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Good Character in Citizenship/Naturalisation Cases

Section 15 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 as amended provides that the Minister may, in his absolute discretion, grant the application if satisfied that the Applicant is of good character. The onus is on each Applicant to disclose in their application all appropriate information and evidence to help demonstrate that he or [...]

2020-07-27T09:16:11+00:00July 27th, 2020|Immigration Law|

Further Temporary Extension Of Immigration Permissions Announced

The Immigration Service Delivery have issued a new notice regarding immigration permissions that are due to expire between the 10th of July 2020 and 20th of August 2020. The Notice states that non-EU/EEA nationals who are present in the State with an immigration permission that is due to expire between the 20th of July 2020 [...]

2020-07-17T08:43:16+00:00July 17th, 2020|Immigration Law|


In a hugely welcomed announcement the new Minister for Justice and Equality Ms Helen McEntee has announced a new on-line immigration registration system for non-EEA nationals based in Dublin as well as the re-opening of the Garda National Immigration Bureau located at Burgh Quay on  the 20th of July. Renewal of Immigration Registration Online In [...]

2020-07-08T14:12:58+00:00July 8th, 2020|Immigration Law|

Update on employment permit quotas for horticultural workers, dairy farm assistants, meat processing operatives and meat deboners

The Department of Business Enterprise & Innovation have announced that quotas for certain employment permit applications are either now full, or almost full, and are thus no longer accepting employment permit applications for these occupations. Horticulture workers As per the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018, the maximum quota for General Employment Permits for horticultural workers [...]

2020-07-03T09:44:20+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Immigration Law|

Immigration Service Delivery FAQ Document 12th of June 2020 – further update on Visa Applications to Ireland and expiring IRP cards.

The Immigration Service Delivery released yet another FAQ document regarding the Impact of Covid-19 on Immigration and International Protection on the 29th June 2020.  We appreciate how confusing all of these updates are to follow, so we have extracted the relevant revised information contained in the latest update for ease of reading. Expired of expiring [...]

2020-07-01T08:50:23+00:00July 1st, 2020|Visa Applications|

Summary of recent Immigration Judgments from the Irish Courts

The past month has seen a number of important judgments related to immigration matters being delivered by the Irish courts. Here is a summary of these important judgments and their implications.  UM (a minor suing by his father and next friend MM) v Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, & Passport Appeals Officer – refusal [...]

2020-07-01T08:44:39+00:00July 1st, 2020|Immigration Law|

Immigration Service Delivery Launch Online System For Renewal Of Student Immigration Permissions

The Immigration Service Delivery of the Department of Justice and Equality have launched a new system inviting students to renew their permission to remain in the State online.  A similar system for online renewal of third level immigration permissions was available in 2019. The online renewal system is open to students who are resident in [...]

2020-06-23T13:44:01+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Immigration Law|

Supreme Court Judgment clarifies the law on relationship and cohabitation requirements for residence card applicants as the Defacto Partners of EU citizens 

The Supreme Court recently delivered Judgment in the case of Muhammad Pervaiz v The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ireland and the Attorney General. This case concerns the interpretation and application of relationship and cohabitation requirements for permitted family member applications for residence cards pursuant to the Citizens Directive (Council Directive 2004 38 EC, often [...]

2020-06-23T13:40:19+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Immigration Law|

Revocation of Residence Permission

Sinnott Solicitors frequently assists clients who have faced the prospect of their residence permission being revoked, and we help clients to navigate this complicated and often stressful period in their lives. All non-nationals wishing to be in the State must have the appropriate legal permission to enter and remain in the State. Non-EEA nationals who [...]

2020-06-19T15:31:18+00:00June 19th, 2020|Immigration Law|

Marriage of convenience revocation and refusals in EU Treaty Rights cases

Sinnott Solicitors receive many queries from Applicant’s whose residence card has either been revoked or the Applicant may be faced with a threat of revocation of their residence card because the Department of Justice are of the opinion that the Applicant has entered into a marriage of convenience in order to gain immigration advantage.  Directive [...]

2020-07-28T13:00:01+00:00June 16th, 2020|EU Treaty Rights|