Garda's measures aims to tackle long visa queues

September 29, 2015
According to the statement from the Department of Justice, several measures are being taken this week to tackle the long queues which are outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) on Burgh Quay.

This announcement came after foreign nationals who were hundreds in numbers last week queued all through the night in the Dublin city centre for re-entry, study and work visas.

Garda National Immigration Bureau’s measures aims at tackling long visa queues

The steps has been taken, which came into effect since yesterday, means that the students from many other universities of Dublin who registers for the first time or who seek the renewal of their registrations will not have to stand in the queue at the office of the Bureau and at the immigration office in Dublin.

The update which was due on the website of the Garda which is this afternoon, has requested the students from various institutes and universities like the University of Dublin City, Dublin Trinity College, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Dublin University College and Technology Institute of Dublin and its other constituent colleges, not to stand outside the office on the Burgh Quay.

Separate arrangements have been placed in for registering students of these colleges in the autumn, and the arrangements will shortly be announced. According to the statement.

On Monday morning, many people began to queue up outside the office of the immigration bureau. While some of them turned up at 9:30 pm on Sunday, staying overnight ensuring that they receive a ticket from the office.

By the time of around 6:30 am Monday morning, the queue gets double with an excess of 700 people stretched the queue to make a second line. 

In June 2014, for appointments, the immigration department planned to introduce the online booking system. A year later, according to the department, online service was at its advance stage and that the system’s final testing has now been taken.

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