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Guide to apply for PPSN for International Students

📚 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐈𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬! 📚

🇮🇪 We are excited to welcome you to Ireland! As you prepare for your studies here, there are a few things you need to know about the Personal Public Service (PPS) number.

🇮🇪 A PPS number is a unique identifier that is issued by the Revenue Department of the Irish government to track your social welfare, taxation, and healthcare records. It is mandatory for all students working or studying in Ireland to have a PPS number.

🇮🇪 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐏𝐏𝐒 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭?

There are many reasons why a PPS number is one of the most important document for international students in Ireland. Here are a few of the most important reasons:

🍀 To work: You will need a PPS number to work in Ireland, even if you are only working part-time.

🍀 To get healthcare: If you are an international student, you will need a PPS number to access healthcare in Ireland.

🍀 To claim social welfare benefits: If you are eligible for social welfare benefits in Ireland, you will need a PPS number to apply for them.

🇮🇪 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐏𝐏𝐒 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫?

You can apply for a PPS number by visiting You will have to create an ID on this website and follow the instructions to book an appointment. Once it is booked, You will need to bring the following documents with you:

🍀 Your passport or other valid ID

🍀 Proof of your address in Ireland

🍀 Proof that you are a student (for example, a letter from your university or college)

The application process is usually quick and easy. You should receive your PPS number in the mail within a few weeks.

🇮🇪 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐏𝐏𝐒 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬:

🍀 PPS numbers are free to apply for.

🍀 You can only have one PPS number.

🍀 You must keep your PPS number confidential.

🍀 You must update your Revenue account if you change your address or employment status.

SKT CONSULTANTS hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions about PPS numbers, please feel free to 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐔𝐬 or join our dedicated Facebook group 𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 (𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞) to unlock everything you need to know about your living in Ireland. We are here to help you with your transition to Ireland and your studies here.

🇮🇪 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐈𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝!

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