A Personal Public Service Number (PPS number) is a unique reference number assigned to every individual taking up employment in Ireland.

A PPS number can be obtained from the Department of Social Protection. They must first register on www.mywelfare.ie

After registering they will receive an appointment slot (This is normally about 2 weeks after registering). They must bring the following documents with them to their appointment:

  • Passport and GNIB card
  • Evidence that they are living in Ireland, such as utility bills (e.g. electricity, telephone, gas bills etc). If they do not have any utility bills a lease agreement or letter from a landlord confirming they are renting a property or room is usually sufficient.
  • A letter that we can provide confirming their employment.

The day after your appointment you can obtain your PPS number by phone by calling 01-7043281 (You will receive the PPS number in the post approximately 5-7 working days later).

If you are non resident please phone 1890 927 999 (If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call + 353 71 967 2616)