The new automatic extension in place until 15th of January 2022 will allow students on a Stamp 2 permission who may have been unable to attend face-to-face classes during the pandemic, to attend in-person classes over the coming weeks.
Students who have already completed the maximum number of three language courses may continue to work in line with the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP) criteria until 15 January 2022 without enrolling in a further English language course. However, they must register for a new qualifying immigration permission by 15 January 2022 to ensure they can remain in the State after that date.
Third level graduates who hold a 1G permission but were unable to secure work during the pandemic may apply to the Department of Justice for a 12-month extension of that permission. Students on a Stamp 2 can apply to transfer to a Stamp 1G once they meet the conditions.
Applications can be made online and further information is available at: https://www.irishimmigration.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Third-level-graduate-programme.pdf.