The Irish Department of Justice & Equality has announced that the Burgh Quay Registration Office (for Irish Residency Permits) in Dublin will reopen to the public on Monday, May 10th, 2021.
• Applicants who live in Dublin City or county must register at the Burgh Quay Immigration Registration Office. This
office is managed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has been closed due to COVID-19
• Applicants living outside Dublin City or county, must register at their local immigration registration office. These
offices are managed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (police) and located at Garda (police) stations
nationwide. For the most part, these offices continued in operation during COVID-19 and apart from the usual
COVID-19 distancing and other requirements will continue to do so.

Registration office staff at the Burgh Quay office will today contact customers who had appointments cancelled in December when the office closed due to Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions. Staff will reschedule these appointments as soon as possible.

All other applicants who wish to register their permission for the first time in the Dublin metropolitan region can make an appointment online at from Thursday, May 6. Corporate Care will assist with this process.

Renewals in the Dublin area are processed online at; Corporate Care will also assist with this process.

If applicants have any queries relating to Immigration Service Delivery, they should either contact their Corporate Care Immigration Consultant or

Useful Reminders:
Who needs an Irish Residence Permit (IRP)?
• If you are a non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss citizen and you wish to stay in Ireland for any reason for longer than 90 days,
you must apply for immigration permission and (if successful) then register.
• If your registration is successful, you will then be issued with an Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

To register you must:
• Be a non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss national
• Be aged 16 or older
• Go to a registration office in-person

Note: The IRP is not an identity card. It is a registration certificate. It is not valid for any reason except to certify that the holder is registered with immigration in Ireland. The holder must carry their IRP card with them at all times and present it to an immigration officer or a member of An Garda Síochána (police) if requested. This includes whenever the holder leaves or re-enters the country