Registration fee, payment & exemptions

You will be issued with a registration certificate called an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) whenever you register, renew or change permission.

An IRP costs €300 per person each time. Some applicants do not pay this fee, as below.

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

How to pay

Credit card & debit card

Pay by credit card or debit card at Burgh Quay registration office and some others.

To pay using credit card or debit card, bring your card with you and use as normal.

You will be given your Irish Residence Permit (IRP) when payment is confirmed.

Bank giro

Pay by bank giro at any registration office. Bank giro is a method of transferring money between bank accounts.

To pay using giro:

  • An immigration officer will give you a bank giro form during your visit to a registration office.
  • The form is pre-printed with INIS account details and the payment amount (€300).
  • Go to your bank to pay the giro. Keep the receipt.
  • Return to the registration office and show your receipt as proof of payment.

You will be given your Irish Residence Permit (IRP) when payment is confirmed.

Note: If you cannot pay on the same day as your visit to the registration office, confirm a date to collect your IRP with the immigration officer.

 

Exemptions

You do not pay the fee if you are:

 

Contact & help

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

Updated: 8 December 2017

Page history

8 December 2017

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

27 June 2017

Addition of fee exemptions for:

  • A Programme Refugee or a person granted Refugee Status under Section 47(1) of the International Protection Act 2015
  • A person granted Subsidiary Protection under Section 47(4) of the International Protection Act 2015
  • A person granted Permission to Remain under Section 49(4)(a) of the International Protection Act 2015
  • A family member reunited with a recognised refugee in Ireland under Section 56 of the International Protection Act 2015

5 September 2016

Page published.