Automatic Extension

All immigration permissions that are due to expire from 21st of April 2021 to 20th of September 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister until the 20th of September 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions apply. Any permission that was renewed by the previous notices form the Department is also automatically renewed until the 20th of September 2021.

Please note, if your status is expired or within one month of the expiry of your IRP card, and you are eligible to renew your permission, please renew via the online renewal system (if in Dublin) or via your local immigration office (outside of Dublin), more information on how to renew below. We strongly advise individuals not to rely on the automatic extension, if you are currently eligible to renew.

Renewal of Immigration Permission

If you reside in Dublin and are seeking to renew your immigration permission, you can do so via the online renewal system here. In order to renew, you will need to complete the form, upload the required documents and pay the registration fee. You are no longer required to submit your passport to be stamped.

Please note, you will only be permitted to renew using the online renewal system, if you are within one month of the expiry date of your current IRP card.

If you reside outside of Dublin and are seeking to renew your immigration permission, please make an appointment with your local immigration office. You will need to bring the required documents to register and pay the registration fee.

Please note, if you are residing in Ireland on a Stamp 0, Stamp4EUFam, Stamp 5, Stamp 6 or in some cases, on Humanitarian Leave to Remain, you will not be able to use the online renewal system to renew. To renew on this basis you will need to follow the prescribed process outlined on your permission letter, and submit directly to the relevant Department.

Upgrading your Immigration Permission

In cases of ‘upgrading or changing’ your status, for example:

– Moving from a Stamp 2 Student permission to Stamp 4 Spouse of an Irish National

– Moving from a Stamp 1G Graduate Scheme to Stamp 4 Parent to an Irish Citizen Child

If you are currently residing in Dublin, currently on a valid permission, and satisfy the conditions of a different stamp, or a different category of stamp, you can ‘upgrade/ change’ your stamp via the online renewal system, by  uploading the required documents of the stamp you wish to move to.

If you are residing outside of Dublin, currently on a valid permission, and satisfy the conditions of a different stamp, or a different category of stamp, you can ‘upgrade/ change’ your stamp by attending your local immigration office, with the required documents of the stamp you wish to move to.

Renewing your permission with a new passport

If you have received a new passport since your first registration or previous renewal, you are required to attend in person to verify your identity and the immigration officer will renew your permission at the same time OR

If your previous immigration permission was only granted to the expiration date of your passport, and you have since received a new passport and wish to claim the balance of your permission, they need to see you in person to verify your identity and issue a new stamp.

If you reside in Dublin, please make an appointment online. Please note, new appointments become available every day at 2.30pm, however if you are unable to secure an appointment for first time registration, please message our caseworkers.

If you are reside outside of Dublin, please make an appointment with your local immigration office.

First Time Registration

Burgh Quay Registration Office re-opened on Monday, 10th of May, 2021.

If you reside in Dublin and are seeking an appointment for first time registration, please make an appointment online. Please note, new appointments become available every day at 2.30pm, however if you are unable to secure an appointment for first time registration, please message our caseworkers.

If you are registering outside of Dublin and seeking an appointment for first time registration, please make an appointment with your local immigration office.