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  • For permissions due to expire between 15 January 2022 and 31 May 2022
  • For permissions registered by the Immigration Service in Dublin and An Garda Síochána nationwide

The Department of Justice have announced a further temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions until 31st of May 2022. 

This applies to permissions that are due to expire between 15 January 2022 and 31 May 2022 and includes permissions that have already been extended by the previous seven temporary extensions since March 2020. Renewal is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions will continue to apply.

International English Language 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 May 31 2022 without enrolling in a further English language course.

However, they must register for a new qualifying immigration permission by 31 May 2022 to ensure they can remain in the State after that date.

Those who are entitled to receive a new IRP card may continue to use their current expired card to enable them to depart from and return to Ireland in confidence over Christmas and until 15 January 2022.

Adult customers who plan to travel abroad beyond 15 January 2022 should apply to renew their immigration permission and receive a new IRP card. Otherwise, they must secure a re-entry visa in Ireland before travelling or in an overseas visa office before returning.

The current suspension of the re-entry visa requirement for any minors already residing in Ireland and travelling with a legally resident parent will continue in line with the new extension until 31 May 2022.

People in Dublin and Co. Dublin can renew their permission online at: 

People in Dublin and Co. Dublin renewing with a new passport, for first-time registration or seeking the remainder of their permission, will need to attend an appointment at Burgh Quay Registration Office. Appointments are available via:

Renewals outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) through local Garda Station network. Find out more here: