The Irish immigration authorities have replaced Garda National Immigration Bureau (‘GNIB’) registration cards with a new Irish Residence Permit (IRP). This change is applicable with immediate effect, however, non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss nationals that currently have a valid GNIB card should wait until their card expires before applying for the new IRP.  The cost of the new IRP will be 300 Euros. 

The IRP will include the applicant’s name, photo, date of birth and registration number, a brief description of their immigration permission, their permission stamp number, and a microchip with a copy of their photo, fingerprints and personal details. Non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss nationals who are aged 16+ who will stay in Ireland for over 90 days must  register with the Irish immigration authorities to obtain an IRP.