How to access DAERA online services via nidirect (individual farmer only)

To access DAERA Online services via nidirect you must complete the following 3 steps:

Step 1: Create an nidirect account online

Step 2: Verify your identity at a DAERA Direct office

Step 3: Log in to verified nidirect account

Step 1: Create an nidirect account online

  • create your nidirect account
  • verify your email address
  • Create your memorable word between 6 and 15 characters long. Each time you login you’ll be prompted to enter 3 characters from this word so it’s important that it’s easy for you to remember this word.
  • make note of your nidirect verification code as you will need this for step 2 ‘Verify your identity at a DAERA Direct office’

Step 2: Verify your identity at a DAERA Direct office

  • bring your nidirect verification code and 3 acceptable forms of ID from list detailed below to a DAERA Direct office.
  • at the DAERA Direct office your nidirect account information (name, address etc) will be checked against your 3 forms of ID, so it is important you ensure they match.
  • once matched the DAERA Direct officer will verify your account and you can access your DAERA online services.

Step 3: Log in to verified nidirect account

  • return to log in with the nidirect account details
  • enter your DAERA Customer ID (on first login only)

You will then be able to view all DAERA Online Services available to you and select the service you wish to use.

Contact details for nidirect

If you have any queries regarding a nidirect account you can contact them:

Acceptable forms of ID

You need to bring at least 3 documents to verify your identity at a DAERA Direct office, one from Group 1 and two from Group 2

For example, a current passport or driving licence from Group 1 and a marriage certificate and current TV licence from Group 2.

If this is not possible, then 4 documents from Group 2 must be produced, one of which must be an original UK birth or adoption certificate.

Group 1

  • current passport - any nationality
  • biometric residence permit (UK)  
  • current driving licence (UK, NI, ROI, Isle of Man, Channel Islands or any EU country)
  • original birth certificate (UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands)
  • original long form Irish birth certificate
  • original adoption certificate (UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands)

Group 2

  • work permit or visa (UK) (UK residence permit)
  • current UK driving licence
  • certified copy of a UK birth or adoption certificate  - full or short certificate acceptable
  • marriage or civil partnership certificate
  • current UK firearms licence
  • HM Forces ID card (UK Only)
  • current TV licence
  • Electoral ID card (NI only)
  • EU national ID card
  • cards carrying PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)
  • Senior SmartPass issued by Translink (NI only)
  • examination certificates (16-18 year olds only)

The following group 2 documents must be dated within the last three months:

  • bank or building society statement (UK or EEA)
  • credit card statement
  • utility bill (UK or ROI) – not mobile phone
  • benefit statement (UK only)
  • addressed payslip

The following group 2 documents must be dated within the last 12 months:

  • mortgage statement (UK or EEA)
  • financial statement - ie savings account (UK)
  • P45 or P60 statement (UK and Channel Islands)
  • Land & Property Services rates demand (NI only)
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