COVID-19: Extension of Irish Residency Permissions due to expire in July 2020 or August 2020

17 July 2020

Immigration Service Delivery (“ISD”) has announced that any Irish Residency Permissions due to expire between 20 July 2020 and 20 August 2020 will be automatically renewed for a period of 1 month. This renewal will replicate the existing permission and the same conditions will apply.

This includes any non-EEA nationals who previously benefitted from the automatic renewal announcements in March 2020 and May 2020 and who now have a new expiry date between 20 July 2020 and 20 August 2020. These individuals will also have their Irish Residency Permission extended by 1 further month.

This is intended to be the final temporary extension; however, the situation will remain under review during the evolving COVID-19 crisis.

Also, we would like to reiterate that The Burgh Quay Registration Office will reopen on 20 July 2020 to facilitate Dublin-based non-EEA nationals requiring first time immigration registration in the State. This will operate on a strictly appointment basis only.

The Garda Naturalisation and Immigration Bureau (“GNIB”), who process applications for non-EEA nationals located outside of Dublin through national immigration offices remain temporarily closed. Applicants are encouraged to check with their local office in order to obtain information on reopening details.

For further information please contact David Cantrell, Partner or another member of the Immigration Group at Eugene F. Collins.

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