Automatic Extension of Immigration Permissions

April 20, 2021

All immigration permissions that are due to expire from 21 April 2021 to 20 September 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to 20 September 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. This is the seventh, and expected to be the final, extension of permissions granted since the outset of the pandemic. 

The temporary extension of immigration permissions means that anyone who held a valid permission to be in the State in March 2020 is legally permitted to remain until 20 September 2021, even if their Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card has expired and they are awaiting a new one.  

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie, and renewal applications continue to be accepted. 

The Registration Office in Burgh Quay remains closed as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions announced by Government in December. Customers who were issued with appointments for first time registrations, will be contacted directly by the Immigration Service and they will be prioritised for appointments once the Public Office can safely reopen. 

Registrations outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau through the Garda Station network. Information on the contact details for all the registration offices outside Dublin is available at:https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/news-media/reopening-of-registration-offices.html. 

A Frequently Asked Questions document about the impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and International Protection has also been published. You can read more here…  For the current health advice, including information on self-isolation requirements on arrival in Ireland, visit: Irish Health Service COVID-19 Advice Page. 

 

Notice | Update on COVID-19 for the English Language Sector 

06 January 2021 

The measures announced by the government on December 23 2020 moved the country from Level 3 to Level 5 under the Government’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 Plan for Living with COVID-19. 

This Framework for Restrictive Measures in Response to COVID-19 requires adult education, which includes the English language sector, to immediately move all classes and learning online. This is an exceptional, short-term and temporary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Prospective International English Language students seeking to enter the State must wait until in-person classes have resumed. Failure to do so may result in being refused permission to land in Ireland and refused registration. Education providers have been requested to bring this notice to the attention of prospective students. 

While our visa offices and missions overseas continue to accept applications for English Languages studies, decisions on applications remain on hold in light of the move to Level 5 COVID restrictions and pending further consideration by the relevant authorities. 

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