Extension of Immigration Permissions to 31 May 2022

A further temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions has been approved up until 31 May 2022.

  • This includes permissions that have already been extended by the previous eight temporary extensions since March 2020.
  • We advise that you do your best to renew your permission as soon possible to avoid having an expired IRP card after the 31 May 2022
  • People residing in Dublin who need to renew their permission with a new passport can now do this online using their INIS ONLINE account, and will not need to get an in-person Burgh Quay appointment
  • International English Language Students who have already completed the maximum number of three language courses may continue to work in line with the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP) criteria until 31 May 2022 without enrolling in a further English language course. However, you must register for a new qualifying immigration permission by 31 May 2022 to ensure you can remain in the State after that date.


Travelling abroad over Christmas with an expired IRP card

  • You are ONLY allowed to travel with an expired IRP card until the 15 January 2022.
  • After this date you will either need to have a valid IRP card upon entry or have applied for a re-entry visa before you left Ireland to be allowed back into the Ireland.
  • For any minors already residing in Ireland and travelling with a legally resident parent can continue travel without a re-entry visa until 31 May 2022.


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