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Garda Vetting unit

This eVetting system was specifically designed to ensure speedy processing of vetting applications. The eVetting service provides for a 5 day turnaround for 80% of applications received via the system. In addition, the system has streamlined the entire vetting process, given more visibility to both organisations and applicants and contributed to a sustained reduction in processing times for applications.

The National Vetting Bureau will provide Registered Organisations with the opportunity to process applications online using our eVetting facility.

Applicants will be invited to apply online by the Registered Organisation from whom they are seeking vetting.

To use this service applicants must:

• be over 16 years old

• if aged 16-18 years, have submitted signed “Parent / Guardian” consent form

• have or have access to a valid email address

• have access to the Internet

• have completed the 'Proof of Identity' process

A key feature of the eVetting system is that the individual applicant can track progress of their own vetting application on-line and can, therefore, see when their application has been processed and returned to the relevant registered organisations.

Paper Garda Vetting applications will also be accepted once they are submitted in accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016. New National Vetting Bureau application and parental consent forms are available from all registered organisations.

To apply, visit the National Vetting Bureau website here.