How do I get a Personal Public Service Number in Ireland?

How do I get a Personal Public Service Number in Ireland?

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 What is a Personal Public Service Number (PPS)?

Your Personal Public Service Number (PPS number) is a unique reference number that your employer uses to make the required tax and social insurance contributions on your behalf and helps you access social welfare benefits, public services, and information in Ireland.

“The legislation governing the use of the PPS Number is contained in the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005 as amended.”

When can I get a Personal Public Service Number?

You cannot obtain a PPS number before you arrive in Ireland.

A Public Services Card is usually issued when you are allocated a PPS number. This means that you will also have your photograph taken when you attend a center for registration of a new PPS number. It will take approximately 4-5 days for notification of your PPS number to arrive after your appointment.

How and when should I apply?

Only the Department of Social Protection can provide you with a PPS number. You should attend your nearest PPS registration center. You should contact the registration center to check if an appointment is required.

It’s necessary to register online To do this you need a mobile phone number and two email addresses (the main address and an alternate address).

  1. Create a MyGovId account
  2. Register for an appointment
  3. When you have made your appointment, print the notification and bring it to your appointment along with the required documents.

You should apply for an appointment at least 4-6 weeks before you arrive in Ireland/start working for the company.

What documents do I need to take to my appointment?

You will be asked to produce documentary evidence of identity and residence in Ireland.

  1. Current passport or National Identity card
  2. Proof of address in Ireland
  3. Internship training agreement
  4. Appointment notification



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