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Fáilte go dtí Seirbhís Eadóirseachta agus Inimirce na hÉireann

Welcome to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service



Notice 1 | Updated statement from INIS on the recent judgment in the High Court citizenship case

29 July 2019

The Department is continuing to work on finding solutions to the situation as quickly as possible. The best interests of applicants and future applicants are foremost in our considerations.

On Thursday 25 July 2019, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan obtained Cabinet approval for a proposed Bill, which seeks to resolve the issue that has arisen in the recent High Court judgment.

The full details of the updated statement are available on Updates and announcements.


Notice 2 | Information for non-EEA students

If you plan on studying in Ireland, you must have letter of enrolment from your college in Ireland before you travel to Ireland. This applies if you book directly with a college in Ireland or if you book with agency in Ireland or in your home country.

If you do not have a letter of enrolment you will be refused entry at the port of entry. This requirement applies to all non-EEA nationals, both those who require a visa and those who can travel to Ireland without a visa.


Notice 3 | 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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Updated: 19 August 2019