Ireland: Temporary Extension of Immigration Permissions 

December 21, 2021

Key Points  

  • Extension of immigration permissions until 31 May 2022 

Overview  

The government of Ireland will extend immigration permissions and international protection permissions until 31 May 2022 in response to closures and processing delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This extension will apply to permissions that were due to expire between 14 Jan 2022 and 21 May 2022. In order to be eligible, individuals must have previously been granted similar extensions since March 2020. 

What are the Changes? 

The government of Ireland is granting an extension to immigration permissions until 31 May 2022. This latest extension, which is the eighth extension since March 2020, allows foreign nationals to avoid a lapse in immigration status caused by closures and processing delays.  

Looking Ahead  

While immigration permissions will be extended, the government of Ireland recommends that eligible individuals apply ahead of 31 May 2022 for permissions renewals in order to avoid delayed processing times. Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.  

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