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NMBI preparation.

The information on this page specifically relates to Nurses who meet with the EU Directives for either Automatic Recognition or Acquired Rights. 
In the NMBI process this is referred to as a G1 Applicant. 

For your application to be considered under the EU Directive in needs to meet two criteria below at the same time:  

G1 (EU Directive Applications), General Description 

For your application to be considered under the EU Directive in needs to meet two criteria below at the same time:

Meet one of the four ‘Personal Status Criteria’:

01

I am an EU or EEA Member State national or 

02

A family member of an EU Member State national or 

03

A person who has been granted refugee or subsidiary protection status in Ireland or 

04

A family member of a person granted refugee or subsidiary protection status in Ireland 

and

Meet One Of The ‘Qualifications Criteria’:​

01

I am applying to the general nursing or midwifery division of the Register, and I started my qualifications in an EU or EEA country after its reference date

02

I am applying to the general nursing or midwifery division of the register, I qualified in an EU or EEA country and started my qualifications before the country’s reference date. I also have three (general nursing) or two (midwifery) out of five consecutive years of professional experience in an EU or EEA country in the planning, organising and administration of care

03

I started my qualifications in an EU or EEA country before the reference date of that country, and I satisfy a list of criteria specific to my country of training

If you fall into the G1 category then the process is quite simple and easy. It is summarised below into 6 basic steps and explained in the video.

important things you should know

NMBI Process

Register on the NMBI website for a registration account (https://my.nmbi.ie)

Once you set up an account you will receive an email to verify your account. Complete this step and then sign into your account.

On the first page click the link at the end of the sentence

If you trained overseas and would like to practise in Ireland please click here
Then fill in all your personal details

You will then be taken to a page to fill in your Nursing, Nationality and Nurse training details to establish your Recognition path, you just need to answer the questions asked.

Based on your CV you will fall into the Automatic Recognition (G1) path

You will automatically be taken to the next page to acknowledge your reason for registration, again you just need to answer the questions asked.

You will then be taken to the document page and will need to Upload the following documents

  • Copy of passport
  • Evidence of Formal Qualification/Diploma
    • Diploma or Parchment or official evidence that your successfully competed your training.

 

  • Certificate of Conformity 
    • A certificate used amongst EU regulators.

      Your home competent authority (regulator in the country you trained in) produces a certificate which mentions that your education programme fulfils the requirements of Annex V of Directive 2005/36/EC. This certificate is produced for G1 applicants.

  • or Certificate of Acquired Rights
    • A certificate used amongst EU regulators.

      Your home competent authority (regulator in the country you trained in) attests that you have practiced for a certain period of time before the date of the certificate (three years for general nurses and 2 years for midwives out of the last 5 years.

      This is generally required when your training does not meet the minimum training requirements as described in Annex V of Directive 2005/36/EC. This certificate is produced for G1 applicants.

  • Certificate of Current Professional Status/Certificate of Good Character
    • A certificate produced by a regulator in a jurisdiction where you practised nursing or midwifery. Some countries have regional regulators while others have national ones.

      The certificate states your registration dates, registration status and if you have any Fitness to Practise restrictions

 

  • Translations of any documents that are not in English

Further details about the required documentation is available here

Finally, you will be taken to the payment page and you will need to Make a payment of €350

This is the process to get you qualification recognized and once completed all that will be outstanding will be your proof of competency regarding English which will be either your OET or IELTS certificate.

 

This process is even easier if you have an EPC (Europian Professional Card)

A document that you receive once you complete the recognition of your qualification through the EU online portal

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