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Key Points

  • On January 30, 2023, Ireland introduced new acceptance timelines for applications submitted for the renewal of expiring Irish Residence Permit cards


The government of Ireland introduced a new 12-week timeline for the submission of Irish Residence Permits (IRP) card renewal applications. The government had previously only allowed IRP renewal applications to be submitted four weeks before the card’s expiration.

Currently, the government is processing renewal applications submitted from the week of November 30, 2022. Renewal applications submitted after this date are in the queue and will be processed accordingly.

The government advised that once approved, the delivery of new cards can take up to two weeks. For further information on the delay of IRP cards, check here.

What are the Changes?

The government of Ireland updated its timeline for accepting renewal applications for expiring IRP cards. According to the government, this timeline has been expanded to allow sufficient time for IRP renewals to be processed.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Department of Justice, Ireland

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