14 December 2023
Ireland’s Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) has issued a Travel Confirmation Notice1 to facilitate travel over the holiday period for non-European Economic Area nationals (non-EEA) legally residing in Ireland.2
From 6 December 2023 to 31 January 2024 (inclusive), non-EEA nationals living in Ireland with an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) that has recently expired and, who have renewed their IRP but not received it, may use their expired IRP to re-enter Ireland, subject to the issued guidelines.
Due to high processing times for IRP renewals, affected non-EEA nationals may not receive their IRP in time for any intended travel over the holiday period. (For related coverage, see GMS Flash Alert 2023-190, 11 October 2023.)
This notice is for legally resident non-EEA nationals who have renewed their IRP prior to its expiry date only. Individuals who did not apply to renew their IRP prior to its expiry will not be covered.
Individuals and their employers should be aware of these changes as they may affect employees seeking to travel over the holiday period. ISD has issued a set of FAQs which will assist in answering most queries.3
If employers or individuals have questions regarding their intended travel with respect to their Irish immigration documentation, they can contact a member of the Immigration and Employment Law team with KPMG Law LLP in Ireland below.