Written answers

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

Residency Permits

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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126. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if an appointment for a GNIB card can be made for a person (details supplied) who will be arriving in Ireland in January 2022; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60717/21]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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I note that the person referred to by the Deputy will not arrive in the country until January. I can confirm that appointments have not yet been released for January and the person will, on arrival in the State, have a 90 day period within which to register their permission.

Where a preclearance permission is required to facilitate their entry to the State, a person should ensure that they have made the appropriate application and been granted a permission and present the permission to the immigration officer on arrival at their port of entry to the State.

For Dublin based customers seeking to register for the first time, the public office in Burgh Quay is now open from 08:00 to 20:30 to provide assistance to customers. Customers should continue to apply directly for appointments as they become available without charge, through the online appointments system: burghquayregistrationoffice.inis.gov.ie.

Currently, public health guidance determines the number of appointments that safely be facilitated each day in the public office. Almost 1,000 customers are being registered every week. My staff continue to engage with stakeholders to understand how their needs can best be met.

Registrations for those resident elsewhere in the State are processed at Garda Stations nationwide.


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