The 2023 annual registration renewal window will close on Tuesday, 14 February 2023.
We would like to thank the more than 68,000 nurses and midwives who have already completed the process and remind those who have yet to complete the process, to do so as soon as possible.
All nurses and midwives practising in Ireland are required 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 to maintain their registration. The annual renewal process must be completed through our online portal, MyNMBI.
Please note that student nurses and midwives are not required to renew.
Renewing your registration is easy and should only take a few minutes to complete. 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. Please note that we no longer accept renewal payments by phone.
There is an annual fee of €100 for renewing your registration. This fee goes towards our work to support nurses and midwives to provide patient care to the highest standards. This work includes:
- Maintaining the Register of Nurses and Midwives and the Candidate Register for students.
- Developing standards and guidance for nurses and midwives.
- Assessing and approving education programmes for the professions.
- Investigating complaints made against registrants.
We have created a video and guidance documents to assist you through the annual renewal process. The guides can be accessed through the links below and are available on our website.
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 60 minutes to generate your retention certificate. You can login again at any stage to download your new retention certificate.
Our helpline number is open for anyone who is experiencing difficulties in logging in or renewing online. Our customer care team can be contacted on 0818 200 116 or +353 818 200 116 from outside Ireland (Monday-Friday 9am - 5:30pm). You can also email our Registration Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Removal from the Register
If the annual renewal is not completed by the Tuesday, 14 February 2023, we are legally obliged to include your name on the list of registrants that will be considered by the Board for removal.
If you wish to voluntarily remove your name from the Register of Nurses and Midwives, (for example are taking a career break or retiring), you can do so on the MyNMBI. This service is free of charge and the deadline for voluntary removal is Tuesday, 14 February 2023.
Should you choose to return at a later stage, you can restore your registration on MyNMBI by selecting the ‘Restoration’ option. When restoring, you will be required to pay the renewal fee only and the restoration fee will not apply.
Further details can be found on the Voluntary Removal section of our website.