How to make a registration or renewal appointment in Dublin

Update: New registration appointment system now live in Dublin

You must have an appointment to visit Burgh Quay Registration Office. The old queuing-&-ticketing system has now ended. Do not go to register or renew without an appointment as you cannot be seen. (9 Jan 2017)

If you live in Dublin City or county, you must book an appointment online to register or renew at Burgh Quay Registration Office in Dublin City. Do not go to the office without an appointment as you cannot be seen.

If you live outside Dublin City or county, register at the regional registration office nearest to where you live. Do not book an online appointment.

How the appointment system works

Types of appointment

You can make an appointment for:

  1. First time registration
  2. Renewal of your existing registration
  3. Replace a lost or stolen Certificate of Registration (GNIB card)

When to book

Book your appointment up to 10 weeks in advance.

A small number of emergency appointments are released every day at 2:30pm.

If you need an appointment within the next 2-3 weeks, check the website at 2:30pm every day until you find one. You are likely to book an appointment within 2-4 days.


Always cancel your appointment if you cannot attend.

If you do not cancel, you less likely to find an emergency appointment when you need one.

Book your appointment

Book a registration appointment online

What you need

You need your:

  • Passport number
  • Certificate of Registration (GNIB card) number (if you already have one)

How to book

Appointments are offered in a series of 1-hour slots each day.

  • Select the date and a time that suits you
  • Enter your information and confirm the appointment
  • You will receive a confirmation by email

The confirmation email contains a link to a list of documents you will need for your appointment.

Prepare for your appointment

Bring a copy of your email confirmation with you on the day of your appointment.

Arrive 10 minutes early. If you are late, you may not be seen.

Do not arrive more than 10 minutes early, as the office will be busy with other people.

Always cancel your appointment if you cannot attend for any reason.

Read a longer description about what happens when you visit a registration office.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 13 February 2017

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13 February 2017

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15 September 2016

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