Notice to Employers regarding employees awaiting the renewal of their IRP Card
Updated: Dec 1, 2022
The Immigration Services Registration Office Burgh Quay Dublin is currently experiencing a very large volume of applications. Therefore persons wishing to renew their registration should allow sufficient time to complete the process to ensure they remain in permission while in the State.
The current time to renew an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card of 6 weeks approx
Following the completion of the renewal of Registration, it may take a further 2 weeks to receive the new IRP card.
If an employee’s IRP card has expired and they are unable to obtain a valid registration card by the expiry date of their current IRP card, they are still legally permitted to remain in the State on the existing conditions of their current IRP card for a maximum of 8 weeks.
If your employee's current permission is about to expire before a new IRP card/permission can be granted, it's critically important that you apply for a visa extension.
This 8-week provision is subject to the employee providing proof that they have applied to renew their registration prior to their current IRP card expiring.
All renewals in the Dublin Area are processed online and applicants are issued with a receipt of application detailing the date of application and a unique application number (OREG number). Once the online renewal application has been approved an application completed e-mail is sent to the applicant. This email confirmation can be used as proof of registration while the applicant awaits the delivery of their new IRP card
If, however, their current permission expired prior to submitting an application for renewal, they are considered out of permission and therefore not legally permitted to remain or work in the State. The original notice can be found here.
If your employee's current permission is about to expire before a new IRP card/permission can be granted, it's critically important that you apply for a visa extension. This visa extension will enable you to stay in Ireland and secure a Work Permit or another visa in the near future.
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