Rights of residence in Ireland

Residence rights of EEA nationals in Ireland
EEA nationals have the right to travel to Ireland and do not require a residence permit to remain here. There are however some limits on these rights.

Residence rights of family members
Foreign nationals who move to Ireland may be entitled to bring their family to live with them.

Residence rights of non-EEA nationals
Description of how non-EEA nationals may be granted permission to remain that allows them to live in Ireland.

Types of residence permission for non-EEA nationals
There are various types of residence rights or permission to remain that allow non-EEA nationals to live in Ireland.

Registration of non-EEA nationals
Information about registration of non-EEA nationals and Irish Residence Permits (formerly known as GNIB cards)

Permission to remain for undocumented non-EEA nationals
Special scheme for non-EU national students who held a valid student permission between 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2010. The scheme is open for 3 months - from 15 October 2018 to 20 January 2019.

Residence rights in Ireland
Frequently asked questions on residence rights in Ireland