Registration updates & announcements

Check early & often to book an appointment in Dublin

10 January 2017

Make sure to book your renewal appointment up to 10 weeks before your registration expires.

Do not leave it to the last minute. Last year, 100,000+ people visited a registration office and most appointments are booked early.

Extra appointments

If you need an appointment within the next 2-3 weeks, check the website at 2:30pm every day.

A small number of extra near-term appointments are released every afternoon. If you do not find a near-term appointment straightaway, keep trying. It may take you 2 or 3 days to find one.


Always cancel your appointment if you cannot attend. If you do not cancel, you less likely to find an appointment when you need one.

Currently 10% of all attendees are 'no-show'. This makes it harder for people to find appointments.

Find out how to make a registration appointment in Dublin

New registration appointment system is now fully active in Dublin

15 September 2016

From today onwards you must have an appointment to visit Burgh Quay Registration Office. The previous queuing-&-ticketing system has now ended. Do not go to register or renew without an appointment as you cannot be seen.

Find out how to make a registration appointment in Dublin

Registration appointment system offline temporarily

9 September 2016

To ensure the new system remains responsive at high levels of demand, it must be reinforced to maintain performance.

To make this change, the system is offline temporarily and we apologise for this.

Learn more about the new online appointment system

New online appointment system for registration now live

8 September 2016

A new online system for booking an appointment at Burgh Quay Registration Office (Dublin) is now live.

If you register at an office outside Dublin, you do not need to use this system.

Read more about new online appointment system for immigration registration

New options for students to show proof of finance

1 September 2016

If you need a visa to come to Ireland and you wish to study here, you must prove that you have direct access to:

  • €3,000, if you are staying for more than 6 months (see note 5 below)
  • €500 per month or €3,000 (in total) if you are staying 6 months or less

You can now use 1-of-4 options to show you have sufficient finance.

Read more about new options for students to show proof of finance

Changes to work entitlements for students with Stamp 2

2 August 2016

Employment entitlements are changing from 1 September 2016 for non-EEA students holding a valid permission Stamp 2. They will be permitted to work 40 hours per week during the months of June, July, August and September only - and from 15 December to 15 January inclusive.

At all other times students with Stamp 2 permission are limited to 20 hours work per week.

Changes to employment entitlements of students with Stamp 2



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 10 January 2017

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