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Third Level Graduates Scheme

**Update 2 December 2020***

From the Department of Justice

"In light of the continuing uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the following Notice sets out the updated immigration arrangements that apply to all non-EEA persons holding a student permission (Stamp 2), who wish to avail of the Third Level Graduate Programme but are unable to report to their local registration office to receive a Stamp 1G because:


  • They have returned to their home countries or countries of ordinary residence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • They cannot secure an appointment due to the impact of COVID-19


Rather than attending in person, as a further temporary measure applications may be submitted electronically to the Registration Office, Burgh Quay, Dublin ( All required documentation should be scanned and included in the application.


Where a permission has been granted, applicants will still be required to register when they have returned to Ireland or appointments are available.


This temporary measure will be kept under review in light of the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and may be amended or withdrawn, in whole or in part, when considered appropriate to do so, but regardless will cease to apply no later than 28 February, 2021.


All other eligibility criteria set out in the 2017 Revision of this Scheme will continue to apply."



The Department of Justice has full details on applying for the Third Level Graduate Scheme.


Make your appointment


Make sure to request your letter when you have your appointment made


If you are a PhD or Masters by Research student please make your request directly to

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