Online Renewal Applications (Dublin Region Only)

Non-EEA nationals who have previously registered with Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) will be able to renew their IRP cards through an online application system.  They will be able to submit their application and all supporting documentation online, pay the registration fee online and then post their original in-date passport, original IRP card and a copy of the confirmation page to ISD. The passport is needed to complete registration, as their permission has to be put into their passport in the form of a stamp.  If their application is granted, their passport will be stamped and returned to them by registered post - their new IRP card will follow by separate post.


The online renewal system will be available to all stamp categories resident in Dublin and currently in the State.  Applications cannot be made if a person is outside of the State. Where a person falsely states their address to obtain an IRP card, they will be refused Registration.

Submit an application

Application form

This is an online process accessed via INIS Online, Registration Renewal Form, Begin Application, Complete form, fully ensuring to scan all documents required, then Pay and Submit.

  • Required scanned documents:  Application confirmation email, Bio page of passport and your current IRP card.  Please refer to the Online Registration Required Documents Reference Guide for information on any additional documents that may be required for your particular stamp category.
  • Do not submit your documents by post until you have received the application confirmation email.
  • Where to send it / how to submit it: Submit your application online and place the required documents i.e. the original in-date passport, the original IRP card and a copy of the confirmation page in a strong envelopeYOU MUST PRINT THE STAMP NUMBER APPLIED FOR ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR ENVELOPE and submit it by Registered Post only to OREG, Immigration Service Delivery, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 D02 XK70.  (Passports sent by ordinary post will not be processed).

Next Steps

  • Processing times: 10 – 15 working days minimum
  • If your application is successful – your permission will be renewed and your in-date passport will be stamped.  The new IRP card will issue to you separately within 10 – 15 working days
  • If your application is unsuccessful (following completion of the processing procedure) – you will be notified by email and your passport will be returned to you by registered post.  You may also submit a request for a refund of the application fee to
  • It may be open to you to resubmit your application.
  • How to appeal: There is no appeals process.  It is open to an applicant to resubmit their application.

Required documents

You will be asked to upload the following documents with your online application. These must be scanned. The only formats we accept are PDF, PNG and JPEG.

  • Biometric page of your current valid passport(s).
  • The front and back of your current IRP card.
  • Proof of private medical insurance.
  • An original letter from your college/school confirming you are enrolled as a student.
  • Proof that you have paid college/school fees.
  • Proof that you have an attendance record of at least 85% at your school/college. (Required for people on English or Irish Language courses).
  • Proof of your exam results (Required for people on Third Level Degree College courses).

Frequently asked questions

  1. How do I make an online application to renew my registration permission?  Log on to the INIS Online application system and create your IRP Renewal Application by choosing the Registration Renewal option and Complete Application Form and follow instructions on documents to be forwarded to ISD office.​
  2. What happens if I forget to upload the necessary documents as part of my application?  Once you have created an application, you may scan any additional supporting documents and resubmit.
  3. How much is renewal and how do I pay? The fee for renewal is €300 payable online as part of the application process.
  4. How long will it take to process my application after submission? 10 – 15 working days.
  5. How will I receive my application once processed?  The permission stamp will be placed in the in-date passport provided and returned by Registered Post with the IRP card being sent by separate express post
  6. Can I collect my application once processed for INIS? No.  On-line Registration Renewals is strictly a postal service only.  Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible for staff to deal directly with the public under any circumstances. All passports are returned by Registered Post only to the address provided on the online application form.
  7. How can I obtain an update on the status of my application?    You may submit your query by email to

Note: It would greatly assist us, if you only contact us if it is absolutely necessary, as this will allow us to devote the maximum time to the processing of applications.

(a).  Can I make an application from abroad?  No.  Applications cannot be made if a person is outside of the State.  Where a person falsely states their address to obtain an IRP card, they will be refused registration.

  1. My question is not answered here?   Please read our  Extended FAQs for Irish Residence Permit Renewal - Students in Dublin Region

The onus is on the customer to ensure that all documents are uploaded correctly, payment is processed and the in-date passport is submitted.  The customer should retain a copy of the application confirmation slip and proof of the Registered Post submission.


Last updated:22 July 2020