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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 18 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 (updated 10 July 2020: Notice affected is Resumption of Visa Services).

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 | Minister announces further temporary extension of immigration 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.

Any permission that was renewed by the previous notices which therefore has a new expiry date between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 is automatically renewed by this notice until 20th January 2021.

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie, and renewal applications will continue to be accepted.

Registrations outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau through the Garda Station network.  Information on the contact details for all the registration offices outside Dublin is available at: https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/news-media/reopening-of-registration-offices.html.     

Please Note: This notice provides the necessary time to make arrangements with the Immigration Service in Dublin or An Garda Síochána outside Dublin to ensure registrations can be renewed in the normal way. Everyone is encouraged to do so at the earliest opportunity.

 

Notice 3 | Reopening of Registration Offices

21 August 2020

Having closed to consider the revised public health guidance issued earlier this week, the Dublin area Registration Office at Burgh Quay will re-open for first-time registrations with effect from 24th August, but appointment.  All appointments which have been issued for a date on or after 24th August will be honoured, and the office will operate with strict social distancing measures in place to protect our staff and customers.

The Registration Offices outside Dublin (previously opened) will also reopen on 24th August 2020.  Appointments issued for a date after this will proceed with social distancing measures in place.

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie, and renewal applications will continue to be accepted and processed.

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

 

Notice 4 | Current Valid Immigration Permissions extended for one month and Temporary Closure of Registration Offices

18 August 2020

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20th August 2020 and 20th September 2020 and supplements the notice of 20th March, 13th May and the 16th July.

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 August 2020 and 20th September 2020, 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 August 2020 and 20th September 2020 are automatically renewed by the Minister for a period of 1 month. 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.

Any permission that was renewed by the notices of 20th March 2020, 13th May 2020 and 16th July 2020 which therefore has a new expiry date between 20th August 2020 and 20th September 2020 is automatically renewed by this notice for a further 1 month.

The Dublin area Registration Office located in Burgh Quay will close temporarily, to allow for revised public health guidance to be issued.  Appointments that have issued for 19th, 20th and 21st August will be rescheduled, and a further announcement in relation to the operation of the Registration Office will issue before the end of this week. All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie, and renewal applications will continue to be accepted.

Please also note that all Registration Offices for non-Dublin residents operated by An Garda Síochána will also close temporarily, to allow for revised public health guidance to be issued.  Appointments that have issued for 19th, 20th and 21st August will be rescheduled, and a further announcement in relation to the operation of the Registration Offices will issue before the end of this week.

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

 

Notice 5 | Re-opening of Registration Offices outside of Dublin

17 July 2020

After being closed for over 3 months due to COVID-19 restrictions, Registration Offices outside Dublin are opening on a phased basis in line with the Government roadmap.  Email addresses for each registration office are provided for queries and the arranging of appointments.  Individuals wishing to register or renew should contact the Immigration Officer on the email address provided prior to attending at a Garda Station as individuals without an appointment will not be seenRead more here.

 

Notice 6 | New COVID-19 measures for Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20/7/2020 and 20/8/2020

16 July 2020

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20th July 2020 and 20th August 2020 and supplements the notice of 20th March and 13th May 2020.

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 July 2020 and 20th August 2020, 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 July 2020 and 20th August 2020 are automatically renewed by the Minister for a period of 1 month. 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.

Any permission that was renewed by the notices of 20th March and 13th May 2020 and which therefore has a new expiry date between 20th July 2020 and 20th August 2020 is automatically renewed by this notice for a further 1 month.

The Dublin area Registration Office located in Burgh Quay will reopen on 20th July for first time registrations on an appointment only basis. All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system will be available for all applicants from 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie

Please also note that all Registration Offices for non-Dublin residents operated by An Garda Síochána have temporarily closed and applicants should check with their local office for details on reopening.

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

 

Notice 7 | Re-opening of Registration Office, Burgh Quay, Dublin

7 July 2020

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today announced:

  1. A new online Registration Renewal System for non-nationals based in Dublin, and
  2. The reopening of the Registration Office in Burgh Quay on 20 July.

 

Reopening of Burgh Quay on 20 July

After being closed for over 3 months due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Registration Office in Burgh Quay will reopen on 20th July in line with the Government roadmap.  Priority will be given initially to those who had their appointments for first time registrations cancelled when the office closed.

Applicants for first time registration who had their appointments previously cancelled will be contacted directly by Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) with a new appointment.  Anyone who did not previously have an appointment but needs to register should contact ISD at burghquayregoffice@justice.ie and request an appointment.

 

New online Registration Renewal system – go live on 20 July

A new online Registration Renewal system for all non-nationals based in Dublin will go live on 20th July.  This will mean anyone looking to renew their registration will no longer have to book an appointment or attend the registration office in person.

Applicants seeking to renew their permission will now complete the application form online https://inisonline.jahs.ie, upload copies of supporting documents online, pay the applicable fee and then submit their passport and current IRP card via registered post.  Documents will be checked and, if approved, the passport will be stamped and returned by registered post and an IRP card issued by express post.

 

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