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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION EMPLOYMENT PERMIT CONTINGENCY ARRANGEMENTS

The Department Of Business Enterprise & Innovation (DBEI) yesterday published their Contingency Arrangements for the continued processing of Employment Permits for non-EEA nationals during the COVID-19 crisis.   The main points of the Contingency arrangements are as follows: Original Employment Permits - Electronic copies of employment permits will temporarily be issued via email to the [...]

2020-03-31T10:30:51+00:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 – UPDATE ON VISA APPLICATIONS, EXPIRING PERMISSION TO REMAIN AND IMMIGRATION REGISTRATION 

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is evolving on a daily basis and the Irish Immigration Service Delivery like many government divisions announced further restrictions on services and functions over the weekend in a number of separate announcements. We have collated and summarised the latest announcements in this article to assist individuals to understand the situation.   [...]

2020-03-23T16:51:05+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 IMMIGRATION UPDATE FROM GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS 18 March 2020.

Here is the latest news on the impacts of the evolving COVID-19 crisis in relation to Irish Immigration matters as announced by the relevant Government Departments.   EU TREATY RIGHTS APPLICATIONS EUFAM4 Residence card holders (including Permanent Residence Cards) whose permission to remain in the State is due to expire between now and the 29th [...]

2020-03-18T16:08:20+00:00March 18th, 2020|Immigration Law|

COVID-19 and Implications for Irish Immigration

Whilst the world is gripped in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, here is some practical information on Irish immigration services currently effected by the outbreak. Visas from China All Irish Visa Application Centres in China continue to remain closed and will do so until the 16th of March 2020. The situation will be reviewed [...]

2020-03-12T10:23:35+00:00March 12th, 2020|Immigration Law|

Update For Family Members Of British Citizens Exercising EU Treaty Rights in the Republic of Ireland

As most people are undoubtedly aware the United Kingdom formally left the European Union at midnight on Friday 31st January 2020.  Prior to the United Kingdom leaving the EU a Withdrawal Agreement had been reached between the EU Member States and the United Kingdom.  This Agreement sets out the terms under which the United Kingdom [...]

2020-02-06T09:27:57+00:00February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Further welcomed changes to Employment Permits Announced by Minister Humphreys

On the 18th of December 2019 Minister Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, announced some significant and important changes to the employment permit system which will allow further non-EEA nationals to apply for employment permits in Ireland.     The changes which will come into effect from 1 January 2020 are as follows: All [...]

2019-12-19T20:14:32+00:00December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

REFUSALS OF PERMISSION TO ENTER IRELAND (LEAVE TO LAND)

In recent months Sinnott Solicitors have been contacted by a large number of clients who have been refused permission to enter Ireland at one of the ports of entry for example Dublin Airport.  We have noticed an increased trend in leave to land refusals in recent months particularly in relation to certain nationalities. Being refused [...]

2019-12-13T12:28:00+00:00December 13th, 2019|Immigration Law|

CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT PERMIT SYSTEM FROM  1st OF JANUARY 2020

As advised by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, from the 1st of January 2020 a number of changes will be introduced to the salary thresholds for Critical Skills Employment Permits as well as the Labour Markets Needs Test for General Employment Permits and Contract for Services Employment Permits.   Changes to Critical Skills [...]

2019-11-21T18:57:27+00:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality Court of Appeal Hearing

The case Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality challenging the continuous residency finding of the High Court concerning citizenship applications was heard before the Court of Appeal today. As a reminder of the circumstances surrounding this appeal, last July Mr Justice Barrett in the High Court handed down a significant judgement which held [...]

2019-10-08T12:29:47+00:00October 8th, 2019|Immigration Law|