Guidance for Migrants Travelling with Expired IRP card
We have an important update for migrants with expired IRP cards wanting to travel in the next couple of months.
Today the Department of Justice has issued guidance for migrants wishing to travel for the holidays but whose Irish Residence Permit (IRP) cards have expired or will expire and the holder hasn’t been able to renew it yet.
Migrants with expired IRP cards can travel and return to the country with the expired IRP card up until 15 January 2022.
If you are staying outside Ireland for longer than 15 January 2022: You are advised to renew your IRP card before you travel if possible. If you’re from a visa-required country and have been unable to renew before you travel, you will have to apply for a visa to re-enter Ireland at your destination using the AVATS online system.
Migrants travelling under these conditions are advised to print the Department of Justice’s guidance on this matter and bring the print-out with them when re-entering the country.