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How to register with immigration if you live in Dublin

If you live in Dublin City or county, you must book an appointment online to register or renew at Burgh Quay Registration Office in Dublin City. Do not go to the office without an appointment as you cannot be seen.

If you live outside Dublin City or county, register at the regional registration office nearest to where you live. Do not book an online appointment.

IMPORTANT: From 11 December 2017 the previous registration certificate (GNIB card) has been replaced by the new Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

How the appointment system works

Types of appointment

You can make an appointment for:

  1. First time registration
  2. Renewal of existing registration
  3. Replace a lost or stolen registration certificate, ie Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB card

When to book

Book your appointment several weeks in advance.

Due to cancellations a small number of extra appointments may be released daily.

Demand for appointments is currently very high. If you need an emergency appointment within the next 5-6 weeks, check the website frequently until you find one. Appointments are released weekly 5-6 weeks in advance.


Always cancel your appointment if you cannot attend. This will allow someone else to book the appointment.

If you do not cancel, you are less likely to find an emergency appointment when you need one.


Book your appointment

Book a registration appointment online

What you need

You need your:

  • Passport number
  • Registration certificate (ie Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB card) if renewing your registration

How to book

Appointments are currently offered in a series of half-hour slots each day.

  • Select the date and a time that suits you
  • Enter your information and confirm the appointment
  • You will receive a confirmation by email

The confirmation email contains a link to a list of documents you will need for your appointment.

Prepare for your appointment

Make sure you bring all the documents you need to register for the first time or to renew.

Arrive 10 minutes early on the day of your appointment. If you are late, you may not be seen.

Do not arrive more than 10 minutes early, as the office will be busy with other people.

You should also bring a copy of your email confirmation.

Read a longer description about what happens when you visit a registration office.


Contact & help

If you have questions, check the support centre for help.

Updated: 10 June 2021

Page history

10 June 2021

Text updated in "When to book" area.

8 December 2017

Descriptions updated to reflect change from 'GNIB card' to Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

13 February 2017

News content replaced with step-by-step information.

15 September 2016

Page published.