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Important Judgement of the Court of Appeal in the cases of K & Ors v Minister for Justice and Khan & Ors v Minister for Justice

The Court of Appeal delivered the much-anticipated judgments in the cases of K & Ors v Minister for Justice 2014/990 and Khan & Ors v Minister for Justice 2018/43 on the 30th of July 2019. The cases were related to the operation of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I. [...]

2019-08-16T10:34:29+00:00August 16th, 2019|EU Treaty Rights|0 Comments

New Immigration Registration Renewal System for 3rd Level Students

September to November are traditionally extremely busy months at the Garda National Immigration Bureau with third level students returning to renew their immigration permission (Stamp 2) for the new academic year. Prior to the introduction of the GNIB online appointment booking system for immigration registration, it was common to see rows of students queuing from [...]

2019-07-30T14:44:58+00:00July 30th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Jones Citizenship Case Appealed To The Court Of Appeal

Sinnott Solicitors can confirm that an appeal has been lodged with the Court of Appeal against the surprising High Court ruling in the case of Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519. In a most controversial judgment which issued recently, Mr Justice Barrett interpreted that continuous residence in the State during [...]

2019-07-25T16:09:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service release statement following controversial High Court citizenship case

Following on the judgment of Mr Justice Barrett in Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519 the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted an update on their website on the 19th of July regarding the processing of citizenship applications. The INIS have confirmed that they are taking steps to remedy the [...]

2019-07-25T07:42:24+00:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

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

Abolition of Irish Re-Entry Visas

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service announced yesterday that the Re-Entry Visa system for visa required nationals entering the Irish State will be abolished from the 13th of May 2019. This is a significant development in the Irish Immigration System and a further positive change which will benefit approximately 40,000 non-EEA nationals living in Ireland [...]

2019-06-27T11:51:40+00:00April 13th, 2019|Immigration Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

De Facto Partner of a Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder, or of a Non-EEA Researcher on a Hosting Agreement – New Pre-Clearance Scheme

On the 6th of March the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation in conjunction with the Minister for Justice and Equality publicised the abolition of the old Dependant Spouse Employment permit procedure. It was announced that Spouses and De-Facto Partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holders (CSEP) and Non-EEA Researchers on Hosting Agreements could now [...]

2019-06-27T13:43:23+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Immigration Law|Comments Off on De Facto Partner of a Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder, or of a Non-EEA Researcher on a Hosting Agreement – New Pre-Clearance Scheme

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