INIS has temporarily closed its public offices on foot of the COVID -19 outbreak. Valid immigration permissions that fall for renewal between 20 March ad 20 May are deemed to have be renewed for two months. A notification letter will be issued to registrants accordingly. All current registration appointments are cancelled .
New COVID-19 measures for Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20/3/2020 and 20/5/2020
20 March 2020
This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20/3/2020 and 20/5/2020.
In light of the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the following Notice applies to all persons with a current valid permission due to expire from 20/3/2020 to 20/5/2020, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).
All such permissions that are due to expire from 20/3/2020 to 20/5/2020 are automatically renewed by the Minister for a period of 2 months. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive.
The Dublin area Registration Office located in Burgh Quay is temporarily closed from 20 March 2020.
Please also note that all Registration Offices for non-Dublin residents operated by An Garda Síochána have also temporarily closed.