Authorisation and Approval Process  

Information on obtaining authorisation as a (re)insurance undertaking is set out in the Guidelines on Completing and Submitting Life Insurance, Non-Life Insurance and Reinsurance Applications 2017.
Prior to contacting the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”), a potential applicant should:

Checklists for Authorisation Applications

Subsequent to a preliminary meeting and depending on the nature of the proposal, the information requirements outlined in one of the following checklists must be provided to the Central Bank in support of an application: 

Checklist for Completing and Submitting Non-Life Insurance Applications under the European Union Regulations 2015 | pdf 836 KB Checklist for Completing and Submitting Life Insurance under the European Union Regulation 2015 | pdf 836 KB Checklist for Completing and Submitting Reinsurance Applications under the European Union (Insurance and Reinsurance) Regulation 2015 | pdf 833 KB Checklist for Completing and Submitting Captive Non-Life Reinsurance Applications under the European Union Regulations 2015 | pdf 828 KB Checklist for Completing and Submitting Captive Non-Life Insurance Applications under the European Union (Insurance and Reinsurance) Regulations 2015 | pdf 827 KB Guidance and Checklist for Submitting Applications for Third-Country Branches | pdf 463 KB

Additional Information

All of the listed information must be provided in order to constitute a complete application. 
The application process is an iterative one involving contact and consultation with the Central Bank after an application is formally submitted. 

If an applicant makes material changes to its application, it should submit a revised application incorporating all of the changes.  

The final decision on authorisation applications rests with the Central Bank. Details in relation to the formal authorisation of successful applications are also included in the Guidelines. 
 

Guidance on Applications

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