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What Happens After Being Granted a Certificate of Naturalisation

The 29th of April 2019 was an important day for 2400 individuals from over 90 countries who were granted certificates of Irish Naturalisation thus becoming Irish citizens. Sinnott Solicitors were well represented at the ceremony, with a large number of our clients becoming Irish citizens on this date. The grant of Irish citizenship is a [...]

2019-06-27T11:48:10+00:00May 24th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

The Latest News on Immigration cases from the High Court

The High Court has held that Legislation does not require that a sponsor in a family reunification application must be the natural parent of a child The High Court recently granted judicial review of a decision  refusing an application for family reunification in the case of X v The Minister for Justice and Equality (2019) [...]

2019-06-27T11:50:21+00:00May 21st, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Regulation on Public Documents (Regulation 2016/1191)

Under the new Regulation on Public Documents there is no need for certified and notarised translations of certain public documents issued by EU member states. The Regulation on Public Documents (Regulation 2016/1191), which was enacted on the 6 July 2016 was officially implemented in all EU member states from the 16th of February 2019. The [...]

2019-06-27T13:47:26+00:00March 20th, 2019|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Regulation on Public Documents (Regulation 2016/1191)

EU Treaty Rights in The Case of A No-Deal Brexit

The Irish Immigration and Naturalisation Service has just issued a note on how Non- EEA British citizens will be restricted from having their family members join them in Ireland in the case of a no deal Brexit.   Arrangements are being put in place for non-EU/EEA family members of UK citizens who have been exercising [...]

2019-06-27T13:49:20+00:00March 20th, 2019|Immigration Law|Comments Off on EU Treaty Rights in The Case of A No-Deal Brexit

Changes To Dependant Spouse/Partner Employment Permit System

Sinnott Solicitors are delighted to confirm that this morning the 6th of March 2019, the Minster for Business Enterprise and Innovation along with the Minister for Justice and Equality announced changes to the Dependant Spouse Employment Permit System for spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders.   In a much welcomed change to [...]

2019-06-27T13:53:50+00:00March 7th, 2019|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Changes To Dependant Spouse/Partner Employment Permit System

Citizenship – The Six Week Rule

An update on the draconian Six Week Rule from Sinnott Solicitors A number of our clients have faced difficulties with their citizenship/ naturalisation applications because they have been absent from the State for more than Six weeks.   According to the Citizenship Section of the Department of Justice, the last year spent in Ireland prior [...]

2019-06-27T13:55:27+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Citizenship – The Six Week Rule

Working Holiday Authorisation

Sinnott Solicitors have seen a rise in queries in recent times regarding Working Holiday Visas – What are they? Who can apply for them? Can a person apply for an employment permit whilst living in Ireland on a Working Holiday Authorisation?   In this article we will address some of the queries which we frequently [...]

2019-06-27T13:58:03+00:00February 10th, 2019|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Working Holiday Authorisation

Stamp 4 Support Letters – Important Update

Critical Skills Employment Permits for highly skilled workers in Ireland are issued for a period of two years. Unlike General Employment Permits where a renewal application must be submitted to the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) in order to continue in employment, Critical Skills Employment Permits holders are instead entitled to apply for [...]

2019-06-27T13:59:03+00:00December 20th, 2018|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Stamp 4 Support Letters – Important Update

Van Der Elst Work Transfers

Following on our recent article regarding the Atypical Working Scheme, this article will focus on another less utilised or known about employment scheme – Van Der Elst Work Transfers. The Van Der Elst Work Transfer permission arose following a ruling of the European Court of Justice delivered on the 9th of August 1994 in the [...]

2019-06-27T14:00:23+00:00December 20th, 2018|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Van Der Elst Work Transfers

Stamp 4 Support Letters and Critical Skills Employment Permits

Critical Skills Employment Permits for highly skilled workers in Ireland are issued for a period of two years. Unlike General Employment Permits where a renewal application must be submitted to the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) in order to continue in employment, Critical Skills Employment Permits holders are instead entitled to apply for [...]

2019-08-14T14:40:18+00:00December 20th, 2018|Immigration Law|Comments Off on Stamp 4 Support Letters and Critical Skills Employment Permits