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#236 Aug. 17, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi there, Do i need install this app? I cant get any appointment. Any suggestions? "

#235 Aug. 17, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Are there appointments on Saturdays?"

#234 Aug. 15, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"that simply means try again"

#233 Aug. 15, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"can't complete the appointment. Just got this error message all the time: "There was a problem completing the action. If you were creating a new appointment your booking has NOT been confirmed The appointment you selected is no longer available. Please try again." anyone knows how to overcome this?"

#232 Aug. 14, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Anyone who is saying anything against Harsh or this website is an absolute asshole.... Thanks man... Really appreciate this gesture from you for helping us out.... - Sarthak Sharma"

#231 Aug. 14, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The website owner has very kindly offered us the advertisement-free information we need FOR FREE!!! Aaaand he provided us with the source code!!!! What kind of fraud is this??? Furthermore, he has to spend time and effort maintaining the website, pay for the domain and/or the server for hosting the website so that we can see the information here. My sincere gratitude to you, Harsh, and all the best with your PhD! For those who don't understand and remain ignorant, please keep your stupidness for yourself and those around you who have to suffer it."

#230 Aug. 14, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I also would like to leave a positive message here and thank the author. From my experience, this webpage and the app have saved me a lot of time that I used to spend adding my data in the GNIB webpage and refreshing it. For most of the times the information shown in the app has been accurate with what is posted in the GNIB page. If you are worried about sharing your information, then don't. You can still use the tool to track the updates from the original source. This is a very helpful tool and I hope the author is getting full benefits out of it. At the end this person is making it easier to deal with a very unfriendly service from the immigration authorities. "

#229 Aug. 14, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I would like to Thank the author for this site. However when I try to book an appointment with the available slots, it either freezes on Captcha and comes back with Cannot Load Page or says selected date not available. Can anyone who has been successful in booking an appointment using this site, help me & others to understand whats the best way to go ahead. Thanks in advance."

#228 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"that's the problem of people. someone does well by creating an opportunity like this to check for appointments without needing to stress your life to searching the inis website whether real-time or not. The developer has done well and I will like to say kudos to you because your work has helped loads of people of which am a part. To those who never see good in things/life keep at it we know your type pessimist this type of folks are always on the wrong end of history"

#227 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Those people who suggest this web is FAKE, you can always use this web to check availability and open GNIB appointment web from google. No one has asked you to use the provided link here. I just want to thank this web and leave some positive feedback. "

#226 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"p/s: (I am the same poster as the previous post) I have resisted to post feedbacks and such for a while though I was using the website for a few weeks now. However, noticing a rise in new harmful feedbacks (either they are ignorant, frustrated or sinister), I think I should post positive feedbacks. I would encourage other people to do so such that the feedback wall wouldn't be filled with untrue slanders."

#225 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, I have looked into the author's java and shell codes and have been able to tinkle them to arrange notifications sent to my email according to my specifications. They are pretty simple and there is really nothing sinister to it (of course one can always make it more secure or something). I think the reasons why this website doesn't seem to sync with real time GNIB website is that you probably don't want to query the website too often or heavily so as to bring down the website. I presume that something like 30 mins or an hour query is reasonable and is being used by the scripts. I would like to thank the author for the codes that helped me a lot."

#224 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The below post is from the blog owner for sure to endorse his website. There is a pattern if you see. Whenever there is a negative feedback comes the next comment is always very positive and with a confirmation that the person got the appointment. This is a very old trick to promote the fraud. "

#223 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"got appointment, thank you "

#222 Aug. 13, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The comment below is stupid - I've been using this service for a couple of weeks with no issues. If the commenter had checked the author's comments below stating that the results aren't necessarily real time, or checked the service source code on Git Hub, they would know that there is nothing fraudulent or scammy about this site. "

#221 Aug. 12, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Tried many time as per availability showing here BUT never found the same on GNIB website. This site is kind of FAKE and FRAUD and may be mean to steal your private information BE CAREFUL GUYS"

#220 Aug. 10, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh, can't thank you enough for your brilliant efforts in creating this service. I have an appointment already booked for 5th Sept. Is it possible to book another one which is earlier if I see there is one available? Will the site allow me to do so or will it throw an error saying that you already have an appointment? (It must have matched my passport number?)"

#219 Aug. 10, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It's showing a slot available for tomorrow but while making the appointment on the GNIB website it is showing that the Appointment No longer available. "

#218 Aug. 10, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Is there an option to receive email alert whenever the new slots open for GNIB & Visa appointment?"

#217 Aug. 10, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The response from the Ombudsman states they may not investigate immigration law decisions.... that's not what you asked them to investigate...you asked to investigate basic provision of a service, well before any legal determination would be made. You're not complaining your visa was denied, you are complaining you have not been given a chance to present your case for a visa. Ridiculous answer from the Ombudsman."

#216 Aug. 10, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Response from ombudsman and that tells me the level of bureaucracy in Ireland and lack of accountability hence the reason why the system is messed up. Dear Mr Zoe, I refer to your recent complaint to this Office in relation to the Department of Justice and Equality regarding your Garda National Immigration Bureau Card. The role of the Ombudsman is to examine complaints from members of the public who believe that they have been unfairly treated by certain public service providers. The public service providers whose actions may be examined by the Ombudsman include Government Departments, Local Authorities, the Health Service Executive (HSE) (and public hospitals and health agencies acting on behalf of the HSE), publicly funded third-level education bodies and private nursing homes. However, under the First Schedule Part 2 (f) of the Ombudsman Act 1980 as amended, it provides that the Ombudsman may not investigate a complaint insofar as it relates to an action -(i) taken in the administration of the law relating to immigration or naturalisation. It would therefore not be open for this Office to pursue your complaint. Unfortunately, I am unaware of any other body you may contact in relation to your complaint. I regret that the Ombudsman cannot be of assistance to you at this time. Yours sincerely Elizabeth Culhane Office of the Ombudsman "

#215 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I have tried complaining to a few places but yet to receive a proper response. This is the latest i have sent to burghquayregoffice@justice.ie Hi Sinead, Many thanks for your email. I understand you guys are doing your very best but the numbers are just so high that its impossible to give everyone an appointment. I've already managed to get an appointment after trying day and night for 4 weeks. But in order to improve this system, Is it possible to extend these services to the offices outside Dublin? For eg. bray, kildare etc. That could ease off some of the load in the Dublin office. Also, maybe you could allow a small number of people (25-30) to walk in every day provided they have sufficient proof that its an emergency case. Everyone I know who's non EU says its the most frustrating experience trying to get a GNIB card here in Dublin. Earlier it used to be standing out in the cold from 3am onwards. Now it has turned into waking up at 3am checking to see if there's an available appointment. The website becomes unresponsive at 10am and 2.30pm and everyone seems to be logging in to get an appointment at that time. Also, there are facebook pages that are charging 30e to get you an appointment -> https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment/ It has turned into a nightmare. Please do something to fix this."

#214 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Please stop attacking and do not victimize people. How do you get it automatically? I complained about you."

#213 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"If you meant attacking guy at gnibot then I apologise, I should have paid more attention while reading. I reported him to burghquayregoffice@justice.ie, now awaiting response. Please do the same!"

