Whether you are a current international student or starting a programme in Ireland in the 2021/22 academic year, you may be concerned about how to renew, extend or apply for an Irish Residence Permit. The information on this page explains how the Government of Ireland is providing Immigration Services currently.
Immigration policy and visa applications, including those for international students, fall under the remit of the Irish Department of Justice. The Department of Justice publishes updates relevant to the Immigration Service Delivery which address the significant challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Click here for all latest information relating to Current Valid Immigration Permissions, Operation of the Registration Offices, Renewal of Irish Residence Permits and Ireland’s Third Level Graduate Scheme (Stay Back Visa).
Visa Application Centres
For relevant and up to date information about the operation of the Visa Application Centres, managed by VFS Global in various locations click here.