Registration for other reasons

To stay in Ireland for longer than 90 days for any reason, you must apply for immigration permission and (if successful) then register with immigration.

If you are unsure what type of permission to apply for, contact us.

IMPORTANT: From 11 December 2017 the previous registration certificate (GNIB card) has been replaced by the new Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

Registration as a refugee or under subsidiary protection

If you apply for asylum in Ireland (as a refugee or for subsidiary protection status), you may be given a Temporary Residence Certificate while your application is reviewed.

If your application is ultimately successful, you will be given detailed information about what to do next. This includes how to register.

Read a longer description of the asylum system in Ireland and how it works.

Registration under Permission to Remain (formerly Leave to Remain)

In circumstances where you have been told that you must leave Ireland (and you have exhausted all the usual procedures to stay), you may make a representation to the Minister of Justice and Equality to explain why you should be allowed to stay here.

If your representation is successful, you may be granted a status called Permission to Remain (formerly Leave to Remain). If so you will be given detailed information about what to do next, including how to register.

Read a longer description of Permission to Remain and how it works.

 

Contact & help

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

Updated: 18 December 2017

Page history

18 December 2017

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

5 September 2016

Page published.