#212 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"You said: This guy is attacking the site -- this is both silly and stupid. This guy queries INIS every 30 to 60 seconds based on what I'm seeing, and INIS information systems are supposed to handle thousands (10^3) if not millions (10^6) of connections every single seconds. So it is not this guy but completely rotten Irish system of administering immigration and naturalisation from 80's coupled with [very] poor implementation. See below posts re what to do and how to do it. Get your ass of the couch will you please."

#211 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"You said: Robot will get it automatically. -- isn't there a captcha before you click final submit button? IIRC there is a captcha. That doesn't necessarily mean though that some can't circumvent these captchas programmatically. I've been monitoring and logging INIS service responses (network packet traces and application layer logs) 24/7 for few weeks now, from multiple locations in the world, and it is absolutely clear that they are either under DDoS or/and simply can't cope with the number of TCP, TLS connections and backend queries, daily (!) from about 9:45 till 10:40 then again from 14:30 till about 15:30 on average. If you are observing the same issue - 2) email your complaint to urghquayregoffice@justice.ie and allow them say 2 weeks to respond, 2) gather data (screenshots, packet traces, logs, etc.), then 3) complain to the ombudsman, in writing or better in person. Otherwise it is not going to change, ever. OK?"

#210 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This guy is attacking the site, slowing him down. All appointments are trying to get themselves to https://www.gnibot.com. It cost him 10 euros. Robot will get it automatically. Let's complain to this guy."

#209 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Well, that exactly the probability was today, I was that 1 in 1 lakh to get the appointment for 27th september. The page gets real slow and takes hours to load at 10am."

#208 Aug. 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"0.00001% chance to get booked"

#207 Aug. 8, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It shouldn't be harder (and more expensive) to get an immigration appointment than U2 tickets. This system is ridiculous. The queue has simply moved from outside Burgh Quay to an invisible queue online."

#206 Aug. 8, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"There is appointment for visa still available today, but I can't book it. Please help"

#205 Aug. 8, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It was really helpful thank you so much bro!! you're amazing"

#204 Aug. 7, 2018
about: About Me | Harshvardhan (me)
"Thanks so so much for your work on the GNIB checks and status updates. Might be simple stuff to you, but it is a bit of comfort of mind for others! Cheers bud, hope your enjoying your time in Trinity!"

#203 Aug. 7, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I have complained to the ombudsman ... -- many people would be willing to file a complaint however not many of them are willing to write it from scratch or capable of writing it for whatever reason. Would you share yours here along with the details on how to file a complaint please? Thanks!"

#202 Aug. 6, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Very difficult to catch available slots thru here and/or iPhone apps. I am really hesitant. Is not it possible to arrange appointment via phone? I really appreciate if you please help me "

#201 Aug. 5, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"How can I get a scheduled appointment with Immigration if I will be studying at Trinity College Dublin in September? It doesn't show any openings on the official website. "

#200 Aug. 4, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Broooooo you are amazing. Thnx for this app. You are so good person. Greetings from BRAZİL <3"

#199 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I have complained to the ombudsman just like you guys suggested because this really unbecoming. I wonder why you need a gnib and re-entry visa. ones gnib is right to stay in the country why then do we need a special visa to travel out and in, that is ridiculous to make it worse you don't get appointments"

#198 Aug. 3, 2018
about: Add Feedbacks (feedback)
"I have complained to the ombudsman just like you guys suggested because this really unbecoming. I wonder why you need a gnib and re-entry visa. ones gnib is right to stay in the country why then do we need a special visa to travel out and in, that is ridiculous to make it worse you don't get appointments"

#197 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"MY APPOINTMENT FOR VISA BOOK PLEASE?"

#196 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, Would you please help to book a GNIB renewal appointment for Sep 11 or Sept 12? I have been trying for few weeks now to get a slot but in vain. Many Thanks in advance"

#195 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I got an appointment 3 days ago with this application. Regards!"

#194 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"If I am married to an Irish Citizen and have a Stamp 4, what Category and Sub-Category do I belong in"

#193 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"To previous comment, it is not possible, you have to cancel your appointment before being able to book another."

#192 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"İ need appointment, help me!"

#191 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"In my case, the embassy my country told me that I had to keep trying to find a slot for the appointment. In other words in my case, they do not want to get involved in this problem."

#190 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Excellent Service, Thank You."

#189 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, your website is a godsend! Found an appointment within 2 days. For everyone else trying to get an appointment: 1. Check this website at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as that's when block appointments are released. 2. Get the app connected to this site, it's brilliant and you can check stuff at other hours too. 3. Just keep checking and trying. It's really not that difficult. Also, the appointments released at 2:30 tend to be for the subsequent few days, so keep that in mind. Best of luck!"

#188 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi ihad appointment waiting for my Gnib card its 2 weeks today but did not arrive can any one tell me about it whats a time scale for it?thanks"

#187 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Is it possible to book for another appointment in case you find a closer date but you already have appointment then cancel your old appointment?"

#186 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, I have been trying to book an appointment for re entry visa for the end of May but I can not select any date at all even until July month. Any idea what is happening here? Your feedback will be really appreciated. Thank you so much."

#185 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, your website is a godsend! Found an appointment within 2 days. For everyone else trying to get an appointment: 1. Check this website at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as that's when block appointments are released. 2. Get the app connected to this site, it's brilliant and you can check stuff at other hours too. 3. Just keep checking and trying. It's really not that difficult. Also, the appointments released at 2:30 tend to be for the subsequent few days, so keep that in mind. Best of luck!"

#184 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It is frustrating to get any appointment related to immigration. Specially when u have to stop all your work and just keep clicking 100 times for one slot that would be available everyday. Can our respective home country embassy help in this to raise our grievance to Ireland Immigration system?"

#183 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Is it possible to make an appointment for Exit Re-entry visa in the same day? sometimes there are appointments available for the same day, but in date choice schedule it not allows you to choose today date."

#182 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This is a very useful website.. I would say better than the official.. At a glance we will know all the available slots. I started using the app and it helps me to find the slot in just one day... I will recommend the app to my friends and family.. you did a great Job.. U r amazing !!!!"

#181 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hello, I will try for the first time this odyssey, Does anyone know if I can make the appointment for my wife with my appointment together? Thank you for your time."

#180 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"So, here's the COMBO to get your appointment sorted: - Open 3-4 tabs with the INIS registration. - FILL ALL YOUR INFORMATION - Keep it READY TO GO. Check this website everyday at 10am and 14:30. Around 10:10-10:15 ALL THE APPOINTMENTS SHOW UP. You go back to all your open tabs and click SEARCH, they all gonna show up, so you pick one time and one of the tabs gonna work for you. Took me 2 days (; "

#179 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"To the all previous Authors. In Ireland is official authority - MEI (Marketing English in Ireland). Most of our Schools and Colleges are participants there. So, the best way is complaining every time to Students support at our schools regarding this situation and (!!!) ask them to raise problems at MEI! Just MEI can give good pressure to Government and INIS. As education agent of Irish College I wrote this information to Management team one of my School. Not sure in big progress, but if we all will do it - definitely will get positive result."

