Ireland – GNIB Office Introduces New Appointment System

What has changed

Effective November 16, 2015, an appointment system for obtaining a Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) has been introduced at the GNIB Office in Burgh Quay, Dublin. Previously, applicants  were required to queue in person to submit their  MEV and a ticketing system was used. There was no appointment system in place and queues could be long, taking up much of the individual’s day.

Who is affected?
What to expect

  • Multiple Entry Visa applicants

The aim of the new appointment system is to reduce the volume of people queuing at the GNIB office in Dublin and to enable INIS to deal with applicants as quickly as possible upon their arrival at the appointed time. Personal presence is also no longer required and a representative can be nominated to submit the MEV application on the individual’s behalf.

Please note, we will not be able to book an appointment until the applicant has obtained their first GNIB card. However, in some instances the applicant may receive their GNIB Number at port of entry and as a result we can book the appointment before the applicant has registered for their GNIB card.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Emigra Worldwide can book appointments for applicants to register to obtain their MEV. In order for us to attend the appointment on their behalf, a Letter of Authorization from the individual allowing us to present their documents on their behalf will be required.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.