Step to step guide on migrating to Ireland as a Registered Nurse
All information provided here are guidelines and are subject to change from the regulatory bodies involved
1. Get your international passport and pass your IELTS minimum required score is R7 L7 W6.5 S7 with overall band 7.0
2. Register for recognition with NMBI
Apply for a qualifications recognition on
Register under option G3 for a registered nurse or midwife who have practiced for at least 12months after qualification as a nurse or midwife.
Recognition fee is €350 make sure to provide all neccesary documents asked.
Depending on the resulting email sent to you, proceed to the next step
3. Apply for registration
Nurses and midwives who practise in Ireland must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Log on to MyNMBI page, answer and upload English competence result, add other required documents.
Registration fee is €150.
If application is fully accepted proceed to next. If not accepted, the nmbi board will contact you for possible options to complete your application.
4. Apply and get a job in Ireland
It is your responsibility to find a job in Ireland but agencies like IHR can help ( https://www.ihrnursing.co.uk/)
5. Apply for a visa
As a registered nurse/midwife apply at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Home under Critical Skills Employment Permit.
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You must have an employment letter before you can apply for a visa in Ireland. Your employer may help with your visa processing.
6. Move to Ireland and start working.
Your employer will inform you and based on agreement the need for accommodation and traveling expenses (such fees are subject to change)
Application takes about 2-6 months and the NMBI attends to client on a first come first serve bases, no means of fast tracking