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Q 46. I am waiting for an appointment for my first-time registration and I need proof of my permission to remain to enable me to take up employment. What should I do?
In recognition of the impact of COVID-19 on customers using immigration services, Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., extended all immigration and international protection permissions until September 20 2021. As soon as Burgh Quay re-opens you can register your permission in Dublin.
This should reassure employers that your permission is valid even though you are unable to register in Dublin as the public office at Burgh Quay is currently closed. If you have a difficulty please contact email@example.com
Your permission is assumed to continue to be valid when your application is in progress. You do not need to show an IRP card to your employer, as long as you can prove that your application is in progress. Your employer is not above the law and they cannot decide whether you have permission to work. That is INIS’s job and if INIS has said the email is sufficient proof, that is it.
The authorities should make their decision to issue a residence card or not within 6 months. If they do not do so, you can call on our assistance services. In any case, your non-EU family members cannot be expelled if their visa expired while their application is being processed.