Ireland Reopens Immigration Offices and Resumes Appointments

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service office at Dublin’s Burgh Quay will reopen on Monday, May 10, 2021, for registrations after closing its doors for more than four months due to public health restrictions. The closure put first-time immigration permission registrations on hold as photographs and fingerprints are needed to complete the process.

The office will prioritize customers whose appointments were canceled when Level 5 restrictions were introduced in December. Members of the public who need to register for immigration permission can now book an appointment online. People from outside the European Economic Area who want to stay in Ireland for longer than 90 days must register with immigration authorities.

Foreign nationals who had valid permission to be in the State at the beginning of the pandemic are covered by the extension of residence permissions until September 20 of this year.

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