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New registration procedures for Irish Residence Permissions in Cork and Limerick starting in July 2024

Transition of Immigration Registration to ISD for Cork and Limerick Counties

Effective from 8th July 2024, there are significant changes to the registration and renewal process for Irish immigration residence permissions in Cork and Limerick. The responsibility for these services has shifted from the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) to the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) of the Department of Justice.
First-Time Registration:

  • Applicants residing in Cork and Limerick can now register their Irish residence permissions at the Registration Office located at 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
  • This expands the existing registration services available for counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath, and Wicklow.
  • To book an appointment for first-time registration, call the Freephone number 1800 800 630 during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • During your appointment, bring your passport (or equivalent document recognised by the Irish government), a completed address form (received via email), and printed copies of relevant supporting documents.

Fees and Payment:

  • A fee of €300 (credit/debit card only) applies for first-time registration.
  • Failure to provide all required documents during your appointment will necessitate a return visit to complete the registration process.

Renewal Process:

  • Starting from 8th July 2024, applicants in Cork and Limerick can renew their permissions online via the ISD online renewal portal.
  • No in-person visit to the Burgh Quay Registration Office is required for renewal.
  • The GNIB will continue handling registrations and renewals for applicants outside of counties Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Cork, and Limerick.

Processing Times:

  • The ISD processes renewal applications in the order received, ensuring fairness.
  • Check the Immigration Service website for live processing updates.

Certain applicants are exempt from the €300 registration fee:

  • Have refugee status.
  • Have subsidiary protection status.
  • Have leave to remain under Section 49 of the International Protection Act 2015.
  • Are aged between 16 and 18 years of age. Are resident based on marriage to an Irish citizen.
  • Are a family member of an EU citizen.
  • Are Ukrainian citizens and certain foreign nationals’ resident in the State as a Beneficiary of Temporary Protection.

If you would like more information on the above or would like our assistance with your immigration matters in the State, please do not hesitate to contact our highly experienced team of immigration professionals at 01 873 5012 or and we would be glad to assist you.

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Founded in 1999, McGrath Mullan LLP has become a cornerstone of legal expertise in Dublin. Our firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services in both private and commercial law. With a team of nine experienced solicitors, we specialise in areas such as Immigration Law, Personal Injury, Commercial Property, Family Law, and Probate, ensuring our clients receive expert legal solutions.

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