Notice to Employers regarding Employees awaiting the renewal of their IRP Card

notice to employers

The Immigration Services Registration Office, Burgh Quay, Dublin has notified Irish Resident Permit Holders, particularly employers, of the delay in the renewal of residence cards of employees due to a very large volume of applications being processed, with the current processing time to renew an Irish Residence Permit of 6 weeks approximately.

Generally, following the completion of the renewal of Registration, it may take a further six weeks to receive the new IRP Card and not 15 days as per acknowledgment emails generated after the completion of the renewal process online.  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.

Where an employee’s IRP Card has expired and they are unable to obtain a valid registration card by the expiration 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.  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 Dublin Area renewals 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 you need assistance in respect of residence permit application generally, please do not hesitate to contact our team at

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