DAERA online services, such as APHIS and SAF have been designed to help farmers reduce many of the paper based transactions required by DAERA and are free, easy to use, available 24/7, safe and secure. The online services also help farmers comply with legislation, reduce potential errors and give farmers access to detailed information about their business and animals.
Before you start
DAERA need to be sure that your privacy is being protected and your data is secure. DAERA need to know it’s you (not someone pretending to be you), in order to ensure your information is safe. You must therefore apply for authorisation and verify your identity before any information can be accessed on your DAERA online services. Once you have applied for access, it is your responsibility to keep your DAERA online services account details safe and secure.
We are introducing a new identity service called NIDA (Northern Ireland Civil Service Identity Assurance) through nidirect which improves the security of your online transactions with DAERA. It will also enable you to register with other Northern Ireland Assembly Departmental Services as they become available.
Individual farmer access
You can access DAERA online services using nidirect or Government Gateway.
- How to access DAERA online services via nidirect
- How to access DAERA online services via Government Gateway (only available until Mar 2019)
You can only access DAERA online services via Government Gateway.
Contact details for DEARA online services
If you have any queries regarding DAERA online services you can contact us:
By email at email@example.com
By telephone on 028 9442 6699