#178 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The Department of Justice and Equality is in the list. Also, send emails to customerservices@justice.ie INIScustomercomplaints@justice.ie I'm trying to complain to them about this scumbag who has this page on Facebook and is charging 30e to get appointments. Try and report this page. As many people as possible. Spread this to whoever you know. We need to fix this!"

#177 Aug. 3, 2018
about: (dev-utils)
"Which kind of Public Service Provider did you choose there? No INIS or GARDA."

#176 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"https://www.ombudsman.ie/making-a-complaint/make-a-complaint/ This is the exact link in case you want to file a complaint about the gnib office"

#175 Aug. 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Guys I have sent an email to the gnib people. There probably won't be a response so I'm going to send this to www.ombudsman.ie. You guys should start doing the same. The more complaints they get, the more seriously they will take this. "I've been trying to book an appointment online for the last few weeks but I'm unable to. Can I walk in some day to have my GNIB renewed? Or else it will expire and I will have trouble at my workplace due to this. I'm not sure if you know this but there's a facebook page that's making money out of this -> https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment/ They are probably using the service layer instead of using the UI and because of this, they get to book their appointments instead of ordinary folk like us. I'll probably have to pay and use their service eventually. Please try and fix this problem or atleast start the old system of queuing up. Atleast we can get our work done instead of trying this awful online appointment system for months. There is no joy in clicking around all day looking for an appointment. There are a lot of people like me who are facing this problem and we will be taking this up further if this falls on deaf ears.""

#174 Aug. 2, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"We make an GNIB and Re-Entry appointment for you. Just communicate with us. https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment"

#173 Aug. 2, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Guys, we can submit and start Petition to the Government about this terrible situation with online appoint,ent system at INIS here: http://petitions.oireachtas.ie/online_petitions.nsf/PetitionForm?openform&type=screening+page&lang=EN&r=0,590722514686809 I am, es Education Agent who lives abroad unavailable to start it because I have to present my address in Dublin. But I can help and consult and share this petition as much as possible. So, if somebody will do it, just put here the link to petition, please."

#172 Aug. 2, 2018
about: (dev-utils)
"To the all previous Authors. In Ireland is official authority - MEI (Marketing English in Ireland). Most of our Schools and Colleges are participants there. So, the best way is complaining every time to Students support at our schools regarding this situation and (!!!) ask them to raise problems at MEI! Just MEI can give good pressure to Government and INIS. As education agent of Irish College I wrote this information to Management team one of my School. Not sure in big progress, but if we all will do it - definitely will get positive result. "

#171 Aug. 2, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It is frustrating to get any appointment related to immigration. Specially when u have to stop all your work and just keep clicking 100 times for one slot that would be available everyday. Can our respective home country embassy help in this to raise our grievance to Ireland Immigration system?"

#170 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Visa Appointments are having stale info. Needs to be updated periodically. "

#169 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, I am not able to book an appointment. Since yesterday slot for 17 September was available and as soon as I was clicking on "Book" button, got 2-3 time captcha screen and ended up with error screen. I tried to book that appointment 100's of time but always ended up with error screen "The appointment you selected is no longer available. Please try again.". Can someone suggest how I can book an appointment? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks "

#168 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Anyone that sent the EU1 Form (join family member) by post, how long did it take to receive the permission letter for the appointment? Thank you."

#167 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Is it possible to make an appointment for Exit Re-entry visa in the same day? sometimes there are appointments available for the same day, but in date choice schedule it not allows you to choose today date. "

#166 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"To previous comment, it is not possible, you have to cancel your appointment before being able to book another."

#165 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Is it possible to book for another appointment in case you find a closer date but you already have appointment then cancel your old appointment?"

#164 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Is it possible to book for another appointment in case you find a closer date but you already have appointment then cancel your old appointment?"

#163 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Logged in at 10 AM and I got my appointment for Sep 19th, the comments and feedback really helped me. Open up multiple pages with the information filled in, I was lucky as I just had to use one page. I repeatedly kept clicking on the fetch appointment button whenever it was available to click. Do not refresh the page after clicking once you have selected a appointment slot, you will eventually go to a confirmation page. In my case the page didnt load completely and was always blank but I eventually ended up getting a confirmation email 10-15 minutes later. Good luck guys..!!"

#162 Aug. 1, 2018
about: (dev-utils)
"To previous feedback. I wrote complain to INIS, I've asked Irisch colleges why they won't complain by using their official authority like MEI, etc. Know you answers? Nothing! They don't pay attention to students difficulties because they are interested just in student's money! Add to this situation - problem with finding properties and you will get the whole image of Irish Education sector. But they are still cheaper choose between other Eng countries, so: no competition=no progress."

#161 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Searching new Online I can't seem to see any negative news about GNIB's appointment tool when reality the old queuing up really seems better than this so called "solution" to the queues . If none of us can get appointments so easily, should we all jointly lodge a formal complaint to them? No guarantee that they will do much about it but at least we should try? "

#160 Aug. 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Does anyone know if we can go to (example) Cork where we do not need to book it in advance and get the GNIB (or IPR) done? or once we have been enrolled in a school in Dublin the process must be done in Dublin?"

#159 July 31, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Everybody in the immigration department knows that there are no appointments, but they just all pass the ball and say 'we cant help, you just have to use the booking system". All the while, knowing perfectly that less than 5-10% of people actually get an appointment, while the rest just risk loosing their residency- just because the immigration department doesnt have its operations together. If you overstay, you risk being a visa defaulter. What can a person do in all this madness..."

#158 July 31, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I have been trying to find an appointment for reentry visa for ages and there is none. I mist say this is an aweful system. We had to stand in queues easier for a whole day bit atleast there was guarantee that I would get the visa. Now, for three months there is no appointment. My brothers wedding is recently decided and I need to go but can't get an appointment. It is horrific! Very disappointing "

#157 July 31, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Nice work Harsh! Much appreciated. Although it's sad to say but I think the previous days of queuing up early mornings was probably better than this. Atleast there was a guarantee that you'd get your work done the same day instead of trying this online form day after day. "

#156 July 31, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"For every one slot that opens, there are hundereds of people trying to book it. It is impossible to get an appointment, since the probablity that anyone gets a slot is so low. I have been trying for more than 2 months and not able to book a single appointment. "

#155 July 30, 2018
about: (dev-utils)
"I think new form more readable that previous one. You need just a time to adopt yourself to new simple form. And special thanks to Author for this site which helps long-term non-EU students too much!"

#154 July 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I would say the previous tabular form of representing data was good, this is much more difficult to read. Obviously it is your page and you are free to modify it, did not quite understand the reason for customising."

#153 July 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Why I cannot see any available date these days? Did they release any?!"

#152 July 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I prefer the former tabular look of the site. Please change it back :-D"

#151 July 27, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"So, here's the COMBO to get your appointment sorted: - Open 3-4 tabs with the INIS registration. - FILL ALL YOUR INFORMATION - Keep it READY TO GO. Check this website everyday at 10am and 14:30. Around 10:10-10:15 ALL THE APPOINTMENTS SHOW UP. You go back to all your open tabs and click SEARCH, they all gonna show up, so you pick one time and one of the tabs gonna work for you. Took me 2 days (; "

#150 July 26, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I think the process has become rigged or hacked somehow. It doesn't matter how quickly I click on an appointment and hit Submit, there's never an appointment available. I note there is a facebook page advertising that it will get an appointment for you. Perhaps that group has something to do with nobody else being able to make an appointment."

