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

To remain in Ireland lawfully when your current Stamp 4 expires, you must renew your immigration permission and registration in person at a registration office.

If successful, you'll be given a fresh stamp in your passport or travel document and a new Certificate of Registration (GNIB card).

You want to renew Stamp 4 as a as a recognised refugee or someone with subsidiary protection or Permission to Remain status. Change your answers

Confirm your expiry date

The expiry date for your current permission & registration is shown in your passport or travel document and on your Certificate of Registration (GNIB card).

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

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



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 3 July 2017

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Page history

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.