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Ireland makes allowances for residency visas

December 15, 2021 | Immigration, News, Travel

The Irish government has made holiday travel allowances for those who hold an Irish Residence Permit (IRP). Those permit holders who had valid permits from 20th March 2020 will automatically have their card extended until 15th January 2022, to allow them the ability to legally exit and re-enter Ireland during the holiday season. 

It must be noted that IRP card holders who are travelling back and forth during the holiday period must print out and present a notice provided by the government which confirms acceptance of this travel arrangement. The notice is called the “Travel Confirmation Notice” and outlines the holiday allowance terms. 

If card holders remain abroad until after 15th January 2022, their IRP will expire and they will not be able to enter Ireland using it. Therefore the IRP will need to be extended before any expected travel. 

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