Long waits managed with new registration schedule in Ireland

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB)/ Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) have introduced new measures to address the long waits at the Immigration Public Office in Burgh Quay.  Initial residence registrations will now take place on Mondays and Tuesdays and registration renewals will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Student residence registrations have also been deferred.

Students from the following colleges who seek to register or renew their residence will now only be able to register later this autumn:

  • Dublin City University (DCU);
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and constituent colleges;
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI);
  • Trinity College Dublin (TCD); and
  • University College Dublin (UCD).

The new assigned days and removal of students from the registration system is meant to alleviate long wait times.  Foreign nationals should still arrive at the immigration office in the morning to ensure they obtain their requested services.

For further information, visit the GNIB website.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Employers and foreign nationals should take note of the new days for immigration services at the Burgh Quay office.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK