The number may be obtained at the local Social Welfare Office in Dominic Street, Limerick. It is not possible to get a PPS number before entering the country if you are entering Ireland for the first time (Contact number: 00 353 61 414799).
The PPSN registration centre only take applications on Monday to Friday mornings from 09:30p.m to 04:00p.m.
You will be required to present yourself to the registration centre and bring the following identification:
- Current passport
- Evidence of either birth/work/residencey/unemployment/education/tax liability in EU country, and
- Evidence of an address in Ireland (If unable to provide contact HR)
Once there you need to complete Form Reg1 (available at the Social Welfare Office). In cases where a new PPS number is allocated, you will be advised of your new number through the issue of a letter of notification sent automatically to the address given on the application form with 3 to 5 working days.