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|

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|

Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality Court of Appeal Judgement

  The Court of Appeal delivered judgement in the case of Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality this afternoon. The decision is of exceptional public importance and provides a welcomed clarification on the law governing absences from the state for persons applying to be granted a Certificate of Naturalisation. Sinnott Solicitors acted for [...]

2019-11-14T17:30:14+00:00November 14th, 2019|Immigration Law|

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|

Important EU Treaty Rights Decision Issued by the European Court of Justice in Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality Case C94/18

On the 10th of September the European Court of Justice delivered the highly awaited judgement in the case of Nalini Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality Case C94/18. The case concerned the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015/Council Directive 2004/38/EC and the practice of the Minister for Justice and Equality in utilising [...]

2019-09-16T11:20:39+00:00September 14th, 2019|EU Treaty Rights, Immigration Law|

New Statement from the Minister for Justice and Equality Following the High Court Decision in Jones v Minister for Justice & Equality and Irish Citizenship Applications

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted an updated statement on the INIS website yesterday the 11th of September from the Minister for Justice and Equality concerning the processing of citizenship applications and what the government is doing to remedy the catastrophic findings of the High Court in the case of our client Roderick Jones [...]

2019-09-12T14:07:04+00:00September 12th, 2019|Immigration Law, Visa Applications|

Here are the latest Immigration Law judgements from the High Court

  Asif v The Minister for Justice and Equality (2019) IEHC 616 The High Court refused an application for judicial review of the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to revoke the residence card of the Applicant, a national of Pakistan who was married to an EU national. The Applicant submitted an application [...]

2019-08-23T06:50:15+00:00August 21st, 2019|Immigration Law|

Preclearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens announced today

In a much-welcomed announcement today, the Minister for Justice and Equality Mr Charlie Flanagan announced a new Preclearance procedure for Non-EEA Defacto partners of Irish citizens seeking to move to Ireland to live and work with their Irish citizen partner for a period of longer than 90 days. Previously applicant’s seeking to apply for Defacto [...]

2019-08-20T15:21:07+00:00August 20th, 2019|Immigration Law|