NMBI Application | Processing and Registration

NMBI Exam application

What do you need to know about the NMBI registration?

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is an independent statutory body in Ireland that supervises the nursing and midwifery professions. The NMBI requires all nurses and midwives practicing in Ireland to be registered on the Register of Nurses and Midwives.

How to apply for the NMBI registration?

The following are the steps of the NMBI registration process:

STEP 1: NMBI Qualification Recognition Phase

  • This phase involves the comparison of the candidates’ qualifications with the Irish education standards and requirements. To apply for qualifications recognition in one of the Register's divisions, the candidate must have completed a qualification that meets the division's standards and requirements. For G2 & G3 foreign healthcare candidates, applications will undergo both an administrative and qualification assessment and the board will require the candidates to complete a compensation measure.


STEP 2: NMBI Registration Phase

  • After reviewing the application, a provisional registration will be made for the candidate to be eligible to practice in Ireland as a healthcare professional.

From searching the application requirements for the NMBI and other qualifications can be overwhelming especially to foreign healthcare candidates who are not acquainted with or had no knowledge in applying for the NMBI registration. Due to this licensure application process for NMBI, candidates are advised to seek assistance from a specialized application preparation center like NEAC Medical Exams Center. NEAC‌ is an innovative pioneer medical exams application center that offers easy and fast application or registration assistance for NMBI and will do all the work for your NMBI application for the best price to avoid financial losses and delays that may cause rejections of your application. 

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    For further inquiries about the requirements, qualifications, and fees for the NMBI Application, kindly email us at online@applynclex.com


    No, only nurses and midwives can apply to the NMBI exam application. Plus, interested candidates are mandated to meet all the requirements and qualifications needed for the exam application.

    Once NMBI receives all the correct documentation for an application, they will assess it within the next 90 days.

    Candidates must pay the cost of translating these documents and be factored into the application process costs.

    Candidates will be given a login details to track their application at the second step. Once this step is completed, candidates will be given their application reference number and security code.

    Yes, the candidate can apply without providing evidence of language competency during the qualification process. However, the candidate cannot progress to registration without it.

    A candidate must use a personal email address. This email address will be the candicate's username for this year and future years. It is also how the board will contact them in the future.

    A candidate can confirm the divisions they are registered in and wish to renew. But they may also submit a voluntary removal request if they want to remove their name from a division of the Register.

    Once payment has been received, the candidate's 2021 Certificate will be placed in their account ‘My Documents’ section. If they can’t find it, log out and log back in again and check again. Please note that it may take up to 60 minutes for the certificate to generate on some occasions.

    Yes, all candidates must make an application to have their qualifications recognized first before making an application for registration.

    The facility is in the system to do that, but a candidate must then enter the date they ceased employment. The NMBI is primarily interested in the candidate's current employment, so past employment details are not mandatory.