Immigration policy & guidance
Immigration & permission system
You must report to an immigration officer at border control before you enter the country.
You must apply for permission to remain in Ireland if you wish to stay here longer than 3 months.
If you are given permission to remain in Ireland, an immigration officer will place a stamp in your passport. Each stamp has conditions.
Managing your permission
A Person Identity Number is created for you when you first make an application to INIS. An Application Reference Number is created everytime you submit a new application.
Apply for a 'change of name licence' from INIS if you formally change your name.
This policy applies to all family reunification decisions, eg spouses, children, parents.
EU, EEA & single market
Countries in the EU and EEA are part of a single market that allows free movement for citizens. Switzerland has an agreement that extends the single market to include it.
If you have questions, contact us.
Updated: 9 December 2016
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