Registration with the GNIB
Who needs to register with the GNIB?
Non-EEA Nationals who come to stay in Ireland for more than three months, must register their presence in the country with their local immigration registration officer. Upon registering a GNIB card is issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). This card denotes that the individual has permission to remain in the state and on what basis.
When do you need to register
New entrants to the country need to register with the GNIB before expiry of the Garda Immigration passport stamp, received at the airport upon entry. For individuals already registered with the GNIB it is very important that they do not let the registration lapse if it is their intention to stay in the country. This is not only because it is a legal requirement to maintain GNIB registration, but also because any breaks in registration will not be counted as time of residence in Ireland and this will have an affect on long term residency applications. For further information on long-term residency please refer to the following link http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Long_Term_Residency
Upon registering with the GNIB the individual will be issued a GNIB card with the relevant stamp (please see GNIB Card Stamp section below). The individual will need to present their card to the Human Resources department where a copy of same will be kept on file.
The Garda National Immigration Bureau offices are located at 13 / 14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. The opening hours for GNIB are Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 10.00pm Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm. If you are residing outside of the Dublin area you can register through your local immigration officer in your local Garda station.
The fee involved for registering or renewing registration with the GNIB is €300. Please note the GNIB will not accept cash as a payment method. The two acceptable payment methods are:
- Bank Giro
- Credit / Debit Card
This fee is payable by the individual.