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October 19, 2023

Non-EEA Nationals Residing in Ireland Advised to Renew Their Expiring

The Irish authorities have advised all nationals of non-EEA countries who are legally residing in Ireland and whose residence permits will expire soon to submit a renewal application as soon as possible.

Taking into consideration the approaching Christmas holiday period, the Department of Justice of Ireland has recommended that everyone checks their current permit and make sure that they will be able to travel with it outside the country.

For those who won’t be able to travel during the Christmas holiday period with their current permit, the Minister said that they need to submit their renewal application by October 31, 2023, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

To facilitate Non-EEA Nationals legally resident in the State and who are intending to travel over the Christmas holiday period, the Minister is urging customers to submit a renewal application online by 31 October 2023.

Irish Department of Justice

The call to submit renewal applications by the end of this month was made since the Immigration Services Registration Office Burgh Quay Dublin is currently experiencing a large volume of applications.

The current processing time to renew an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card is around three to four weeks. However, once the applicants complete the registration for their IRP renewal, it may take a further two weeks to receive the new permit visa post. For this reason, everyone has been called to submit their renewal application without further delay.

As for those who submit their application after October 31, 2023, the Department of Justice said that they can not guarantee that these applications will be processed and delivered in time.

Considering the current processing times of almost six weeks, the Immigration Services Registration Office Burgh Quay Dublin cannot guarantee that any renewal submitted after October 31, 2023, will be processed and an IRP card delivered in time to facilitate travel over the Christmas holiday period.

Irish Department of Justice

As for the validity of the new permit, the Department of Justice emphasised that regardless of the date of renewal, the validity period of the new permit will be based on the current expiry date.

Apart from issuing IRP cards to non-EEA nationals who meet the requirements, Ireland just recently introduced IRP cards for temporary protection beneficiaries, too.

Back in September, the Department of Justice of Ireland said that it is contacting individuals who have been granted temporary protection via email to verify their addresses and then issue IRP cards to them.