Au pair in Ireland
Registration of Non-EU au pairs in Ireland

Non-EU nationals will need to register with the local authorities, such as the Garda National Immigration Bureau, upon arrival in Ireland. Furthermore, they need to apply for a PPS Number.

Register as a family

Step 1: Registration with the Garda National Immigration Bureau

If your au pair is expected to stay in Ireland for more than 3 months, he/she will need to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. When registering with the immigration official, your au pair will need to appear in person at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (if you are in Dublin) or at the District Headquarters in other Garda Districts.

He/she will need to provide some information and evidence on his/her status, such as: details of when, where and how he/she arrived in Ireland, a photo and the current address in Ireland. He/she should also bring along his/her passport and documentation supporting the residence permit.

Following successful registration, your au pair will be issued with an Immigration Certificate of Registration, also known as a GNIB card. It costs 150 €.

Should you have any further questions, please consult the Citizens Information page concerning the registration of non-EU nationals in Ireland.

Step 2: Application for a PPS (Personal Public Service) Number

Your au pair will need to apply for a PPS Number.

How to apply for a PPS Number?

The Department of Social Protection will issue a PPS Number. Please contact the Social Welfare Local Office for more detailed information.

When applying for a PPS Number, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Your au pair's passport
  • Evidence of your address. Please write a short letter confirming that your au pair is presently living with you. He/she may also be asked to attach a household bill ( telephone, gas, etc.) in your name.

Should you have any further questions, please consult the Citizens Information page on the PPS Number.

We are continually researching and updating our host country information, but cannot guarantee that all material provided is complete and correct. If you notice gaps or inaccuracies, we would like to hear from you.

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