Does a Stamp 1G or Stamp 0 count towards Reckonable Residence when applying for Irish Citizenship

Sinnott Solicitors Dublin and Cork have received a large amount of queries recently as to whether a Stamp 1G or a Stamp 0 permission to remain are considered to be reckonable  residency for the purpose of applying for Irish Citizenship by Naturalisation. What is a Stamp 1G? A Stamp 1G permission to remain is [...]

2022-11-10T10:25:24+00:00November 10th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Irish Citizenship Ceremony 5 th and 6 th of December 2022

The Department of Justice have announced that two Irish Citizenship Ceremonies will be held on the 5th and 6th of December  in the Convention Centre, Killarney, Co Kerry.   This is welcome news for many non-EEA nationals who have been anxiously waiting to be granted their Irish citizenship. The approval letters are arriving to our [...]

2022-11-10T10:23:20+00:00November 10th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Non-EEA national Fisherman to Qualify for Irish Employment Permits

On the 11th of October 2022 the Irish government published its review of the Atypical Working Scheme for non-EEA national Crew in the Irish fishing fleet. At present non-EEA national fishermen seeking employment in the Irish fishing fleet must apply for permission to work under the Atypical Working Scheme. Unfortunately many non-EEA national fishermen [...]

2022-11-03T16:47:23+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Immigration Law|

Russia and Belarus removed from the Irish Visa Waiver Scheme

The Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee announced on the 25th of October that citizens of Russia and Belarus seeking to travel to Ireland from the UK pursuant to the Visa Waiver Scheme will now be required to apply for an Irish entry visa. Under the terms of the Visa Waiver Programme, citizens of [...]

2022-11-03T16:48:00+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Immigration Law|

Employment Permit News

Here is the latest Irish employment permit news. CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FORMAT The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment have announced that from the 1st of September 2022 the Employment Permit Section will issue all employment permits in electronic format only.  Each electronic permit will be signed by a senior official of the [...]

2022-09-08T14:20:54+00:00September 8th, 2022|Immigration Law|

New Irish Citizenship Application Form

The Immigration Service Delivery have released a new version of the Form 8 Application by a person of full age for naturalisation as an Irish Citizen (CTZ3) application form. The new application form Version 6.7 was released in July 2022. It is important to always submit the correct version of the Form 8 application form [...]

2022-08-10T08:31:06+00:00August 10th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Visa Waiver Suspended For Refugees

The Irish Government has announced that it has suspended the operation of the Council of Europe Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees (Council of Europe) for 12 months from the 19th of July 2022 to the 19th of July 2023. This means that recognised refugees who hold Convention Travel Documents issued by the [...]

2022-07-20T07:11:59+00:00July 20th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Changes to Irish Employment Permit System

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, has announced some important changes to the Irish Employment Permit system. The changes are as follows: New Occupations Added To Critical Skills List The following occupations have been added to the Critical Skills Occupation List: Cardiac Physiologist Medical Scientist Occupational Therapist Physiotherapist Podiatrist / Chiropodist Psychologist [...]

2022-06-22T07:26:14+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Immigration Law|

Suspension of Minor Re-Entry Visas

The Department of Justice has announced that it is suspending re-entry visa requirements for children under the age of 16 years with immediate effect. In Ireland, non-EEA nationals who are aged over 16 and who hold a valid immigration permission to live in Ireland are issued with an Irish Residence Permit (IRP card).  Holders of [...]

2022-06-17T09:59:29+00:00June 17th, 2022|Visa Applications|

Supreme court overturns revocation of Irish born child’s citizenship 

An Important judgment of the Supreme Court was delivered in the case of UM (a minor) -v- The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Passport Appeals officer David Barry last week. The case concerns the impact of the revocation of refugee status on the derived rights of others obtained prior to revocation. The derived right [...]

2022-06-08T09:49:35+00:00June 8th, 2022|Immigration Law|
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