#149 July 26, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I've been trying more than a month to make my appointment and no results, I'M FREAKING OUT! WHAT SHOULD I DO????"

#148 July 25, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It shows there are plenty of appointments for visa today, but "today" cannot be selected on the re-entry visa appointment website. Anyone knows if one can pop in for the re-entry visa please? Thanks!"

#147 July 25, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, your website is a godsend! Found an appointment within 2 days. For everyone else trying to get an appointment: 1. Check this website at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as that's when block appointments are released. 2. Get the app connected to this site, it's brilliant and you can check stuff at other hours too. 3. Just keep checking and trying. It's really not that difficult. Also, the appointments released at 2:30 tend to be for the subsequent few days, so keep that in mind. Best of luck!"

#146 July 24, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Waiting for GNIB appointments from more than a month. It would be great if I could get in any ways."

#145 July 24, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I don’t think this app is to book appointment slots to any one on individual behalf, rather it is to provide up to date/ real time info on the slots available at glance. Don't mind me saying this, as I see some comments seeking help in booking slots"

#144 July 24, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I need help to make an appointment in the month of September on 18 Sept specifically. I am trying since the last 15 days daily at 10am and 2:30pm Irish time to get an appointment but the site says appointment not available every time. Can you please book an appointment for me."

#143 July 24, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I have been looking to get a GNIB renewal appointment since more than a month now never able to book even if the slots are available. can you pls help?"

#142 July 23, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I am trying to get an appointment for last 20 days. Please somebody help me. Thank you"

#141 July 23, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This page rocks!!! Just got my GNIB appointment! Thanks for your help! "

#140 July 22, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hey going through the feedbacks I see you were able to get appointments. I do not know how, but trying the dates you provided and the time it did not work. I have been trying for the last 3 weeks with no luck and now I'm left with an expired GNIB Card. Please help"

#139 July 21, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"We make an GNIB and Re-Entry appointment for you. Just communicate with us. https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment"

#138 July 21, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Study Renewal I want to let me know when there is date available. for appointments"

#137 July 20, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hey, very helpful site, much appreciated. Managed to get an appointment for this coming Monday. Thanks loads."

#136 July 20, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi just wondering if there have been any appointments released for the working holiday visa this week as I’ve been trying to get an appointment for a week now. It appears that there were no available appointments today on your page. Has this been a trend lately? Ps great idea, glad I’ve stumbled upon your page early in my search."

#135 July 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
" hi i have been trying to book an appointment for GNIB for over a month now but i cant get any dates please. i would appreciate some help. thank you."

#134 July 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
" hi i have been trying to book an appointment for GNIB for over a month now but i cant get any dates please. i would appreciate some help. thank you."

#133 July 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi I need an appointment in September 1st week can you help me ? I have been trying since 20 days but no luck"

#132 July 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hello, please can you help me get an appointment for (other) it’s been hard I’ve been trying for a month now. "

#131 July 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It was really helpful Thank you so much!!"

#130 July 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Can you please add a section to show the date for which both the GNIB and Multi-Entry visa was open on that day. It will be helpful information as this information. If the slots are booked the date cannot be seen in any link. "

#129 July 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"We make an GNIB and Re-Entry appointment for you. Just communicate with us. https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment"

#128 July 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Well What is the point of this app ?? If we are still unable to book a slot Same on going issue It shows the slots like today there is a slot 18th july 2018 1900 still available but unable to book with a message " The appoinment you select is no longer available" ?????"

#127 July 16, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, Would you please help to book a GNIB renewal appointment for Sep 11 or Sept 12? I have been trying for few weeks now to get a slot but in vain. Many Thanks in advance"

#126 July 16, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I need help to make an appointment in the month of September on 18 Sept specifically. I am trying since the last 15 days daily at 10am and 2:30pm Irish time to get an appointment but the site says appointment not available every time. Can you please book an appointment for me."

#125 July 15, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi ,please am trying to book a gnib appointment for 2 sons since more than 1 week but unfortunately none available please a very request if you can help as really need to travel as my mother is very sick at the moment . Thanking you for your kind consideration .regards Ravi"

#124 July 11, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hello, I will try for the first time this odyssey, Does anyone know if I can make the appointment for my wife with my appointment together? Thank you for your time."

#123 July 10, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi..I am trying to book an appointment for re-entry visa for nearly a month but haven't got any appointments..is their any particular time for it??"

#122 July 10, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I cant make my appointment.Its been since long i am trying,also website is slow too. Kindly help."

#121 July 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Just a bit of advice to all - book any appointment - once you have it, they don't mind whether you had one booked as 'card lost' or 'stamp 1 work permit' - what matters is that you show up on time on the day."

#120 July 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Does anyone else also having a problem in making GNIB appointment in last one month? I have been getting the error page everytime"

#119 July 6, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"am also interested in the question of #112 because the choices seems confusing can anyone pls help? "If I am married to an Irish Citizen and have a Stamp 4, what Category and Sub-Category do I belong in? ""

#118 July 5, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I can't make my appointment, I'm tired..."

#117 June 29, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Actually i attend my first appointment for GNIB card and ut was successful but its 2 weeks now my GNIB catd did not arrived thats why i m worry if you know the time can you please let me know how long after GNIB card arrived first time appointment?Thanks"

#116 June 28, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"We make an GNIB and Re-Entry appointment for you. Just communicate with us. https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment/"

#115 June 28, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi ihad appointment waiting for my Gnib card its 2 weeks today but did not arrive can any one tell me about it whats a time scale for it?thanks"

#114 June 27, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I have been trying to make renew my application but everytime I try to it tells me " There was a problem completing the action. If you were creating a new appointment your booking has NOT been confirmed". Please try again later. "

#113 June 26, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"If I lost my passport with the stamp 1 in it, will i need to go get a new stamp in it, even though I have my residency card? Thanks much for the website"

#112 June 20, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"If I am married to an Irish Citizen and have a Stamp 4, what Category and Sub-Category do I belong in? "

#111 June 20, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Nice work. "

#110 June 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"We make an GNIB and Re-Entry appointment for you. Just communicate with us. https://www.facebook.com/gnibandvisaappointment/"

#109 June 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi i have saved my preference dates still i am not getting notifications?"

#108 June 16, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh! Is statement under comment # 104 true?! Thanks."
reply: I don't know/can't say because nothing is mentioned officially. You could ask someone who has done this, and whether it was accepted.

#107 June 15, 2018
about: None (dev-utils)
"I love what you’re doing, I only found out about this today. It’s been three weeks now and I’ve been looking for an appointment and I have no luck☹️"
reply: Thank you, I hope you find one soon.

#106 June 11, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, my gnib appointment date is july4th, can i book appointment for multientry visa for the next day, without having gnib card.?"
reply: Yes, you only need the stamp in your passport.

