The Irish government recently lengthened the submission window for individuals submitting Irish Residence Permit card renewals.

Key Points:

  • Individuals can now submit applications to renew their IRP cards up to 12 weeks before their expiration date.
  • Previously, Irish authorities only accepted IRP renewal applications up to four weeks before the expiration date.
  • Irish authorities are currently processing applications for renewal submitted on or before Jan. 3, 2023.
  • More information regarding submitting a IRP renewal application is available here.

Additional Information: If an employee’s IRP card has expired and they are unable to obtain a valid registration card by the expiration of their current IRP card, they are allowed to stay in Ireland for up to eight weeks.

BAL Analysis: The Irish government lengthened the submission window for IRP card renewals to help ensure all applications are processed before card expiration dates.

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