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  • Extension of immigration permissions until May 31, 2022


The government of Ireland will extend immigration permissions and international protection permissions until May 31, 2022, in response to closures and processing delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This extension will apply to permissions that were due to expire between January 14, 2022, and May 21, 2022. To be eligible, individuals must have previously been granted similar extensions since March 2020.

What are the Changes?

The government of Ireland is granting an extension to immigration permissions until May 31, 2022. This latest extension, the eighth extension since March 2020, allows foreign nationals to avoid a lapse in immigration status caused by closures and processing delays.

Looking Ahead

While immigration permissions will be extended, the government of Ireland recommends that eligible individuals apply ahead of May 31, 2022, for permissions renewals to avoid delayed processing times. Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website for additional updates and information.

Source: Government of Ireland

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