Restoration Procedure

If a registrant has been removed from the Register, they may apply for restoration by completing a Restoration Application Form. They must satisfy the Registration Board that they have met all requirements in order to return to the Register. 

Applicants may be required to complete additional requirements relating to Return to Practice provisions. 

Vetting: If applying for restoration more than six months after a removal date, an individual will be Vetted again. Any individual in this position is advised to begin the restoration process as soon as they know when they wish to return to the Register.  Please click here to download an NVB vetting invitation form.

Police Clearance: If you have lived abroad for longer than one year and one day or longer following your removal from the register, you must provide an original or certified copy of a certificate of criminal clearance (to be obtained from the local police authority). The length of time required to obtain such a certificate will vary from one country to the next and it is advised to make early contact with the relevant police authority. 

Restoration fees: The fee payable depends on whether an individual came off the register voluntarily (see below) or they were removed from the register for failure to pay fees (see below). 

Requirements for restoration to the Register following Removal on Request

Please Note: You may be subject to other requirements if more than two years since you last practised.

Returning to the RegisterFeeMain requirements
Less than 6 months from date of removal from the register

€100 Restoration and retention fee (covers retention fees to next retention date)

Complete restoration application form

Minimal details required

6 months to 2 years from date of removal from the register

€30 Restoration Fee +
€100 retention fee

(covers retention fees to next retention date)

Complete restoration application form

Full details required including employment, memberships, health and character declaration

Submit application for NVB eVetting

More than 2 years after date of removal from the register

€30 Restoration Fee +
€100 retention fee

(covers retention fees to next retention date)

Complete restoration application form

Full details required including employment, memberships, health and character declaration

Submit application for NVB eVetting

Complete additional statutory declaration


The restoration fees as set out in this table were approved by Council at its meeting on 30 March 2017. The fees are effective for restoration applications received on or after 31 March 2017. 

Requirements for restoration to the Register following removal for Non-Payment of Fees

Returning to the RegisterFeeMain requirements
Applying for restoration within 6 months of annual renewal date€50 Restoration fee + €100 retention fee to next retention date

Complete  restoration application form 

Minimal details required


Application for restoration to the register more than six months after the annual renewal date

When six months after the annual retention date have passed, there is no restoration process available to those who have been removed from the register for non-payment of retention fees. 

If a person has been removed from the register for non-payment of fees, and in cases where that person seeks to be registered more than six months after annual renewal date, the only option/route available is to apply for registration under section 38. 

Persons who were previously registered under the transition/grandparenting provisions of section 91 may not be eligible for registration under section 38.

The standard application fee is €100.

The standard online application process is not available to those who seek restoration to the register. Please contact CORU for further details.

The restoration fees as set out in this table were approved by Council at its meeting on 30 March 2017. The fees are effective for restoration applications received on or after 31 March 2017.