The Immigration Service Delivery have announced that whilst the Immigration Registration Offices remain closed (Burgh Quay and local registration offices around the country) individuals falling under certain categories who are  lawfully present in the State awaiting first registration, may apply to the Registration Office to request a letter confirming their permission to remain in the State and the relevant conditions attached to the permission. 

It is very positive and appreciated that the ISD recognise the difficulties which individuals have been experiencing without an IRP card, particularly when trying to access the labour market and this facility is greeted with much relief by the many first registration applicants.

The categories of immigration permissions to which the notice applies are as follows:

  1. Stamp 1 – Employment Permit Stamp 1 (General or Critical Skills) and Hosting Agreements.
  2. Stamp 1A – Trainee Accountant.
  3. Stamp 1G – Spouse / partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit holder.
  4. Stamp 2 – Student.
  5. Stamp 4 – Spouse of Irish National and Family Reunification Beneficiaries.

International English Language Students can continue to work but they must be enrolled in a course of study in order to comply with the conditions of their student permission. We 

Applications including all supporting documentation may be submitted electronically to the Registration Office, Burgh Quay, Dublin ( 

The supporting documentation referenced is the documentation which a person would ordinarily take to their first registration appointment and a list of each category is available on the following link –

The notice is applicable to individuals living both in Dublin and around the country.

When the Registration Offices reopen in the future, individuals will be required to register the immigration permission as normal by attending for an appointment with their original passport and documentation following which they will be issued with an IRP card.

It has been stated by the ISD that individuals whose appointments for first time registration were cancelled due to the COVID-19 closures will be rescheduled automatically whilst other appointments for first time registrations will be prioritised.

The full announcement is can be found at the following link:

If you have any queries on your immigration status or any Irish immigration matter, do not hesitate to contact our office on 0035314062862 or and we would be happy to answer any of your queries.