Alien registration in the Republic of Ireland is costing a lot more now, since the immigration service has increased the fees payable by double, from €150 to €300.
Legally resident non-EEA nationals who have entered the State with the intention of residing in Ireland for a period of more than three months must register with their local immigration registration officer. An immigration certificate of registration (GNIB Registration Card) is issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau to a non-EEA national who so registers.
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A fee of €300 is charged in respect of each immigration certificate of registration issued to a non-EEA national with effect from 19 November 2012. Certain classes of person are exempt from payment as follows:
- Convention Refugees;
- Persons who have been reunified with such refugees under section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996;
- Persons who are under 18 years of age at the time of registration;
- Spouses, widows and widowers of Irish citizens;
- Civil partners or surviving civil partners within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 of Irish citizens;
- Spouses and Dependants of EU nationals who receive a residence permit under EU Directive 38/04;
- Programme Refugees, as defined by section 24 of the Refugee Act, 1996.
Persons residing in the Dublin area are required to register with the Registration Officer at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) offices in Burgh Quay. Those residing outside of the Dublin area should contact their local Garda station for the location of their local Immigration Registration Officer.
Payment can be made by a specific bank giro form which can be obtained at all registration offices or by credit/debit card at a number of Garda stations
For further information contact your local Garda station or visit the Garda website at GNIB: http://www.garda.ie/angarda/gnib.html
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