As of December 8th, those renewing their registration of their immigration permission will no longer need to submit their passport to have the immigration stamp added by their Registration Office.
This applies to renewals for Dublin-based students, which are made through an online renewal process facilitated by the Burgh Quay office and renewals for those living outside Dublin, which are made in-person in local Registration Offices at Garda Stations nationwide.
You no longer have to leave your passport with a registration office while your application is being processed. It is expected that this will significantly improve the time taken to renew immigration permissions and will also allow you to use your passport for other purposes while your application is being processed.
Successful applicants will be issued with an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card which will prove that you are legally registered in Ireland and identify the immigration permission that you hold. If legal residence and proof of an up-to-date immigration permission is a requirement for access to any state services, the production of this valid IRP card will satisfy this requirement.
If proof of a person’s reckonable residency in the State is required, queries should be addressed to the Garda National Immigration Bureau, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.