Personal Public Service Number (PPSN)

Your PPSN is a unique reference number that is needed for all dealings with public service agencies, including Revenue.

PPSNs are given by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).

If you are non-resident in Ireland you can contact the DEASP's Client Identity Services (CIS). You can do this by:

They will send you the forms to request a new PPSN. When they have received these forms back from you, they will then contact you by letter to the address given on the application form.

Name change

The DEASP is responsible for managing the PPSN for every individual, including name changes. For more information on this please see the DEASP’s website under Changing your name.

Revenue will only amend an individual’s tax records with regard to their name when DEASP have updated their PPSN records.

Gender recognition

The Gender Recognition Act 2015 provides a legal basis for an individual to have their change in gender officially recognised. Further details are available on the DEASP website.

Once you have your Gender Recognition Certificate you must submit it to Revenue to enable us to update our records.