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1482. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Justice the number of migrants in Dublin who have been enabled to register their immigration status in each month since January 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20193/21]

1442. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Justice the number of migrant status registrations that have been completed in each of the years 2015 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by GNIB office and online in tabular form. [19681/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1482 and 1442 together.
Due to the public health restrictions currently in place under Level 5 of the Government's Framework for Restrictive Measures in Response to Covid-19, the Registration Office in Burgh Quay has been closed since 23 December 2020, until further notice.
To ensure that people do not fall out of permission during the Covid-19 pandemic, seven automatic extensions of immigration permissions have been provided, the most recent to 20 September 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach.
The requirement to register an immigration permission in person, for those living in Dublin, will not arise until the Registration Office reopens in line with the Government’s Roadmap. First time registrations require the taking of biometric information (fingerprints) so it is not possible to do these registrations online.
All registration renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie .The tables below set out the number of registrations completed in the Dublin Area in 2020 and up to 19 April in 2021.
Registrations completed between January and December 2020

Month Number of Registrations
January 8048
February 9575
March 6305
April 17
May 1
June 138
July 3149
August 5147
September 10360
October 14152
November 14585
December 5218

* 2020 figures are a combination of first time registrations, and online renewals which commenced for all non EEA nationals, residing in the Dublin area on the 20 July 2020.
Registrations completed between January and 19 April 2021
Month Number of Registrations
January 4445
February 9092
March 7179
up to 19 April 2348

* 2021 figures relate to online renewals only.
Registrations outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) through the Garda Station network. Information on the contact details for all the registration offices outside Dublin is available at: https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/news-media/reopening-of-registration-offices.html . I am advised by GNIB that it is not possible in the time available to provide the details requested by the Deputy on registrations completed by GNIB and that efforts to gather this data will require the expenditure of a disproportionate and inordinate amount of the Garda resources and time.