4th December 2020
The Department of Justice continues to examine ways to improve the delivery
of services to our customers. I would like to update you on one such
improvement being implemented by the Immigration Service of the Department
with effect from December 2nd 2020, which may be relevant to the work of
From this date, our customers renewing the registration of their
immigration permission will no longer need to submit their passport to have
the immigration stamp added by their Registration Office. This applies to
renewals for Dublin-based customers, which are made through an online
renewal process facilitated by the Burgh Quay office and renewals for
customers living outside Dublin, which are made in-person in local
Registration Offices at Garda Stations nationwide.
Customers will no longer have to leave their passport with a registration
office while their application is being processed. It is expected that this
will significantly improve the time taken to renew immigration permissions
and will also allow the person to use their passport for other purposes
while their application is being processed.
Successful applicants will be issued with an Irish Residence Permit (IRP)
card which will prove that they are legally registered in Ireland and
identify the immigration permission that they hold. If legal residence and
proof of an up-to-date immigration permission is a requirement for access
to any state services, the production of this valid IRP card will satisfy
this requirement. If proof of a person’s reckonable residency in the State
is required, queries should be addressed to the Garda National Immigration
Bureau, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
I would be grateful if you could please communicate this important change
within your organisation and to any relevant affiliates, especially where
this information may be important for their area of work or service
Our website www.inis.gov.ie contains more information, along with a
Frequently Asked Questions document on these changes, with relevant
information for both individuals and organisations. If you have any further
questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head of Registration Office