Register based on work as a Visiting Academic

To stay in Ireland as a Visiting Academic (at a college or university) for longer than 90 days, you must first apply for immigration permission.

If your application is successful, you will then be sent a letter with information about your permission including how to register with immigration in Ireland.

IMPORTANT: From 11 December 2017 the previous registration certificate (GNIB card) has been replaced by the new Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

Immigration permission

Apply for stamp 0 immigration permission

Immigration permission for a visiting academic is covered by the conditions of immigration permission stamp 0.

If your application is successful you may be allowed to stay in Ireland for up to 9 months, though you cannot be paid by any institution you visit.

However, you can continue to be paid by your home university or another institution outside this country.

Applications normally take 2 to 3 months to process.

Read a longer description about how to apply.

Successful application

If your application for stamp 0 permission 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 for Stamp 0 but have not received a response or a letter, contact Residence Division (Unit 2) for an update.

Immigration registration

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

If you are granted permission to enter 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:

  • Extend your immigration permission, ie for longer than 90 days
  • Register your details

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

Email: unit2residencedivision@justice.ie

 

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.