Public Service Identity

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The Public Service has put in place an identity management system to ensure that it properly identifies people in their transactions with public bodies and to protect peoples’ privacy and confidentiality to the maximum extent possible. This identity management system is made up of :

PPS Number

The PPS number is a unique personal identifier and is used extensively by Government Departments and other authorised users to provide the public with secure access to a wide range of public services.

Public Service Identity

The Public Service Identity is laid down in legislation and consists of a person’s individual data.

Public Services Card

The Public Services Card is replacing the Social Services Card and the Free Travel pass of this Department. It will also make it easy for providers of public services to verify the identity of customers. 

My GovId

Online Identity Verification with

Last modified:13/07/2017

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