A new version of the Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card is being introduced for all non-EEA nationals who are registered to live, work or study in Ireland. The new IRP card, which complies with updated EU common format specifications, includes the cardholder’s signature as well as additional security features.
All new applications for EU Treaty Rights, please ensure that you apply via the new forms. Please note that applications completed using the old forms were accepted up to and including the 30/04/2022 (post marked 29/04/2022). Thereafter applications have only been accepted on the new forms and those on the old forms were returned without further processing.
The 5-year multi entry short stay visa will allow eligible applicants from all visa required countries who visit Ireland regularly, for business or family reasons in particular, to make one application, which when granted, will then cover travel over a five year period.