2004 Student Probationary Extension
Students residing in Ireland from before 1 January 2005
As a final measure in assisting the transition to the New Regime, a student probationary extension is being made 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.