Immigration Notice: Extension to January 2021


  • All students with visas due to expire between 20 Sept 2020 and 20 January 2021 are automatically being renewed until 20 January 2021.  
  • Students need to be registered on a course during the extension.
  • Students are only permitted to work 40 hours only during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15 December to 15 January inclusive. 
  • At all other times students holding Immigration permission Stamp 2 will be limited to working 20 hours per week.

Full Details

Minister announces further temporary extension of immigration permissions.

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 and supplements all previous extension notices.

This is the fifth, and expected to be the final, extension of permissions implemented since the outset of the pandemic and the longest granted.

In light of the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the following notice applies to all persons with a current valid permission due to expire from 20th September 2020 to 20th January 2021, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).

All such permissions that are due to expire from 20th September 2020 – 20th January 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to the 20th January 2021.

The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach.

In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive.

Any permission that was renewed by the previous notices which therefore has a new expiry date between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 is automatically renewed by this notice until 20th January 2021.

Registrations need to be renewed with Immigration.

Immigration Notice: Appointments Necessary

All students needing to register with Immigration in Cork City are required to arrange an appointment.

Make your appointment by emailing your Name and Date of Birth to [email protected]

Appointment Rules

  • One person per appointment
  • Only Arrive 5 minutes prior to appointment time
  • Strictly No queuing is permitted

You must bring the following to your appointment:

  • Passport
  • Fully completed IRP Form
  • Appointment Confirmation Email
  • Original school letter
  • Insurance document

Each Student must request their own appointment using their own email address. Block Booking of appointments is strictly forbidden.

Registration Payment

Students should use their Debit/Credit Card to pay the registration fee.

If a student is using another person’s debit/credit card, the cardholder must be present with Photo I.D., they should remain outside the Garda Station until they are called by the student and asked to present at the registration desk.

Renewal Offer

Join our Live Online/Virtual Classes with CEA teachers.

Available to students already in Ireland either renewing from CEA or another school.

These are temporary measures and prices to assist international language students during COVID-19.

Students will transfer to face-to face classes as soon as the school reopens (date yet to be confirmed)

Live Online/Virtual Classes

  • Level-specific, group classes with CEA teachers will be delivered on Zoom
  • Preparatory work prior to the live lessons (email with assignments, readings, videos for example)
  • Homework assignments with teacher correction and feedback
  • Guided self-study assignments
  • 15 hours per week
  • Schedule: 3 hours per day Monday to Friday

Special Renewal Academic Year Details:

8 month stay including 25 week course + 2 month holiday period. 

15 Hour per Week Morning
25 weeks Course €1650
General English Textbook €45
School Registration Fee €0
Medical Insurance €100
Total €1795


15 Hour per Week Afternoon
25 weeks Course €1400
General English Textbook €45
School Registration Fee €0
Medical Insurance €100
Total Gross €1545


New Immigration rule: Students are not required to be registered for an exam while
exam centres are closed. However, if Immigration decide students need to take an
exam at anytime during their course then they must book and pay for exam as per
immigration rule.

Options if Immigration enforce an exam at a later date:

TIE Exam €130
IELTS Exam €200
IELTS Textbook €45
FCE Exam €180
FCE Textbook €45

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Latest renewal course start date is 30th September to avail of the offer.
  • All students need to complete an online test before booking can be confirmed.
  • Students will change from online classes to classes in school as soon as the school reopens.
  • Morning and afternoon schedules apply to both online and in school classes.
  • Preferred schedule will be assigned on a first come first serve basis and is dependent on level testing as standard.
  • All students must have a course textbook for class.
  • General Terms and Conditions at apply.
  • Payment
  • Invoices must be at paid for at least 14 days before course start date.
  • In exceptional circumstances where a 14 day period does not exist and at the discretion of the school permitted invoices must be paid within 24 hours of being issued. If not course space will be released.

If you would like to make a booking please send the following to [email protected]:

  • First Name
  • Family Names
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Address in Cork
  • Morning or Afternoon Preference
  • Photo Scan of your passport
  • Photo/scan of your current IRP card

All courses are subject to availability at time of booking.