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Fáilte go dtí Seirbhís Eadóirseachta agus Inimirce na hÉireann

Welcome to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service


Notice 1 | Abolition of adult re-entry visas from 13 May 2019

If you are from a visa required country, and have a valid IRP card or GNIB card, you will no longer require a re-entry visa to leave and return to Ireland on or after 13 May 2019. You will be able to show your passport and IRP or GNIB card to prove to airlines and immigration officials that you have a right to travel to Ireland. You will be exempt from the requirement to hold a visa.

See details of the changes from May 13 here...


Notice 2 | Scam alert - Hoax Calls from Phone number 01 6669100

Some customers of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) have been contacted by telephone by a person purporting to be from INIS asking for payment. INIS does not and will not contact applicants by telephone in relation to any such payments to accounts abroad.

See the full details of the notice here...


Visas & Preclearance

Check if you need a visa and/or preclearance for Ireland, how to apply plus visa decisions & waiting times.


Check if you are eligible for Irish citizenship by birth, descent or by naturalisation.


Apply from within the State for permission to work, study and reside with your family.


You may apply if you can't return to your home country because you fear persecution.


Register with immigration to stay in Ireland for longer than 90 days.


You may be instructed or helped to leave Ireland or, in exceptional cases, given permission to stay.

Registration in Dublin: Book an appointment

Re-entry visas: Always apply early

Documents you need to come to Ireland

Visas, passport, documents, etc. Find out what you need to come to Ireland.


Stamps and permission

Immigration permission and stamps come with conditions. Make sure you know the rules.

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News & updates


Updated:22 June 2019