Register to stay with your child in Ireland

To stay in Ireland with your child (who is an Irish citizen born in Ireland) for longer than 90 days, apply for Permission to remain for non-EEA parents of Irish citizens.

If your application is successful, you will be sent a letter with information about your permission including how to register. Read a summary of the registration process.

If you have not applied for permission or have not yet received a letter or reply, find out what to do next below.

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Apply for permission

Permission to remain for non-EEA parents of Irish citizens

'Permission to remain for non-EEA parents of Irish citizens' is an immigration status that may allow you to stay with your child in Ireland.

Read a longer description of this permission and how to apply.

You should also read the European Court of Justice judgment in the Zambrano case to find out if it is relevant to your application.

Applications normally take 6 months to process.

Permission letter

If your application is successful, you will be sent a letter that includes information about the permission granted to you and what to do next.

This includes how to register with immigration.

If you applied but have not received a response or a letter, contact Residence Division (Unit 4) for an update.

Immigration & registration

Before travelling to Ireland, check if you need a visa.

If you are allowed into Ireland, an immigration officer at border control will stamp your passport and then add a date to the stamp.

You must visit a registration office in person before this date to:

  • Confirm the permission in your letter, ie to join your child
  • Register your details with immigration

If you don't register in time, you may have to leave the country.

Consult your letter for detailed information about how to register or read a summary of the registration process.

Help & information

Residence Division (Unit 4)
Irish Born Child Unit
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
Dublin 2
Ireland
D02 XK70

 

Contact

If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 5 September 2016

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