Welcome to the vibrant and enriching experience of studying in Ireland! As you prepare to embark on this incredible adventure, we're here to guide you through every step of the way. From applying for your student visa to settling into your new accommodation and beyond, our goal is to ensure your transition to studying in Ireland is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
The IRP card (Irish Residence Permit Card) is a mandatory document for all non-EU students who are coming to Ireland to study on a full-time course that is more than 90 days long. You can apply for your IRP card online or at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) office in Dublin.
𝐄𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬
Here are the steps on how to apply for an IRP card for non-EU students arriving in Ireland for the first time:
🍀 𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. You will need to make an appointment to register with the Irish immigration authorities. Please call Freephone 1800 800 630 to make an appointment. You do not have to pay a fee to book an appointment. The Registration Fee is paid only when you attend the Registration Office and your registration is successfully completed. For more information on the same 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.
🍀 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. You will need to bring the following documents to your registration appointment:
👉 The biometric page of your current valid passport(s). This is the page that shows your photograph, passport number and date of birth.
👉 Proof of your enrolment.
👉 Proof that you have paid college/university fees.
👉 Proof of your scholarship funding (if applicable).
👉 Proof that you have started your course.
👉 Private Medical Insurance or Travel Insurance with medical cover for accidents and medical incidents including hospital stays in Ireland, valid for 12 months, or if less than 12 months for the duration of your stay.
🍀 𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. When you attend your registration appointment, you will be interviewed by an immigration officer. The immigration officer will check your documents and ask you some questions about your studies and your plans for Ireland. Some applicants have to pay a registration fee of €300, and that depends on the type of permission you have been given. You will be advised of the fee at the time of registration and will be required to pay by credit or debit card at your registration appointment.
🍀 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐈𝐑𝐏 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝. If your application is successful, you will be issued an IRP card. Your IRP card will be valid for the duration of your studies.
Get ready to embrace the charm of the Emerald Isle and unlock a world of opportunities that await you as an international student in Ireland. Your academic journey begins here!