Renew Stamp 4 as a recognised Refugee or someone with Subsidiary Protection or Permission to Remain (formerly Leave to Remain) status

To stay in Ireland with stamp 4 immigration permission, you must apply in person at a registration office before your current permission and registration expires.

IMPORTANT: From 11 December 2017 the previous registration certificate (GNIB card) has been replaced by the new Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

Check your expiry date

The expiry date for your current immigration permission and registration is shown in your passport and on your registration certificate, ie Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB card.

To apply for a renewal, you must visit a registration office within the 2 week period before expiry.

If you do not renew in time, future applications could be affected by gaps in your immigration record. In some circumstances, you may have to leave the country.


Prepare to renew

When you were first granted permission to stay in Ireland, you were sent a letter with detailed information about your permission and related conditions.

The letter also contained information about how to renew.

When you are sure you have everything, visit a registration office in person.

Read a longer description of the renewal process and what happens.

Help & information

Contacts for Refugee and Subsidiary Protection status

International Protection Office (IPO)
79-83 Lower Mount St
Dublin 2
D02 ND99


Contacts for Permission to Remain (formerly Leave to Remain) status

Repatriation Division
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

Tel: + 353 (0)1 616 7700


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).

3 July 2017

Replacement of Leave to Remain with Permission to Remain.

5 January 2017

Contact details for Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) changed to International Protection Office (IPO).

5 September 2016

Page published.