With effect from 1 January 2021, applying by email is no longer possible, and it has been replaced by an online PPS Number application service via MyWelfare.ie.

In order to apply for a PPS Number via the online service, individuals will need to have a basic MyGovID account. This can be set up at www.mygovid.ie.  Applicants will need to provide evidence of why they require a PPS Number, and they will need to upload photos or scanned copies of the following:

  • an identity document
  • a proof of address, and
  • evidence of why the individual need a PPS Number.

If an individual is applying for a PPS Number to take up employment, they must have a signed offer of employment from their employer confirming when their position is to start or when it started. The employer’s letter should be on company headed paper and with the employer’s contact details together with the employer/company registered number.       

Further information regarding the PPSN application process can be found here