1444. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the details of the guidance provided to local Garda National Immigration Bureau stations with regard to the renewal and registration of permissions in respect of clients that are in possession of a letter from immigration service delivery stating that they may register without the requirement of a passport; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19704/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): From 2 December 2020, it is no longer necessary to provide a passport when renewing a registration although it is still a requirement for first time registrations.
Any guidance, interpretation or changes to immigration policy or registration processes that impacts on the day to day registration of applicants is provided in writing to the Chief Superintendent of the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) by the Immigration Service of my Department to ensure a consistency of approach.
The renewal and registration of permissions at local GNIB stations are processed through the Garda Station network and any guidance provided to these stations is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána.
The Registration Office in Burgh Quay is responsible for the registration requirements of non EEA nationals resident in the Dublin area only.