#105 June 11, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"#104 on June 6, 2018 "in case you are unable to find specific appointment, you can pick available appointment from other category." Is this for real? I dont think so."
reply: I don't know

#104 June 6, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"in case you are unable to find specific appointment, you can pick available appointment from other category."
reply: I don't know how accurate this is, given that it isn't mentioned on the website or any circular.

#103 June 6, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"You should capture the timestamps on when appointments are released for Re Entry Visas / GNIB appointments. Just visualising it and sending people reminders like "there is 90% chance a slot will open in next 5 minutes" would be awesome! I am trying to book reentry visa appointment but I do not know what time they are released to be prepared to book them. If you can share data on when they have been released historically, that would be helpful"
reply: That is a good idea, but appointments are not released uniformly. In addition, sometimes appointments are canceled at any time.

#102 June 5, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hey Harsh, you are a genius and this is a real life saver! Today after a wait of 10 months my husband finally received his permission letter and your script helped us to book an appt in 49 days, maybe we will manage the summer holidays now! Longlife to IT brains!"
reply: Thank you

#101 June 1, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Useful but sometimes the slots shown here are not appearing in the actual applications. Not always matching.."
reply: Maybe they are booked or are no longer available

#100 May 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Brilliant initiative. Makes the whole GNIB & VISA process much easier and painless now. Thank you very much. Much appreciated."
reply: Thank you

#99 May 22, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Download the gnib/visa appointment app it’s essirr you can get an appointment in less than 5mins thank me later"
reply: It surely is more convenient

#98 May 20, 2018
about: books (hobbies-books)
"which book is better; your surely joking , mr feyman or Do android dream of electric sheep"
reply: Better in terms of what? What is the criteria here? Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman (SYJMF) is a non-fiction book, a collection of short stories which are essentially memories or recollections by the acclaimed nobel-winner physicist Feynman. On the other hand, Do Android's dream of Electric Sheep (DADES) is a short science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick, and is the basis of the film Blade Runner. In terms of which is a better book, as literature, SYJMF is much better. However, it is not fiction. So if you like fiction, perhaps, DADES is a better choice? On the other hand, Philip K Dick has a weird (different) style of writing and his books are often bizzare (though wonderful). Have you read any of his other works? Did you like them? Do you like science fiction? Then maybe you would like it too.

#97 May 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thanks a lot. Some nice piece of code you have put together. It might be a small project but has definitely helped a large number of people. I would like to say a big thank you as I just returned from my appointment today. Thank you. Splendid work!! Regards Ismail A."
reply: Thank you

#96 May 17, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I am on Work permit and I have a dependent. I was not able to get an appointment before our GNIB expiry date. However I was able to book an appointment in category Other-Join family member with my dependent details before the GNIB expiry date. Also mentioned that this is a family application. Will that help in renewing both of our GNIBs. Any ideas?"
reply: I don't know, sorry.

#95 May 16, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh, the telegram BOT does not seem to work. I do not receive any notifications even though I can see it on your site."
reply: I know, still working on it.

#94 May 16, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, I was just going through the website. You can have the multi entry visa even on the same day post having the GNIB stamped. The IRP card is not mandate however, good to have for the Reentry Visa appointment ."
reply: Thank you for answering the query

#93 May 15, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hey, I have my GNIB appointment for June 1st. Can I book my Multiple Visa appointment for June 5? I know GNIB card will take some time to come, but is it mandatory to have the card or I can have multiple visa appointment once GNIB appointment is done? Please help"
reply: The reply above yours answers this query

#92 May 14, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Harsh, This is great help, thanks. Is it possible to do something similar for Schengen visa available status from different Schengen countries?"
reply: Depends. If they require you to fill captcha then no. Otherwise I can assume yes.

#91 May 13, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you *so* much for this site and the bot. I was beginning to think I would never get an appointment. This has rendered what seemed a hopelessly inefficient system at least manageable."
reply: Thank you

#90 May 10, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I wonder if somebody here wants to cancel their permission letter appointment so i can get the slot. I really need to register before June 15. Im so worried that theres no available dates. Please help me."
reply: That's an odd request?

#89 May 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi im experiencing the same error. Im so worried i need to have an appointment before june 15. I hope someone could help me"
reply: Hope this was resolved.

#88 May 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
""Hi is anyone else getting a "The appointment you selected is no longer available. Please try again." error? I have been getting this for hours now - the same appointment options are there, but it won't let me book the appointment" Any work around?"
reply: None that I am aware of

#87 May 9, 2018
about: GNIB & VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"For Mutientry individual booking web page is showing availability for todays' date(9th of may) for hours but cannot select it on website. any pointers. Am I missing something"
reply: I don't think it's an error on my part. The dates are retrieved from the immigration website.

#86 May 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi. I cannot book an appointment. I hope I can get a slot before June 15 as it is the expiry of my stamp. Im so worried. I cancelled my appointment yesterday and I cannot book anymore. I hope it will work today."
reply: Hope this was resolved.

#85 May 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hello! Thanks for this. It really helps :) I'm trying to book my time slot for the individual multi reentry visa, and I cick on the links above. However on the INIS site there is no availability. I'm sure all the slots won't be taken already. I've tried today at 5am and at 8:15am. There there something you can help with? Thanks!"
reply: No, I don't think so, Sorry! You can try around 10:00 or 14:00, perhaps that has a better chance of new appointments opening?

#84 May 8, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, I have been trying to book an appointment for re entry visa for the end of May but I can not select any date at all even until July month. Any idea what is happening here? Your feedback will be really appreciated. Thank you so much."
reply: I think the appointments are getting booked quite quickly since a large number of people are looking for one.

#83 May 8, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, does anyone know if you cancel an appointment, will the system allow you to book one straight after? We booked an appointment in advance hoping that we will get the letter but that may not happen, the system will not allow us to book another appointment until after the one we have booked has taken place or been cancelled."
reply: Yes, once you cancel an appointment, you can book another one.

#82 May 8, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi is anyone else getting a "The appointment you selected is no longer available. Please try again." error? I have been getting this for hours now - the same appointment options are there, but it won't let me book the appointment"
reply: Could be an error on the site or maybe the appointment was already booked?

#81 May 8, 2018
about: Appointment notifications using Telegram app (dev-project)
"You have a life saver man !! I was about to cancel my trip which is due in less than 2 weeks but this page helped me book the re-entry appointment. Cannot thank you enough. keep up the good work!"
reply: Thank you.

#80 May 7, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"HI . I WAS JUST GOING THROUGH THIS PAGE. I AM TRYING TO GET AN APPOINTMENT FOR JULY 3RD. IS THERE BY ANY CHANCE WE CAN GET IT."
reply: If it is shown as free/available, then sure.

#79 May 5, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This is very helpful, good work Harsh."
reply: Thank you

#78 May 4, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you for this. I have been doing the refresh and hope for almost a month now. Between this page and the telegram bot I am thrilled to not have to do that any more"
reply: Thank you

#77 May 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Awesome man. By the way, your personal blogs are interesting. Way to go. Keep writing."
reply: Thank you

#76 May 3, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, thank you for this website. I have tried clicking on the available date and time on here which directs me to the GNOB website to make the booking. However, each time I complete the details, the appointment is no longer available even though it still shows as available here. Any idea what am doing wrong?"
reply: Thank you. I don't think you're doing anything wrong. Sometimes, the time is shown as available here even though the actual form doesn't have it or someone else may be booking it at that moment.

