2022 Annual Renewal Underway with 15,000 Renewals Already Complete


The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) annual registration process is now well underway.

We would like to thank the 15,000 nurses and midwives who have already completed their annual registration.

All nurses or midwives practising in Ireland are required by law to have their name on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by NMBI and each year it is necessary to pay the annual renewal fee to maintain their registration.

NMBI is committed to improving our registration process. Following feedback on the 2021 process and engagement with stakeholders, improvements have been made to the MyNMBI system we use for registration renewals. As a result, those renewing online in November were able to do so in approximately seven minutes.

Below is an overview of the process including tips which will help you to complete your annual renewal as efficiently as possible.


In October NMBI issued email renewal notices to registrants and we are now in the process of sending reminder emails. If you have not received your notice, please check your Spam or Junk email folders. If your email is not in these folders, you can contact our customer care centre at 0818 200 116 or email regservices@nmbi.ie and we will send you the details again. When contacting us, please provide your name, Personal Identification Number (PIN) and date of birth to ensure we can deal with your query as quickly as possible.

Accessing MyNMBI

You can log into MyNMBI using the email address that the notice was sent to and your password. If you cannot remember your password, you can 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.

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

Paying your annual registration renewal

The annual registration renewal process must be done online through MyNMBI. We no longer accept payments by phone.

You can pay online using your own debit/credit card or if you are using a card issued to another person, please ensure that you have authorisation to do so. Under new EU requirements, the card provider/bank will request authentication to complete the payment.

For those who are experiencing difficulties completing their annual renewal payment under these new banking requirements, we recommend that you contact your card provider/bank who can provide you with information about payment authentication.

Avoiding peak dates/times

While the renewal window is open until 31 January 2022, we encourage registrants to login and renew as soon as possible. Peak dates for renewals are 29 - 31 December and processing during this time may take longer.

With more than 80,000 nurses and midwives on NMBI’s Register, there may be times when the MyNMBI portal is slower processing details and payment due to a high level of usage. 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.

Accessing your retention certificate

Once the payment is complete, you can download your annual retention certificate from the ‘My Documents’ section of MyNMBI. Please note that it may take up to 60 minutes to generate your retention certificate. You can login again at any stage to download your new retention certificate.


To assist you through the process, there are a number of helpful resources which can be accessed through the links below. Additional information is also available on the Annual Renewal section of our website.


For those who require assistance to complete the renewal process, please call: 0818 200 116 (Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm) or email our Registration Department at regservices@nmbi.ie.

When contacting us, please provide your name, Personal Identification Number (PIN) and date of birth to ensure we can deal with your query as efficiently as possible.

Voluntary removal

If you wish to voluntarily remove your name from the Register of Nurses and Midwives, this service is available on MyNMBI. For more information, please visit the Voluntary Removal section of our website.

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