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  • Ireland will shift offices responsible for processing first-time registrations and renewals of Irish residence permissions in Meath, Kildare, and Wicklow beginning April 8, 2024

Office Change for the Processing of Irish Residence Permissions

The Government of Ireland announced that beginning April 8, 2024, the responsibility for processing first-time registration and renewal of Irish immigration residence permissions in Meath, Kildare, and Wicklow will shift from the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) to the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) of the Department of Justice.

From that date, first-time resident registration in these counties will occur at the Registration Office, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, in addition to Dublin. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Freephone number (1800 800 630) between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, providing passport details and an email address.

Renewals for Meath, Kildare, and Wicklow residents should be submitted online via the ISD online renewal portal starting April 8, 2024. Applicants won’t need to visit the Burgh Quay Registration Office in person.

GNIB will continue handling first registrations and renewals for applicants outside Dublin, Meath, Kildare, and Wicklow. Applications for renewal of residence permission, including category changes, can be submitted to ISD and GNIB up to 12 weeks before expiry for timely processing.

Looking Ahead

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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