1.    Gather all supporting documentation.

In order to register, you must have the following:

1.   A current valid passport.

2.   A college letter stipulating the course and its duration (Confirmation of Offer Letter)

3.   Confirmation of Appointment email from ISD when you make a booking

4.   Evidence of private medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €25,000.00 for in-hospital treatment in an Irish Hospital.

5.   Non Visa Requiring Students Only: Evidence of a finances to a minimum level of €3000.00 by way of one of the following:

1.    A statement from  an Irish bank account showing sufficient funds

2.    A current foreign bank statement showing sufficient funds, not less than one month old, together with a past statement, for an account in the student’s name (as on passport)accompanied by a debit card in the same name and same bank account

3.    Documentary evidence that money is held in trust for a student by a financial services body regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland

4.    A pre-paid credit or debit card(s) with a verification of the amount(s) in credit

6.   Visa required students

Visa required students who obtained a study visa to come to Ireland will no longer be obliged to present evidence of finance, on first registration, on the basis that the appropriate checks on finance have already been undertaken as part of the visa application process.


2.    Make an appointment on the ISD website.

1.   You will receive a confirmation email which will also contain a link to a list of documents that you must bring.

3.    Attend your appointment at the Immigration Services Department, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

1.   Please arrive on time, no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the appointment time.

2.   Bring a copy of your appointment confirmation e-mail.

3.   Bring all supporting documents- please note, if all required documents are not produced your application will not be processed and you will have to rebook through the on-line appointment system.

4.   A credit/debit card is required to cover the registration fee of €300

5.   Your appointment will last approx. 60 minutes, as part of the process a photograph and fingerprints are taken.