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What if I don't have a PPS number?

Only a designated Social Welfare Office can issue you with a PPS No. You should contact your local Social Welfare Office to find details of the designated office in your area.

You will also find their contact details at www.welfare.ie or in the State Directory section of your phone book or golden pages. In order to get a number you will need to attend in person at a designated Social Welfare Office, fill out an application form and provide proof of your identity and evidence of address.

This is to ensure a person receives only one PPS No.

If you are an Irish citizen born in the Republic of Ireland, you will need to produce the following documents:

and

  • Photographic ID, such as your passport or driving licence

and

  • Evidence of your address, such as a household bill (electricity, telephone, gas, etc.) in your name.

If you are an Irish Citizen via naturalisation or Foreign Birth Registration you will need to produce the following documents:

  • Your current passport or Certificate of Naturalisation

or

  • Your Foreign Birth Registration certificate and Irish or UK driving licence or Irish learner driving permit

and

  • Evidence of your address,such as a household bill in your name.

If you are an Irish Citizen born in Northern Ireland or a UK citizen, you will need to produce the following documents:

  • Current passport

or

  • Your birth certificate showing your mother’s birth name or adoption certificate andcurrent driving licence

and

  • Evidence of your address, such as a household bill in your name.

If you are an EEA citizen from outside of Ireland and the UK, you will need to produce the following documents:

  • Current passport

and

  • Evidence of your address, such as a household bill in your name.

If you are from outside the EU/EEA you will need:

  • Your Passport or 1951 Travel Document,

and

  • Evidence of address in Ireland.

(Source:DSP)