New FAI Garda Vetting 05.09.16



To All FAI National Bodies & Provincial Associations

As previously advised, all Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland (the ‘FAI’) will be processed online from today, 5th September 2016. 

For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda vetting invitation form and the Garda vetting ID validation form which are attached as one complete document.  To fully submit an application they need to send their Garda vetting invitation form, Garda vetting ID validation form and copies of their identification to: Child Welfare, Football Association of Ireland, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15. 

On receipt of a Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of  the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17 the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form which is also attached.  Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.

Could you please ensure all affiliated to your organisation are in receipt of this information.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours Sincerely,

Gary McDermott