Annual Renewal

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Renewing Your Registration with NMBI 

Every registered nurse and midwife in Ireland is required to renew their registration each year. From the start of each calendar year, employers seek evidence that your registration has been renewed. 

In December 2020, we sent all our registrants notices informing them that the 2021 annual renewal process had begun. The notice included temporary credentials to be used exclusively this year to allow the registrant to access their registration account. Please do not start the process or create a new account on MyNMBI without the temporary credentials. 

These notices were resent by email earlier in January using the contact details we had on our system at the time. Please check your email to see if you received your temporary login details electronically. If you did, we recommend you copy and paste the credentials from that email into the MyNMBI login page.

Annual renewal deadline extended

 Annual registration renewal deadline extended from 31 January to 28 February 2021

NMBI recognises the impact Covid-19 is having on nurses and midwives. Some registrants also reported difficulties in engaging with the online system. We have taken a decision to extend the registration deadline from 31 January 2021 to 28 February 2021. 

We hope this will allow all our registrants more time to complete the new renewal process which takes longer this year as we are collecting new information from each registrant.

Paying your annual renewal through MyNMBI 

This year, the annual renew process will be done exclusively through MyNMBI and we can no longer accept renewal payments by phone. We recommend all registrants use a laptop or desktop to renew their 2021 registration as the application is not yet mobile enabled. 

As the system is new, your registration renewal is likely to take around 15 minutes as we are collecting additional data. This information will allow NMBI and our education stakeholders to plan for the future of healthcare in Ireland.

To complete the process, you will need:

  • The renewal notification letter sent to you by post 
  • Employment details (if employed)
  • A valid debit or credit card

If you have any difficulties logging in or renewing online, please refer to the guides below or contact our customer care team who can help you through the process. 

Please note: Due to a very high volume of calls we are receiving we recommend that you watch our 2021 annual registration renewal video, consult our user guide or visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page prior to contacting customer service.

2021 annual registration renewal guide

To assist you through the 2021 annual renewal process, we have created a video, a step-by-step guide and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) providing information on renewing your registration with MyNMBI.

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2021 Annual Registration Renewal Guide


A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Customer service

If you have not received your renewal notice or require support in completing the process, please email us at

To help us to handle your email efficiently, please provide the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Detailed description of your query or issues you are experiencing
  • Please send your email to only (please do not send to multiple inboxes) to allow our staff to answer your query in the shortest timeframe possible.

​​You can also call our customer support team on 1890 200 116, open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm who can help you through the process. 

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 Nurses and Midwives Register on MyNMBI. This service is free of charge and the deadline is 19 March 2021. 

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 (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 (Nurses and Midwives Act Section 82).

Important note: this year we will be collecting employment data for the first time

From this year onwards we will be collecting new data on your employment. 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 in accordance with section 46 (9) of the Act 2011 and S.I. No. 503 of 2020.

The data will allow NMBI to quantify the number of practising nurses and midwives for the first time 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. 

What do you need to complete the renewal process?

It will take you about 15 minutes to login to MyNMBI for the first time and renew your registration.

To complete the process, you will need:

  • The renewal notice sent to you by post 
  • If employed, your title, name of your workplace, start and end (if completed) of your employment dates
  • A valid debit or credit card

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