Criteria for Directors not Possessing a PPS Number in Ireland


In Ireland, a Personal Public Service (PPS) number is a unique identifier issued to individuals who wish to access public services. The PPS number is used by a range of organizations, including employers, social welfare agencies, and the Revenue Commissioners, to identify individuals and manage their affairs


For directors who do not have a PPS number, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to comply with Irish company law. In this article, we will explore the requirements for directors who do not have a PPS number in Ireland.

Firstly, it is important to note that all directors of Irish companies must be registered with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) and must provide their PPS number as part of this registration process. If a director does not have a PPS number, they must apply for one before they can be registered with the CRO.


Once the PPS number has been issued, the director can then be registered with the CRO. They will need to provide their PPS number as part of the registration process, along with other details such as their name, date of birth, and address.

It is worth noting that there are certain circumstances where a director may not be required to have a PPS number. For example, if the director is a non-resident of Ireland and does not have any income or assets in the country, they may be exempt from having a PPS number.

However, even if a director is exempt from having a PPS number, they may still be required to provide other forms of identification, such as a passport or national ID card, in order to be registered with the CRO.


In summary, directors of Irish companies are required to have a PPS number in order to comply with Irish company law. If a director does not have a PPS number, they must apply for one before they can be registered with the CRO. There are certain circumstances where a director may be exempt from having a PPS number, but even in these cases, other forms of identification may be required.


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