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What is the change? The Irish government has announced another extension of immigration permissions.
What does the change mean? Foreign nationals with valid immigration permission that expires between April 21, 2021, and Sept. 20, 2021, have been granted an automatic extension until Sept. 20, 2021. This group includes individuals with permission extended under previous extensions. Permissions are extended automatically; no action is required.
Additional Information: The Irish government provided the extension as part of their response to COVID-19, including efforts to limit travel into and out of the country. The extension follows six previous extensions, in March, May, July, August, September and December of 2020.
Officials also announced that the Registration Office in Burgh Quay remains closed under COVID-19 restrictions implemented in December. Anyone who had an appointment scheduled for first-time registrations will be contacted by the Immigration Service and will be prioritized for an appointment once offices can safely reopen.
Individuals in Dublin who need to renew their IRP permission can still do so using the online renewal platform. These applications will continue to be accepted during the closures. Contact information for registration offices outside of Dublin is available here.
Analysis & Comments: The measure will provide foreign nationals additional time to renew their immigration permissions and ensures that employees will retain their permission under their current conditions until Sept. 20. It is important to note that foreign nationals will not receive an updated permission as part of this announcement. Employees who wish to travel before renewing their residency permission are advised to contact the Deloitte immigration team before departing Ireland.
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