On commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 and 2016 the National Vetting Bureau will provide Garda Vetting applicants with the ability to apply online using our eVetting facility.

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To use our eVetting service you 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

eVetting Steps

Step 1

The vetting subject manually completes and forwards to the Relevant Organisation a vetting Invitation Form (obtained from the Relevant Organisation) and provides proof of identity.

Step 2

The Relevant Organisation validates proof of identity and sends the vetting subject an e-mail with a link attached inviting him/her to complete a Vetting Application Form.

Step 3

The vetting subject completes a Vetting Application Form online and submits it to the Relevant Organisation.

Step 4

The Relevant Organisation reviews the Vetting Application Form and submits it to the National Vetting Bureau.

Step 5

The National Vetting Bureau processes the application and forwards a vetting disclosure to the Relevant Organisation.

Step 6

The Relevant Organisation reviews the vetting disclosure and as soon as is practicable provides a copy of the disclosure to the vetting subject.

evetting process steps

Benefits of using eVetting


 Quicker turnaround times for organisations and vetting subjects. eVetting removes days from the system lost to postage and data entry.


 The accuracy of data in the system will be significantly improved as interpretation of handwritten applications will be removed from the system. The wizard format of the application will ensure that all necessary fields will be completed, removing the burden on Liaison Persons to return incomplete applications.

Automated Validation

Automated validation is built into the application. This will further ensure that applications are completed fully and accurately.

Confirmation of receipt of an application

An email from the National Vetting Bureau will issue to the vetting subject and the Relevant Organisation confirming that we have received a Garda Vetting application.


 A suite of metrics will be available to Liaison Persons on applications such as how many are at invitation stage, for review, with NVB, in progress, completed, disclosed, rejected, terminated etc. Liaison Persons will also be able to gauge how many applications are coming into them.


Using the unique identifier the Liaison Person will be able to isolate and trace the progress of any application.

A vetting subject will be able to trace the progress of their own application, removing the need for them to contact the Liaison Person with a query regarding their application status.