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High Court quashes permanent residence card refusal for Sinnott Solicitor’s client

Sinnott Solicitors are delighted to report that the High Court last week overturned a decision of the Minister for Justice to refuse a Permanent Residence Card to our client in the case of N.K and A.R v Minister for Justice 2020.195.JR.  The Judgment we submit is an important precedent in a case which involved marriage [...]

2022-05-18T08:33:59+00:00May 18th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Extension of 5-year multiple-entry short-stay visa

The Minister for Justice, Ms Helen McEntee, has announced that the Department of Justice is extending the five-year multiple-entry short-stay visa option to all visa-required countries.  This means that persons who are applying for a short-stay visa to Ireland, for example, to visit family or for business purposes, can now apply for a multiple-entry short-stay [...]

2022-05-03T09:43:55+00:00April 25th, 2022|Visa Applications|

New Application Forms for EU Treaty Rights Applications

The Department of Justice have introduced new application forms for non-EEA nationals applying for residence permission in Ireland under the EU Treaty Rights Directive (2004-38-EC). The Department has confirmed that they will continue to accept applications submitted on the old application forms until the 30th of April 2022 (latest post mark 29th of April 2022). [...]

2022-04-21T10:05:51+00:00April 21st, 2022|EU Treaty Rights|

Temporary Protection Directive for Ukrainians

IRELAND ACTIVATES THE EU TEMPORARY PROTECTION DIRECTIVE FOR PERSONS FLEEING WAR IN UKRAINE The European Union Temporary Protection Directive (2001/55 EC) which allows Ukrainian nationals, their family members and certain other non-EEA nationals to apply for temporary protection in Ireland has now commenced. Who is eligible to avail of Temporary Protection in Ireland? The following [...]

2022-03-11T16:15:59+00:00March 11th, 2022|Latest News|

New Irish Residence Permit Card

The Department of Justice have announced the introduction of a new form of the Irish Residence Permit (IRP Card) valid from the 1st of March 2022. IRP Cards are issued to non-EEA nationals who are registered with the Irish immigration authorities as living, working, studying in Ireland. The new version of the IRP Card includes [...]

2022-03-02T17:33:50+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Latest News|

Irish Visas and Irish Passport Applications from Russia

Following the visa waiver announced by the Irish Department of Justice last week for Ukrainian citizens, our immigration team has received a substantial number of queries from Russian citizens and non-EEA national persons residing in Russia seeking to apply for visas to travel to Ireland. Examples include spouses of Irish citizens seeking to obtain Long [...]

2022-03-02T17:32:29+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Latest News|

Irish visa waiver for Ukraine Citizens

The Irish government has announced that Ukraine nationals will no longer require a visa in order to enter the Irish State. Ordinarily Ukrainian nationals travelling to Ireland are required to obtain pre-entry clearance by way of an Irish visa in order to enter the State however in light of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, [...]

2022-02-25T10:07:58+00:00February 25th, 2022|Latest News|

Extension of Afghan Admission Programme

The Immigration Service Delivery of the Department of Justice has announced that the closing date for applications pursuant to the Afghan Admission Program has been extended to the 11th March of 2022. Previously the scheme had been scheduled to close on the 24th of February 2022 however due to a lack of clarity on some [...]

2022-02-25T10:04:42+00:00February 25th, 2022|Latest News|

Plans in place to clear employment permit processing delays & backlog

It is well known that all sectors in the Irish labour market are acutely affected by the chronic labour shortage presently being experienced in the country. Employers are struggling to fill positions which is having a severe impact on a huge number of businesses at present. Many employers who cannot fill positions with non-Irish or [...]

2022-02-14T19:04:18+00:00February 14th, 2022|Employment Law|

Scheme to regularise undocumented migrants open for international protection applicants

The scheme to regularise undocumented migrants in Ireland is now open to International Protection applicants. Applications can be submitted from the 7th of February to the 7th of August 2022.  Who qualifies for the scheme as an International Protection Applicant Persons who have been resident in the State for a minimum of two years prior [...]

2022-02-09T09:15:51+00:00February 9th, 2022|Undocumented Migrants|
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