An Irish Residence Permit (IRP) indicates that your immigration permission to stay in Ireland has been registered and the type of immigration permission you have. DkIT International Office will assist you with your application for an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) – formerly known as GNIB card - when you arrive in Ireland.
As a new student, you will be accompanied by DkIT International Office to the local Immigration Office to complete this process. The IRP process may take a few weeks to complete, as you will need to have opened a bank-account first.
You will need the following documents to apply for the Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card:
- Your passport
- A Letter from Dundalk Institute of Technology, verifying that you are a registered student of the Institute and that you have paid your tuition fees and charges in full for the current academic year.
- Class-attendance record (for continuing students at the Institute). For a visa re-entry application, you are required to have a minimum of 80% class-attendance from the previous academic year. For IRP renewal application, you are required to have a minimum of 85% class-attendance from the previous academic year. Poor class-attendance may result in your IRP application being rejected, or issued on a temporary basis only.
- €300 IRP registration fee payable by credit/ debit card.
- Proof of your address in Ireland (utility bill, or equivalent).
- Evidence that you can support yourself financially while studying in Ireland (€3,000 in your bank account if you are staying for 6+ months), or the equivalent of €500 per month, if you are staying for 6 months or less.
If you are residing in the Dublin area, you can apply for the Irish Residence Permit at the INIS Office, 13/14, Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. You must book an appointment first online.