It has been confirmed by the Department of Justice and Equality that commencement orders for the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 have been signed.
The Act commenced on the 29th April 2016.

For new National Vetting applications, you should fully complete all sections of the VAI National Vetting forms available for download below.

You should complete and return the following  marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to: Authorised Liaison, 141 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

- National Vetting ID validation form

Vetting Invitation form

- Copies of your verified identification and home address

Club Validation Officer/Children’s Officer

The Validation Officer/Children’s Officer is responsible for checking the identification documents match that of the person, that the documents are correct and in line with the 100 point system (as outlined in document below). They must ensure the Vetting Invitation Form has been completed and signed by both applicant and Club Validation Officer/Children’s Officer.

Upon receipt of your Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of your verified ID the VAI will email you an invitation to complete the remainder of your Garda vetting application online. Following this, you will receive a tracking number which you can use to track the current status of your Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (NVB 3).

National Vetting Invitation Form HERE

ID Validation Form HERE

Parental/Guardian Consent form (If required) HERE

If you are unsure whether you have been Garda Vetted by the VAI please contact us at 01-6707165.

Tel: 01-6707165 Fax: 01-6707167 Address: 141 Thomas St, Dublin 8