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APPLICATIONS FOR IRISH CITIZENSHIP AND RECKONABLE RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS – RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

  Becoming an Irish citizen through the process of naturalisation is a legal procedure whereby a non Irish citizen can become an Irish citizen. The process involves submitting an application to the Department of Justice and Equality. The Minister for […]

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De Facto Permission Visa To Remain in Ireland as partner of Irish citizen

What is the De Facto Partnership Immigration Permission (DFPIP) Visa? This is granted by the Department of Justice and Equality to non-EEA nationals who are in a loving and durable relationship – akin to marriage with an Irish national or […]

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Situation Report: Family Visa Processing Delay (Court Cases)

Over the last eighteen months Sinnott Solicitors have had to take a significant number of cases to the High Court to compel the visa office to issue decisions on outstanding visa applications for family members of EU nationals. The High […]

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Brexit Proof Your Business! Use the Immigrant Investor Programme in Ireland

Since the announcement of Brexit, this office has received a noted increase in queries from non EEA nationals seeking to obtain permission to reside in Ireland pursuant to the Immigrant Investor Programme. As a result the shock referendum result in June, […]

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Ground-Breaking Court of Appeal Judgement for Non-European Students that over-stayed their student visa

The Court of Appeal has issued a judgement which has far reaching consequences for students that are not from the European Economic Area. The judgement affects people that overstayed their student visa and specifically students who came here before 2011 […]

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Second High Court Test Case for Family Visa Applicants

Visa Processing Delays for family members of EU citizens – Decision of the High Court – Mohammed Ahsan (and others) v Minister for Justice and Equality On 28 October 2016, Ms Justice Faherty delivered judgment in the High Court in […]

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High Court immigration case victory for family members of EU citizens’ visa applicants

Visa Processing Delays for family members of EU citizens – Decision of the High Court – Atif Mahmood & Shabina Atif v Minister for Justice and Equality   On 14 October 2016, Ms Justice Faherty delivered judgment in the High Court […]

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Application for Residence Permission for Spouse/Civil Partner of an Irish National

With effect from the 1st of June 2016, a new application form has been introduced in relation to applications for permission to remain in the state as the spouse/civil partner of an Irish national. The application form [embedded below] should […]

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Hillwalker gets €40,000 compensation in landmark case

A hillwalker has been awarded compensation in the sum of €40,000 as a result of being injured when she fell on a rotting boardwalk on the Wicklow Way. She took her case against the National Parks and Wildlife Service who […]

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New Business Permission Visa: Entering and Investing in Ireland

Investor and Entrepreneur Schemes IMPORTANT UPDATE (16 March 2016)  Arising from an ongoing review of Business, Entrepreneur and Investor related migration schemes currently being undertaken, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has decided to suspend the ‘Business Permission Scheme’ […]

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