Registering with INIS (After arriving in Ireland)

REGISTERING WITH THE IRISH NATURALISATION AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE (INIS) 

 

*This process does not begin until after you have arived in Ireland.

All non-EU/EEA students must register with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) after they have registered with ACD and before the expiry date stamped on their passport by immigration officials at the airport.

Booking an appointment: Registering with Irish Naturalisation and Immigration service (I.N.I.S. formerly known as Garda National Immigration Bureau or G.N.I.B.) is not a labor intensive process, but it may take some time. If you live in Dublin, you must schedule an appointment through this website: https://burghquayregistrationoffice.inis.gov.ie/

If you have trouble booking an appointment, there is no need to worry, this is common. Send an email to the INIS official email burghquayregoffice@justice.ie

 In your email message, be sure to include:

 

  • Full name
  • Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB card number, if you have one already. (you will not have one yet if this is your first year in Ireland)
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth

 

 

Indicate that you have had trouble finding an appointment. Keep this email and any future email correspondence with INIS as proof that you’ve reached out to them and have been attempting to follow their instructions for booking an appointment.

 

You must have the following documents with at your INIS appointment:

 

  1. Valid passport (showing entry visa if applicable)
  2. Valid ACD Student Card
  3. If you entered Ireland without a visa, you must demonstrate evidence of financial support.
  4. * This requirement does not apply to students that require a visa to enter Ireland. 
    You have several options for demonstrating evidence of financial support.

    Option 1 - Proof from an Irish bank
    If you choose this option, you must bring an original statement from an Irish bank that shows a balance of €3,000 (or €500 per month if you are staying less than 6 months).
    The statement must be for an account in your own name, ie the same name as in your passport.

    Option 2 - Proof from a foreign bank
    If you choose this option, you must bring 2 original bank statements from a foreign bank.
    The first statement must show a balance of €3,000 (or €500 per month if you are staying less than 6 months). The statement must less than 1 month old.
    The second statement must be from the same bank. It must be less than 6 months old.

    Both statements must be for the same account and in your own name, ie the same name as in your passport.
    You must also show that you have a debit card (for cash withdrawals in Ireland).
    The debit card must be for the same bank account that has the €3,000 (or €500 per month if you are staying less than 6 months).

    Option 3 - Proof from a financial services company
    If you choose this option, you must bring an original letter from a financial services company in Ireland that shows it holds €3,000 'in trust' for you (or €500 per month if you are  staying less than 6 months).
    The financial services company must be regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland.

    Option 4 - Proof via a pre-paid credit card or debit card
    If you choose this option, you must bring an original statement that you have a pre-paid credit card(s) or debit card(s) with €3,000 (or €500 per month if you are staying less than 6  months).

  5. A Letter confirming full time attendance in a course and residence at an Irish address. (ACD provides this letter) 
  6. Evidence of private medical insurance, which must have a minimum coverage of €25,000 for in-hospital treatment in an Irish hospital. 
  7. A credit/debit card for payment of €300 registration fee (or Bank Giro obtainable from INIS office)

 

 

Please note that fingerprinting is part of the process of registering with INIS.

On successful completion of your INIS registration, you will be issued an Irish Residence Permit (IRP) through the post.

 

Burgh Quay Registration Office

13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel: +353 1 666 9130/01

 

Need further clarification? Please contact Jimmy.

 

Coordinator of Student Life

Jimmy O’Connell

No. 2 Merrion Sq. Front Office

9:00am-5:00pm, Mon- Fri

Tel. no. 01 685 7917

joconnell@iamu.edu