktop to renew their registration.
You can log into MyNMBI using the email address the notice was sent to and your password. If you cannot remember your password, please use the Forgotten Password button and follow the steps to reset your password. Please do not create a new account or you will not be able to access your details.
If this is your first time logging into MyNMBI, please refer to your renewal notice and the First Time Login User Guide.
To complete the process, you will need:
- The renewal notification sent to you by email
- Your password
- Employment details (if employed)
- A valid debit or credit card
If you have any difficulties in renewing online, please refer to the guides below or contact our customer care team on 0818 200 116 (or 00353 818 200 116 from outside Ireland) or email email@example.com at any time.
How your fee is used
There is an annual fee of €100 for renewing your registration. This fee goes towards our work to support nurses and midwives to provide patient care to the highest standards. This work includes:
- Maintaining the Register of Nurses and Midwives and the Candidate Register for students
- Developing standards and guidance for nurses and midwives
- Assessing and approving education programmes for the professions
- Investigating complaints made against registrants.
Annual registration renewal guides
To assist you through the annual renewal process, we have created a step-by-step guide, a video and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) providing information on renewing your registration with MyNMBI.
Annual Registration Renewal Guide
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Annual Registration Renewal FAQs
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If you require assistance, you can call our customer support team on 0818 200 116, (+353 818 200 116 from outside Ireland), open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When contacting our customer service team, please provide the following information:
- Personal Identification Number (PIN)
- Date of birth
Overview of the Renewal Process with MyNMBI
How do you voluntarily remove if you do not want to renew?
You can now voluntarily remove your name from the Register of Nurses and Midwives on MyNMBI. This service is free of charge and will be available during the annual renewal period. Should you choose this option, you can restore your name to the Register at any time by selecting the Restoration option on the MyNMBI portal.
Please read our Voluntary Removal section for more information.
If you do not renew before the deadline
Unfortunately, if the annual renewal is not completed by the deadline, we are legally obliged to include your name on the list of registrants that will be considered by the Board for removal. A removal letter will be sent to all those who did not renew their registration by the deadline (under Section 77 of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011).
Please note that notifications of removals are also sent to employers, the Minister for Health and the Health Service Executive (under Section 82 of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011).
NMBI will collect your employment information. Specifically, we will be collecting the following information:
- Job title
- Workplace name
- Workplace address
- Employment status
- Patient facing
- Employment start date
- Employment end date
- Divisions of register in which practising
Purpose of employment data collection
NMBI is legally required to maintain statistical records and make those records available for research and planning to include workforce planning (this is in accordance with section 46 (9) of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 and S.I. No. 503 of 2020).
The data will allow NMBI to quantify the number of practising nurses and midwives and deliver required statistical data to the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Department of Health and other stakeholders.
Your personal data will be collected, maintained and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Irish data protection legislation. Your personal data will not be shared with others or published. All reporting is done on an anonymised basis. Please see the NMBI Privacy Notice for more details.
This data being recorded by each registrant will in the longer term better enable us to support the needs and skills of registered nurses and midwives in Ireland, as we work to maintain standards, and associated public safety.