#75 May 2, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I cancelled a visa appointment, that time slot is available again immediately."
reply: Thanks for letting me know

#74 April 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I will be applying for a stamp 4 to join my irish spouse. Do you know what documents I have to bring to the appointment?"
reply: I can only suggest following the official guidelines for Stamp 4

#73 April 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thanks so much. This was very helpful."
reply: Thank you

#72 April 27, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi,thanx for creating this app,haven't used it yet but feedbacks are positive.Is it possible to apply for a re entry visa while waiting for the gnib card and all you have is just a stamp on your passport?"
reply: Yes, you can apply for a visa if you have the stamp on passport.

#71 April 25, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"First, thank you for the incredible app, saves a lot of time & effort. Yesterday when I tried to book an appointment, it showed the date is no longer available on GNIB website, I tried multiple ways but it kept failing. Any idea why it can happen ? Thank you"
reply: Thank you. This seems like an error on their server.

#70 April 23, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"As a super lazy a** and a HCI maniac, I'd suggest that you add a link to the appointment booking page for both GNIB and re-entry on the date/time slots labels:)"
reply: I did not get the HCI aspect of this, but all the appointment timings are linked to their respective booking pages. So whenever there is an available time slot, clicking it should take you to the correct page.

#69 April 21, 2018
about: None (dev-utils)
"Gnib bot isn’t working on telegram... or receiving any alerts"
reply: I'm aware of this issue, and am trying to fix it

#68 April 20, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you for this tool , it helps to keep track of appointments. The basic thinking is Irish Government fails completely to entertain number of appointments everyday, and that's why we need other tools to solve these problems. With this website and other few like this, we land to another problem where average time to book an appointment is less than 5 seconds. It doesn't make sense for me. I really want this problem to be sorted out by Irish Government."
reply: Thank you, and I am sure they are aware of this issue.

#67 April 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsha; appreciate your great work and this app is very helpful. May I ask if you can advise me in regards to my GNIB appointment... I am currently on stamp 3 from 4 years and now I am eligible to apply for Stamp 4 ( as my new born is Irish citizen). in this case I am not sure which category I need to select ....Work ( new/ renewal) or any other category?! We are trying to book the appointment slot since last 2 weeks, but no luck! Your advise here is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Sashi"
reply: I'm sorry I cannot help you as I do not know the technicalities of how this would work. I'd suggest to keep checking, that's all one can do.

#66 April 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This app is very useful. I used this App to book my appointments twice and I need to book again and I will definitely use this again. I shared this to many of my friends and they are really thankful to me but all credit goes to Mr. Harsha. Thank you for marking our lives simpler in regards to GNIB appointments. As a fellow Indian, I feel proud about you."
reply: Thank you.

#65 April 17, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The website does a great job. But I havent been able to book GNIB card appointment for last 2 weeks inspite of spending hours on the website trying to book dates for April. The old system was much better. I have business meeting in UK and cant travel because of this lazy process to get GNIB card then wait again for Multientry..."
reply: Thank you. This is why these days one has to look for appointments months in advance.

#64 April 14, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hello(: thanknyou for this incredible website. It makes this process so comfortable! I als wanted to ask a question, I've been looking for an appointment for about a week, but all the appointment s are for the end of May and now for the beginning of June, and I need one for the end of April or the beginning of May tops. From your experience, are they likely to release appointment s to these dates or from now on it will be only for June ? (I need it for work) thank you so much !"
reply: The only way you will get appointments is if someone cancels them. You can also post your documents if no appointments are available.

#63 April 13, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh.. Have been trying to book an appointment for a week now. Can you help book automatically when there is availability :) thx"
reply: No, doing so can hamper others who are trying to book appointments. Also, if something goes wrong in the automated process, one could land in trouble (wrong data, incorrect submission etc.) Therefore, it is better to book the appointment from the official website.

#62 April 11, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"About the appointment cancelation be available immediately, it takes a while. I cancelled my appointment on May 29th @ 20:00 and it took around 1 hour to appear. I didn’t refresh every second. But for sure it was not immediatly."
reply: Thank you for this information.

#61 April 9, 2018
about: Whatsapp Web is retarded (blog)
"The pitfalls you mentioned are necessary as part of the end to end encryption scheme. The browser isn't sending messages by itself. It just forwards the messages to the phone which then sends it ahead. This is necessary else the messages would need to stored on a central server which would render the encryption useless."
reply: I do not agree with this reasoning. This would be valid only if there was a websocket connection between the browser and the phone without any other entity in between, which is not the case. Both the browser and the phone connect to Whatsapp servers to download the messages.

#60 April 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It seems chat bot on Telegram is not working - I don't see the notifications coming. Thanks."
reply: I'm aware of the issue, but am currently busy with work. This will certainly be sorted soon though.

#59 April 5, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, If someone cancels an GNIB appointment does it immediately appear for everyone as available."
reply: I don't know about this. Someone can test this by canceling an appointment and checking if it is added to the available appointments immediately or after some time.

#58 April 5, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you very much for your web. it is really helpful and much much better than the GNIB official web."
reply: Thank you : )

#57 March 30, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"The date 18 is at 9 hr, this one is in error, Could check what's happening."
reply: Thanks for the feedback. I think the incorrect dates were coming from GNIB server, since this utility simply displays them.

#56 March 29, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Your website is better than the official INIS site.. Thanks!"
reply: Thank you : )

#55 March 29, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hello, Harsh! Looks like the service doesn't update the info for the second day in a row. It is stuck at "Last updated: 16:42""
reply: Hi, thanks for noticing this. I've fixed it now.

#54 March 26, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh, is there no app for Re-entry visa appointments? :) Thanks"
reply: The re-entry appointments are in the 'Visa Appointments' section. I do not know about apps, but the Telegram method linked to this page can show visa appointments.

#53 March 23, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh, In multi entry appointment it is showing slots for 16th Mar on 23rd Mar. I am not sure whether its error on GNIB DB or some fix req in coding. Individual 16/03/2018 09:30 AM 16/04/2018 11:30 AM Family 16/03/2018 09:30 AM Regards, Sahil"
reply: Thanks Sahil. I just display the information pulled from their servers. So this was an error on their side. Perhaps I should filter dates earlier than today to remove such occurrences in the future.

#52 March 23, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This site has relieved me from the hassle of finding the appointments. Great Work!!!!"
reply: Thank you : )

#51 March 23, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"great work"
reply: Thank you : )

#50 March 20, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This is a very useful website.. I would say better than the official.. At a glance we will know all the available slots. I started using the app and it helps me to find the slot in just one day... I will recommend the app to my friends and family.. you did a great Job.. U r amazing !!!!"
reply: Thank you : )

#49 March 14, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I received my IRP card and i want to apply for multiple entry visa. Which option should i select now for taking appointment ? Please help."
reply: You should book another appointment for the visa. If you are single/alone then Individual, if your visa would be a family visa, then choose that option. Hope this helps.

