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Minister for Justice and Equality Helen McEntee has announced that all Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in Ireland that are due to expire between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021  are automatically renewed until 20th January 2021.

The renewal of permissions is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive.

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only at and renewal applications will continue to be accepted.

Registrations outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau through the Garda Station network.  Information on the contact details for all the registration offices outside Dublin is available here.

Please note: MRCI advises for everyone to renew their permission as soon as possible. If you require information on how to renew immigration permissions or the required documents, please contact one of our caseworkers using our web form.