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Travel with an expired IRP card during the Christmas period 09 December 2022 to 31 January 2023

Updated: 2 days ago

The Immigration Services Delivery (ISD) Office in Burgh Quay Dublin is currently experiencing a very large volume of applications. The current processing time to renew an IRP is about 8 weeks.

To facilitate Non-EEA Nationals legally resident in the State who need to renew IRP cards and who wish to travel internationally during the Christmas period, the Minister is issuing a Travel Confirmation Notice. This document will allow the individuals to travel on their recently expired IRP card. When travelling you should present the following documents to immigration authorities and airlines if requested to do so:

  • Your Passport

  • Your recently expired IRP Card.

  • Confirmation of your IRP Card renewal submitted in advance of the expiry date (email confirmation which details the date of application and OREG number).

  • Download and print the Travel Confirmation Notice issued by the Department of Justice below.

Travel-Confirmation-Notice-Attachment_From Future Direct Immigration
Download PDF • 80KB

This will enable you to travel in confidence from 9 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, provided an application to renew your registration permission was submitted in advance of the expiry date of your IRP Card. This Travel Confirmation Notice is valid from 09 December 2022 to 31 January 2023 only. The Department will continue to process applications for online renewals.

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Frequent Asked Questions

Travel Arrangement from 09 December 2022 to 31 January 2023

Q1. What happens if I want to remain abroad after the 31 January 2023?

Answer: If you wish to remain abroad after