#48 March 10, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Great site. I was trying to get an appointment but could not find any for around a week. I called the office but no on responded. Then I came to know about this site and it was a great help. Thanks to the people who thought about creating this site. Many Thanks :-)"
reply: Thank you : )

#47 March 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Amazing!! This is going to help me so much. Getting an appointment seems impossible!"
reply: Thank you : )

#46 March 9, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you so much for creating this page.."
reply: Thanks : )

#45 March 7, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Very much appreciated for this solution."
reply: Thank you :)

#44 March 4, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi you are a great help.I need an appointment for my multi entry visa before march.I am searching it for last one week.Is there any specific time that the appointment comes up.One more thing,usually when i look for appointment slot they show it at the end that everything in red should be finished.I conformed my details,still it is showing it."
reply: The appointments usually come up at 10:00 and 14:00. Form errors indicate that you haven't filled in something correctly. You can ask someone who is present physically to take a look at the form and see what's the error. Hope this helps.

#43 Feb. 22, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Maybe use red for 'No appointments' so its grabs your eye immediately. Unsuccessfully trying since last week for a New Study appointment. I need it before the 31st of March :("
reply: New appointments are added everyday so you should keep an eye out for them. People also cancel their appointments. If you have Android, you can take a look at the apps (see top of page) to get notifications.

#42 Feb. 22, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This site is a life saver. Without it I would be lost."
reply: Thank you : )

#41 Feb. 19, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Well done! :) Helps a lot.... It would also be great to have the re-entry visa app, or chrome extension that might be downloaded. Most of us don't have advance IT skills :D Best!"
reply: Hi, I have a chrome extension that fills out forms and shows appointments. If you are on Android, you can check for apps that have notifications (see top of page).

#40 Feb. 14, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"I'm trying to open the website to do online appointment for reentry visa.I don't know what to do.I'm so worried.canny pls help me.tnx"
reply: You enter your details in to the form and then select an appointment date at the end of the form.

#39 Feb. 12, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, may I know how can I choose the specific date I want instead of the closest date as of that day? the calendar is not response. I would like to make an appointment on April."
reply: The calendar on their website will only show the dates where appointments are available, and you can select appointments only on those days.

#38 Feb. 8, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This is a great website. I appreciate the effort you took to made this to ease out our struggle of finding the appointments :)"
reply: Thank you!

#37 Jan. 18, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This is an extremely useful site. appreciate the time you took to make this and maintain it."
reply: Thank you : )

#36 Jan. 2, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh, Thanks for creating this. It's very helpful. Do you know what is the best time to search for Visa appointment (when it refreshes the list of appointments for a day)? Thanks, Ravi"
reply: Hi Ravi, I think new appointments are added at 10am or 2pm, but I have not found any consistency.

#35 Jan. 2, 2018
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Harsh, this information is very useful. I still have a question. While trying for GNIB appointment in the past 2.5 months, I could not get any and 18th Dec only I luckily found an appointment for 1st Feb. But GNIB expiry date is 2 weeks before that. What is the process now?"
reply: GNIB appointments get filled up fast due to limited appointments and a large number of applicants. You can renew your GNIB upto 10 weeks before the expiry date - see link.

#34 Dec. 13, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Harsh, Does GNIB appointments cover only individual ones or 'Family' as well? Asking since its not explicitly mentioned like in Multi-entry results. Cheers!"
reply: Hi, there's a field for Family Application on the appointment form which you should use.

#33 Dec. 12, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"It really saves times and very very useful :):) Great Job !"
reply: Thank you : )

#32 Dec. 12, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harsh, Firstly lovely initiative building this website. I was looking for some appointments and simultaneously refreshing the Multi entry visa appointment page. I was able to find 4 appointments for a single day on the main portal whereas the utility was showing no results. (Refreshed it 2-3 times too). Might be a bug. Wanted to let you know. Cheers!"
reply: You're right, sometimes there is a discrepancy in the appointments as this is only updated periodically. However, in this case, there was an error with the way the Visa appointments were being retrieved. Hopefully that's fixed now. Thanks!

#31 Dec. 11, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, This site has been very helpful to me. I just want to bring to your notice on a issue with Re-entry visa appointment list. Sometimes, i have seen that the website shows there is no visa appointments available. But if i go the re-entry visa website, there would be availability for one or two dates. I have got my appointment by this parallel search. Just do not want your website to be mis-guide end users and create -ve opinion, as so far it has been helpful for each and everyone of us."
reply: You're correct there. There was an error with the way the Visa appointments were being retrieved. Hopefully that's fixed now. Thanks!

#30 Dec. 11, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Time to update~ it's now GNIB to IRP :) Thanks for building this site, it's fantastic."
reply: Thank you : ) I think I'll continue keeping the name as GNIB for now.

#29 Dec. 4, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Thanks this is a nice way to help people. Appreciate all your help. Does Visa Appointment works? I was not able to see any time slots for Visa Appointment for last 2 weeks. May be I missed."
reply: There was an error with the way the Visa appointments were being retrieved. Hopefully that's fixed now. Thanks!

#28 Nov. 28, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This app is awesome..Thank you soo much..you are a savior :)"
reply: Thank you : )

#27 Nov. 28, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Firstly, Thanks for the Good Work and effort you have put in. It is really helpful and saves a lot of time. Great Job !!! Much Appreciated !!!!!"
reply: Thank you : )

#26 Nov. 28, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi.. This is a fantastic idea and implementation. Great job!. Just one query, why is the last updated time shown past the current time? like right now the time is 9am and the last updated is 9:10 on your page. Also data logging for this site is very useful. Glad someone suggested and you are implementing it. Thanks"
reply: Thanks for pointing that out. The clock on the server was set ~10mins ahead, which is why you saw the time difference.

#25 Nov. 22, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"A big thank you! This site is super useful especially for international students who just arrived Ireland for the first time, you have no idea how much time and energy is saved by using your site to search and book the appointment!"
reply: Thank you : )

#24 Nov. 21, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, Thanks very much for your webpage - this is very useful! I would like to add one small point. Maybe you could plot out the number of appointments available and when they come out over time? That way, we will know what are the best times to look for appointments. This would also tell us if there have been any open appointments in the last few days/hours/months. I come to your page every few hours and see there are no appointments, but have no idea if there have been no appointments at all open during that time or it is just that I have missed the timing. I hope you get what I mean!"
reply: That's a (very) good idea. I've started logging this data, and hopefully, will publish it once I have a large enough dataset.

#23 Nov. 18, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Really very useful...Awesome..not enough works to thank you..."
reply: Thank you : ) Glad to be of help.

#22 Nov. 14, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"2 apps that I know - 'GNIB - Ireland' and 'Ireland Useful'. Thanks."
reply: Thank you : )

#21 Nov. 14, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"This is brilliant. I was going crazy checking the reentry visa appointments page and this has helped me so much!!. Keep up the good work."
reply: Thank you : )

#20 Nov. 13, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"Great help for someone struggling to find an appointment. Congrats bro and many thanks!! It would be further helpful if for GNIB appointments, you can add detail if available slot is for 'Renewal' case or for 'New GNIB' case. I am assuming that it's technically feasible as there are couple of apps that do it. Thanks again!!"
reply: Thank you, I'll try to incorporate those slots if I can. Can you let me know what apps show GNIB appointment times?

