Changes to Registration of Residence in Cork & Limerick

From July 8, 2024, responsibility for first time registrations and renewals of Irish immigration residence permission for non-EU/EEA/UK/Swiss nationals residing in counties Cork and Limerick, will transfer from the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) to the Registration Office of the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) of the Department of Justice in Dublin.

First-Time Registrations:

  • From July 8, the first-time registration of Irish residence permission for applicants residing in counties Cork and Limerick will now be carried out at the Registration Office, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. This will be in addition to the current registrations for counties Dublin, Kildare, Meath, and Wicklow.
    • For those who do not have all required documents with them at the appointment, ISD will be unable to complete the registration and issue an Irish Residence Permit card. These applicants will be required to book a return appointment to the Registration Office to complete registration.
    • On the day of the appointment, applicants will be required to pay a fee of €300 depending on the type of permission they are seeking.


  • Also from 8 July 2024, online renewals of permission from applicants living in counties Cork and Limerick should be submitted using the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) online renewal portal. Applicants will not need to attend the Burgh Quay Registration Office in person to renew permission.


With this transfer, approximately 80% of all national registrations and renewals have now transferred from An Garda Síochána to the Department of Justice. The GNIB will continue to undertake first registrations and renewal responsibilities for applicants residing outside of counties Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Cork and Limerick.

Please note that all applications, Ireland-wide, for renewal of residence permission, including when changing Stamp category, are accepted by both ISD and GNIB up to 12 weeks prior to expiry to allow sufficient time for processing.

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