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Notice | Goodbye GNIB card - Hello Irish Residence Permit (IRP)

From 11 December the previous registration certificate (GNIB card) has been replaced by a new registration certificate called the Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

See what the Irish Residence Permit (IRP) looks like & learn about important changes

Visas

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

Citizenship

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

Immigration

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

Asylum

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

Registration

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

Repatriation

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 visa: Apply now for Christmas

Re-entry visa: Apply now for Christmas

Apply early to get a re-entry visa in time to travel over Christmas or New Year.

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Check if you need a visa

Visa, passport, immigration documents, etc. Find out what you need based on your nationality.

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Updated: 11 December 2017