#19 Nov. 13, 2017
about: GNIB &amp; VISA Appointments (dev-utils)
"As per your website, work appointments are available, whereas when I am trying to book, the dates are freezed. Pls help me in letting me know how can I book the appointment"
reply: Hi, sometimes the appointment has already been booked by someone else by the time you view it here. This is because the appointments are refreshed every 15mins. In other cases, I merely reflect the times shown on the GNIB website, so it could be an issue with their system as well.

#18 Nov. 10, 2017
about: Only a kiss (poems)
"The picture has unreal and beautiful colours."
reply: Thank you : )

#17 Nov. 10, 2017
about: Zia's Film Prefereti (hobbies-movies)
"And since there is no list of series, that btw you should defo have, here the other suggestions - Northern Exposure (after this, you won't be the same) - Fringe - IT Crowd (you already did watch this I think) - Sense 8 (differing and contrasting feeling about this, but, there is a but.)"
reply: I'll have a TV series list soon as well.

#16 Nov. 10, 2017
about: Zia's Film Prefereti (hobbies-movies)
"You should add also: Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Trainspotting, Francis, Blade Runner, Dott. Stranamore, Dogville, Into the wild, A ghost"
reply: Done!

#15 Nov. 7, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Excellent idea but it would be good if you print the date\time of the last refresh time."
reply: Done! Now it shows the last refresh time. Thank you for your suggestion.

#14 Nov. 1, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"great job bro. This will be a great help for the people looking for GNIB appointments. AWESOME"
reply: Thank you : )

#13 Oct. 31, 2017
about: bratislava (blog)
"Good writing. Nice pictures."
reply: Thank you : )

#12 Oct. 27, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"My friend, I do not have any words to say how useful your utility is. To me, your utility (GNIB appointment/visa appointment availability) has simplified my task of going to the INIS website every time to look for an appointment. Very user friendly and simple to use. I've also read your blogs, very useful. Once again, many thanks!"
reply: Thank you for your kind words : )

#11 Oct. 26, 2017
about: undercurrents of a soul (stories)
"(Just re-sending my previous message as I didnt prrofread it before I sent you) This fact you wrote on'Undercurrents-of-a-soul' almost moved me to tears. For some people, life is not just fair. Not every homeless person we see on raods, has become so due to their drug related issues.They might have a horrendous story to share only if one has time and will to sit and talk to them over a beer/meal right at the pedestrian path. I did that once and I am very proud I made that decision to do so. That honest smile and warmth he gives, when I meet him every time is incomparable to any other shallow snow-flake type smile my opportunistic colleague gives me at workplace. Talking to them makes me always realize how silly and unimportant my first world issues are. Sometimes people lose the basics of being a caring soul and rather ending up being a greedy,jealous,angry,snobbish souls. You are a beautiful soul Harsh, just like your face. You always gave me a great impression about you. You are just filled to brim with artistic talent and curiosity. Hope you atleast made it to watch one Pedro Almodóvar's works recently. Good Luck Anonymous"
reply:

Thank you for these very kind and genuine words of your heart.

Sometimes people lose the basics of being a caring soul and rather ending up being a greedy,jealous,angry,snobbish souls. - I completely agree with this. Sometimes we end up thinking and focusing too much on ourselves and lose sense of the world.

Your words will always stay in my mind for being one of the most beautiful things someone has said to me. Thank you : )


#10 Oct. 26, 2017
about: undercurrents of a soul (stories)
"This fact on you wrote on'Undercurrents-of-a-soul' almost moved me to tears. For some people, life is not just fair. Not every homeless person has become so due to their drug related issues.They might have a horrendous story to share only if one has time and will to sit and talk to them over a beer/meal right at the pedestrian path. I did that once and I am very proud I made that decision to do so. That honest smile and warmth he gives, when I meet them again is incomparable to any other shallow snow-flake type smile your opportunistic colleague gives at my workplace. Talking to them make you realize how silly and unimportant my first world issues are. Sometimes people lose the basics of being a caring soul than ending up being a greedy,jealous,angry,snobbish souls. You are a beautiful soul Harsh, just like your face. You always gave me a great impression about you. You are just filled to brim with artistic talent and curiosity. Hope you atleast made it to watch one Pedro Almodóvar recently. Good Luck Anonymous"
reply: Thank you : ) I'll reply to the message after this.

#9 Oct. 26, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi Harshvardhan, Hats off for creating this. This has saved my time instead entering the details each time to check the slots. I just thought if you can do some email alerting mechanism if any slots are open in the category we want."
reply: Thank you : ) The email alert / text / mobile app is on my mind and I'll be creating them as time permits.

#8 Oct. 25, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you for attempting this!! It is very helpful as an addition to the GNIB appointment page."
reply: You're welcome and thank you : )

#7 Oct. 24, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi, Is there any possibility of getting notifications while the new datea gets updates especially for study visa option which will be a brilliant idea and also make easy for students to find dates?"
reply: Yes, it could be possible if you keep a service running to check for appointments and then send an email or a text. I'm also looking to make a mobile app to check this in the future as time permits.

#6 Oct. 22, 2017
about: undercurrents of a soul (stories)
"Hi Harsh, I loved reading your blog, "undercurrents of a soul". Honestly, being an avid reader, I could actually connect to your words. But there is still a critic in me. I hope you don't mind. Your stories have an essence, but it lacks a structure. One can tell you are a budding writer, the story doesn't flow from one para to the other. Structure your story, make it in STAR Format. Teeny tiny grammatical and punctuation errors... No offense intended, just a suggestion. :) Regards, Ann"
reply: Hi Ann, thank you for your kind words. I agree that I have a lot to learn, especially about writing. I do not know about the STAR format, is the same as the one about job interviews? If so, I do not think it will fit my writing well because I try to write unstructured. However, what I need is good editing, which I've decided to do onwards. I've just finished the book 'On Writing', and hopefully it has positive impacts on me. Thanks again, and cheers.

#5 Oct. 22, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"At last a good initiative and very helpful to every one who uses GNIB slot system"
reply: Thank you : )

#4 Oct. 20, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Great website!"
reply: Thank you : )

#3 Oct. 3, 2017
about: undercurrents of a soul (stories)
"Why only dark?"
reply:

There's more 'light' or 'cheerful' stuff if you like. Such as The Magic Ring, Box of happiness, Do cup chai, Behind the veil, and carrying roses.


#2 Sept. 11, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Hi there, First thank you for this website, is really handy. It seems now, that your script is not working anymore. Right now it shows some appointments but when I go to the GNIB website I don't see them."
reply: The script updates the appointment every 15mins. Maybe someone already booked the selected appointment in time between.

#1 Sept. 1, 2017
about: gnib-appointments (dev-utils)
"Thank you! Python script is very helpful. I'd add emailing / texting capability to run it as a cron job to automatically inform on new slots availability"
reply: Glad to be of help : ) If you wish, you can add your utilities to the project too. Maybe someone somewhere finds that useful.