SAFE2 Registration Pilot Programme
From 6th July 2015, Prometric will be running a Pilot Programme in association with the Road Safety Authority and the Department of Social Protection. The programme will be running in two of our Test Centres – Dublin Central and Wicklow, all other centres will operate as normal.
This program is applicable only to those candidates booking to sit the following Category BW Driver Theory Test (Car, Motorcycle and Work Vehicles). The pilot program will incorporate a face-to-face SAFE (Standard Authentication Framework Environment) registration as part of the Driver Theory Test appointment check-in process.
What is the purpose of the SAFE2 Pilot Programme?
The purpose of SAFE2 registration is to verify an individual’s identity on a face-to face basis, so that future interactions with Government bodies will be securely conducted over the telephone or online rather than in person.
Please note that Candidates who have previously been SAFE2 verified will not be required to undergo SAFE2 verification at the Test Centre. The ID requirements for candidates who have previously been SAFE2 verified are listed here and are also outlined on your Confirmation Letter or Email. Please check your Confirmation Letter/Email before your appointment to ensure you have the required ID for your appointment.
How do I complete the SAFE2 Registration process?
In order to complete SAFE2 Registration, candidates will be asked to bring certain documents to the test appointment to prove Identity, Proof of Residency, Address and PPSN (Personal Public Service Number).
During SAFE2 registration, these documents will be checked and verified and the candidate’s digital image will be taken and signature recorded. Candidates will also be asked to confirm their responses to Security Questions that have been asked during online/phone registration.
As part of the SAFE2 Pilot program all candidates are required to enter their PPSN (Personal Public Service Number) at the beginning of the booking process.
This PPSN is matched against the First (Given) Name, Last (Family) Name, Middle Name(where applicable) and Date of Birth entered. Once the system verifies that the Name(s) and DOB entered matches the PPSN on the database, candidates may proceed with their booking. Please take care when entering these details as all information must be correct in order for the candidate to proceed with the booking.
In the event that the system cannot verify your PPSN, please carefully check that you have entered all details (First (Given) Name, Last (Family) Name, Middle Name and Date of Birth) correctly. If you continue to receive an error message please contact the Department of Social Protection on the following phone number to check your details: 1890 927 999
SAFE2 Registration Identification Requirements
Only valid (in date) and original documents in good condition will be accepted, with the exception of Irish Passports which must be in date or expired by no more than one year. If you do not bring the required identity documents with you, or you are late for your appointment, you will not be allowed to sit your test and you will lose your fee.
Important: You must ensure that the ID that you present on the day of your test matches EXACTLY the name you have booked your test under. If it does not match, you will not be permitted to sit your test and you will lose your fee.
In order to complete SAFE2 Registration you must present documents to verify:
- Residency Entitlement
- Personal Public Services Number (PPSN)
The identification documents that will be accepted as verification of each of the above categories have been listed below:
|2. EVIDENCE OF RESIDENCY ENTITLEMENT|
|Irish/UK (incl. Channel Islands & Isle of Man) long-form birth certificate or adoption certificate|
|Certificate of entry in the Irish Foreign Births Register|
|Current passport for all EU/EEA/Swiss citizens|
|Current national identity card for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens|
|Irish certificate of naturalisation|
|Current certificate of registration (GNIB card) for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens (must be presented with a current passport valid for international use)|
|3. PROOF OF ADDRESS (THESE DOCUMENTS CAN BE NO MORE THAN 6 MONTHS OLD AT DATE OF APPLICATION)|
|Utility bill (i.e. from electricity/phone/gas/cable television/broadband provider), or other correspondence from a utility company, showing customer’s name and address in postal or online version. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable|
|Statement or other correspondence from bank/building society/credit union including eStatements where the customer’s name and address are detailed. (Statements from store cards/catalogue companies are not acceptable)|
|Letter from Department of Social Protection/Revenue|
|Other official correspondence from an Irish state agency e.g. government departments; HSE; Register of Electors/polling card; CAO; An Garda Síochána; Private Residential Tenancies Board or third level college/training agency etc.|
|Correspondence from an insurance company|
|4. PPSN VERIFICATION|
|Public services card/social services card|
|Correspondence from Revenue/Department of Social Protection showing PPSN|
|P21/Tax Assessment/ Notice of Tax credits|
|Receipt of social welfare payment which shows full PPSN|
|Medical card / Drug Payment Scheme (DPS) card / European Health Insurance card|
|Payslip or P60/P45 (printed versions of electronic payslips are acceptable)|
|C2 card issued to self-employed contractors,|
|Free Travel Pass|