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Important information for students residing in Ireland from before 1 January 2005

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has announced a new 'student probationary extension' available to those students who have been continuously resident in the State since before 1 January 2005 (i.e. the student must have received a GNIB card during or before 2004 and for each year thereafter).

These new arrangements will allow eligible students to reside in Ireland for a further period of 2 years on specified conditions. In addition, at the conclusion of the two year probationary period those students will be eligible to apply for a more permanent status on condition that certain obligations have been fulfilled.

Full details are posted at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/WP12000012