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Immigration (GNIB)

Registration & Renewal of Immigration Permission

Registration of immigration permission for people living in Dublin, Kildare, Meath or Wicklow is operated by Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) at 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. A guide on engaging with the ISD registration office services for people living in Dublin, Kildare, Meath or Wicklow can be found here & here. People living in the rest of the country should continue to register with their local GNIB immigration office (Garda Station). Further information can be found here

Existing Residence Permits/IRP cards will remain valid until the date on which the Residence Permit/IRP card is set to expire.

Garda/Police Certificate of Character

In order to obtain a Garda/Police Certificate of Character please apply in writing to your local Garda Station. These are not provided by GNIB under any circumstances. 

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) 

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) was established in 2000 and is responsible for:

  • the prevention, detection and investigation of illegal immigration
  • the control of immigration including the removal of illegal immigrants and enforcement of relevant orders
  • the registration of non-nationals in the State (excluding non-nationals residing in Dublin, Kildare, Meath or Wicklow)
  • providing assistance, advice and support to Garda Divisions on the administration and investigation of immigration related matters

GNIB is headed by a Detective Chief Superintendent who reports to the Assistant Commissioner, Organised & Serious Crime. GNIB is based at 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

Scam Alert - Hoax Calls from Phone number 01 6669100

Some customers of Immigration Service Delivery have been contacted by telephone by a person purporting to be from ISD.

The caller tells the person that they are the subject of a Deportation Order from the authorities in their country of origin and that they face deportation that day. They are told that INIS is acting on behalf of their own Government to recoup an administration payment which will prevent their immediate deportation.

This payment is to be made to an account in their country of origin. The caller I.D. number that displays is a real INIS number and the caller directs people to the website address and indeed the number will appear, on the face of it, to be legitimate.

This is an attempted fraud. ISD does not and will not contact applicants by telephone in relation to any such payments to accounts abroad. ISD does not under any circumstances request payment for its services over the telephone. Furthermore, any persons facing deportation from the State will have been involved in a detailed process and would be notified in writing by registered post in advance of any planned deportation.

Customers are asked to be vigilant. Do not give details of your immigration application or status to telephone callers unless you are sure who they are.

If someone demands payment of any monies, contact INIS or your local Garda Station immediately.