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 Covid-19 Information about Immigration and International Protection

*Important: Only the most recently published notices are listed below.  For the full list of notices published on this website please see the Updates and Announcements section.


Notice 1 | Impact of COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

27 April 2020 (FAQ document updated 30 September 2020: The Sections affected are detailed within the latest FAQ document)

Keep up to date with the latest information on Immigration and International Protection during the Covid-19 pandemic in the new dedicated COVID-19 Updates and Announcements area. In this area you will find notices on the various arrangements to address issues brought about by the pandemic.

A Frequently Asked Questions document about the impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and International Protection has also been published. You can read more here...  For the current health advice, including information on self-isolation requirements on arrival in Ireland, visit: Irish Health Service COVID-19 Advice Page.


Notice 2 | New application process for Preclearance applicants

20 November 2020

As of 21/11/2020, Preclearance procedures are changing for the following existing schemes:

  • Volunteer in Ireland
  • Minister of Religion
  • De Facto Partner of a CSEP/ HA Holder
  • De Facto Partner of an Irish National

All Preclearance application forms will move to the online application system AVATS. Instructions on how to apply and use the application system, will be provided on the relevant webpage for each scheme.

Read the full details in Visas Updates and Announcements… 


Notice 3 | UK Withdrawal from the EU – Information for UK Nationals and their Non-EEA family members living in Ireland

19 November 2020

Brexit will come fully into effect on 31 December 2020, when the UK leaves the EU after the end of the transition period. If you are a UK national living in Ireland, or a family member of a UK National living here with them, this information will help you to understand what it means for you.

Read the full details of this notice here...


Notice 4 | Dublin Registration Office temporary closure, and processing times for online applications of Dublin residents

21 October 2020 (updated 30 October 2020)

Further to the Government announcement on updated measures to respond to COVID-19, Registration Office, Immigration Service Delivery,  at Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 will temporarily close to the public for "first time" registration appointments with effect from Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 7.00 p.m.  Further updates on re-opening will follow.

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only at https://inisonline.jahs.ie.  Renewal applications will continue to be accepted and processed online and passports will be returned to customers by post as normal.

Processing times and postal times for online applications can be found here.

If you have any questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions document.

For urgent queries please email: burghquayregoffice@justice.ie

Registrations outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau through the Garda Station network. Contact details for these offices are available at: www.garda.ie


Notice 5 | English Language Students seeking to enter the state

27 October 2020

Please be advised that that due to new public health restrictions under the Level 5 of the Government Framework for Restrictive Measures in Response to COVID-19, English Language Providers have been directed to move all tuition modules online. This is an exceptional and short term and temporary measure due to COVID-19 pandemc. Once restrictions return to Level 3 or lower, the provider’s location, then the standard ILEP criteria of in-person tuition will reapply.
Prospective students seeking to enter the State should wait until in-person tuition has been resumed. Failure to do so may result in such students being refused leave to land and being refused registration. Providers have been requested to bring this to the attention of prospective students.


Notice 6 | Visa Services

25 September 2020 (updated 14 and 21 October)

Please note that we have updated the notice on Visa Services in light of the move to Level 5 COVID restrictions. This notice contains updated information to inform Visa Applicants, in particular English language study applicants about the current Visa Application Processing situation. Read the full details of the notice here… 


Notice 7 | Students on Stamp 2 permissions

25 September 2020

In March 2020 we announced a temporary change to the number of hours students were allowed to work as part of their Immigration Conditions. This is changing and students will be limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week so as to concentrate efforts on their study course. Students must also be enrolled on a course of study.  See the full details of this notice here…


Notice 8 | Minister announces further temporary extension of Immigration and International Protection permissions

18 September 2020

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 and supplements all previous extension notices. This is the fifth, and expected to be the final, extension of permissions implemented since the outset of the pandemic and the longest granted.

In light of the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the following notice applies to all persons with a current valid permission due to expire from 20th September 2020 to 20th January 2021, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).

All such permissions that are due to expire from 20th September 2020 - 20th January 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to the 20th January 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive. The full details of this notice are available here...


Older notices are available on the Updates and Announcements section


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