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Fáilte go dtí Seirbhís Eadóirseachta agus Inimirce na hÉireann

Welcome to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service


Important Notice 1 | Possible telephone Scam

It has come to our attention that some of our customers have been contacted by telephone by a person purporting to be from INIS stating that they face deportation, and must make a payment to prevent their immediate deportation. INIS does not under any circumstances request payment for its services over the telephone.

See the full notice details here.


Important Notice 2 | Christmas period opening hours

The Burgh Quay Registration Office & Emergency Re-entry Visa Office opening hours are as follows:

Monday 24th December 9.00am - 1.00pm, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th December 10.00am - 2.00pm, Monday 31st December from 9.00am - 1.00pm.

Normal opening hours resume on 2 January 2019.


Check if you need a visa 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: 13 December 2018