Garda Vetting

Vetting in the GAA

In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. Thereafter, each club shall decide if other roles merit a person being vetted. Details of the GAA Vetting can be found here

There are 3 steps involved in the vetting process:

  1. Fill out the form and provide copies of identification to the Club Children’s Officer.
  2. Complete an online form to apply for GAA vetting.
  3. NVB will email you an application which you must complete.

If you require assistance completing your Garda Vetting application please contact the Club Children’s Officer by email to


Step 1

Click here for the GAA E-Vetting ID Form

The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid email address for future reference.  Complete the form and return, along with copies of your identity, to the Club Children’s Officer who must verify that they have received the ID verification as required. The ID verification may be retained by the Club Children’s Officer for the duration of the e-vetting process. 

Note: When entering the Role or Position, being vetted for it is very important that the Role is described correctly e.g. Mentor with under 12 team, Coach with under 14 team, First Aid with under 16 team. Unless the role is specified correctly the Garda vetting cannot be processed and will be rejected.

Step 2

Click here for GAA on-line E-Vetting application form

The details entered will be emailed back to you, for your own records. Your Club Secretary will also receive an email informing him/her that you have applied as a member of the club, to be issued with the NVB Vetting Application Form. 

Note: Please answer Yes to Documentation scanned and attached?   You will be asked to upload:

  • Photographic document with full name and date of birth (driver's license/passport)
  • Utility Bill

Note: Similar to Step 1 (above) be consistent when entering the Club Position/Role Unless the role is specified correctly the Garda vetting cannot be processed and will be rejected.

Step 3

Check for an email from the NVB.  

The NVB will email you (to the email address you provided in Step 2) the online NVB Vetting Application form. You should get the email a few days after completing Step 2.  The email from will have a Subject Line like Vetting Request GAA001-20200304-12345 Note: You should check your Inbox and Spam folder.  All sections of the form including passport number, current and previous addresses, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form. Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application. You and your Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.

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