Migrant group urges reduction in immigration fees in the budget
By The Headlines, August 28, 2023 | 04:08 AM
In a letter to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, the Fair Fees Campaign Group urged her to lower immigration fees associated with the Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card as part of the upcoming budget.
There is a €300 IRP card cost. The majority of non-EU residents who reside in Ireland are required to pay this fee annually.
The Fair Fees Campaign Group requests that Ms McEntee lower the amount to a level that is more in line with comparable rates imposed for other state registrations like a passport (€75) or driving licence (€55).
According to the Department of Justice, the money collected through IRP card fees covers the time and money needed to process registrations.