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Ireland (May 12 2021) – Burgh Quay Registration Office to re-open

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What is the change?

The Irish government has announced that Burgh Quay Registration Office is to re-open on Monday 10 May after five months of closures due to Covid-19 restrictions. First time registration appointments can be arranged now by booking online through the online portal available here.

Key points:

  • Implementation time frame: This measure starts to take effect from Monday 10 May 2021.
  • Who is affected: All non-EEA nationals living with residential addresses in Dublin, who need to attend a first time registration appointment.
  • Next Steps: Employers should update any employees or potential employees who need to attend a first time registration. Individuals should not attend the offices without a pre-booked appointment.

Analysis & Comments: Deloitte welcomes the news that the Registration Office is re-opening in Dublin as this will allow individuals residing in Dublin to register their residency in Ireland and obtain their IRP cards.

We understand that due to Covid-19 restrictions some individuals are currently holding IRP cards that are not in date. The re-opening of the offices means that non-EEA nationals that require a physical, in-date, IRP card, can now obtain one, and should do so at their earliest convenience.

Non-EEA nationals residing in Dublin may continue to renew their permission online. More information on this can be found here.

If you have employees or potential new hires who may be impacted by the above changes, please contact the Deloitte immigration team to assist.

We continue to update our FAQ for employers found here.

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