567. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider issuing flexible visa entry arrangements for persons (details supplied) in view of a significant investment in a tourism and history project by them. [46079/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The persons referred to by the Deputy are US nationals and therefore are visa exempt. They do not require a visa to enter the State for periods of up to 90 days.
However, in order to work in Ireland, a non-EEA national, unless they are exempted, must hold an Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) permission granted by my Department or a valid employment permit issued by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE).
Any non EU/EEA nationals who wish to remain in the State for longer than 90 days must register with their local immigration office and apply for permission to remain before their initial permission to remain expires. Full details of the registration process can be found at: www.irishimmigration.ie/registering-your-immigration-permission/how-to-register-your-immigration-permission-for-the-first-time/requirements-and-documents-needed/.
If their application for a new immigration permission is granted and they are successfully registered they will receive an Irish Residence Permit card by post, which is proof that they are legally in the State. The IRP card will indicate the stamp/permission granted, the conditions attaching to that permission and the expiry date of the permission. Once the IRP card is in date it will allow the holder to travel freely from and return to the State.
Depending on the type of permission granted, some applicants will have to pay a registration fee of €300. They will be advised of any fee at the time of registration and will be required to pay by credit or debit card at their registration appointment.
In Dublin, the registration office is at 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. If they are residing outside Dublin, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) operates a network of registration offices throughout the country. They must register at the registration office nearest to where they live. They can find their nearest Garda station here: www.garda.ie/en/contact-us/station-directory/.