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What is an Irish residence permit?

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A resident permit is a document or card that allows a foreign person to stay in a country for a set or indefinite period of time. It is a ‘D’ type or a long-stay visa. There are two kinds of residence permits. One is a temporary residence permit, and the other is a permanent residence permit. The fee for both is €300. But If you are a refugee, your IRP is free.


How do you get a temporary residence in Ireland?

You have to own a temporary residence permit to live in Ireland longer than 90 days.


You will need to get an Irish residence permit in the following cases.

  • You are a non-EEU/EA citizen
  • You want to stay in Ireland for more than 90 days
  • Your age is above 16


Irish residence permit requirements

  • Passport
  • Medical insurance
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself

When you reach a registration office, an officer will check your documents, record details and stamp your passport. The stamp you receive states what activities you can do while in Ireland.


Visa Renewal

You have to renew the residence permit if you want to remain in Ireland for a longer time. You can renew your residence permit at the same place where you received it.



Ireland permanent residence permit

Those foreign nationals who lived in Ireland for more than five years with a sort of work permission are eligible for an Ireland permanent residency permit. It is also renewable.


  • You have lived for at least five years in Ireland
  • You have lived with some work authorization
  • Have a valid residence permit
  • Are employed at the time of application
  • Should have a good character


 Documents Required

  • Copy of work permits
  • Copy of Irish residence permit
  • Coloured copy of your passport pages, including all endorsements (Stamps) you have received.


Where To Apply?

You must submit your application via email at the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service (INIS). If your application is approved, you will receive a letter of approval.


Ireland permanent residence visa processing time and visa renewal

The processing time of this permit is 6-8 months, and it can also be delayed. For renewal, you don’t have to submit another permit application. For that, you need to visit your local immigration office.


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