South Africa and Botswana now visa required

From Wednesday 10th of July citizens of South Africa and Botswana will be required to obtain entry visas before travelling to the Republic of Ireland. Temporary transitional arrangements will be implemented where persons have already booked their travel however the arrangements must have been made before the 10th of July and only apply to travel [...]

2024-07-09T10:15:49+00:00July 9th, 2024|Visa Applications|

Immigration Registration Changes for Cork and Limerick

The Minister for Justice has announced that from the 8th of July 2024, Irish immigration registration requirements for non-EEA/EU nationals residing in Cork and Limerick are being transferred from the Garda National Immigration Bureau to the Immigration Service Delivery Registration Office. This means that persons residing in Cork or Limerick will no longer attend a [...]

2024-06-18T07:20:06+00:00June 17th, 2024|Immigration Law|

De Facto Partner of Irish or Non-EEA national

The Immigration Service Delivery has announced that from the 10th of June 2024, applications for permission to reside in the State as the De Facto Partner of an Irish or non-EEA national can be submitted online via the Immigration Service Delivery online portal. The change in application process is a further step of the ISD [...]

2024-06-13T07:58:28+00:00June 13th, 2024|Immigration Law|

Immigration Registration Changes for Meath, Kildare and Wicklow

As part of ongoing efforts to digitise and centralise immigration registrations, the Immigration Service Delivery have announced that from 8th April 2024 Irish immigration registration requirements for counties Meath, Kildare and Wicklow are as follows: First Time Registration Residents of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow registering for the first time will attend the Registration Office located [...]

2024-04-05T11:21:13+00:00April 5th, 2024|Immigration Law|

Irish Visa Requirements for Dominica, Hondurus and Vanuatu

The Minister for Justice has announced that from the 7th March 2024 citizens of Dominica, Honduras and Vanuatu are required to obtain an Irish visa prior to travelling to Ireland. To date, citizens of these countries have been able to travel to Ireland and seek permission to enter the State at the border without [...]

2024-03-07T10:18:57+00:00March 7th, 2024|Immigration Law|

New Online Irish Citizenship Application Process

The Department of Justice has announced that Irish citizenship applications can now be submitted online via the Immigration Service Delivery online portal. Paper applications on the old Form 8 and other application forms will continue to be accepted by post for applicant's who have begun the process. The Form 11 application process for minors born [...]

2023-10-23T11:47:16+00:00October 17th, 2023|Immigration Law|

Irish Citizenship Ceremony 2nd of October 2023

The Department of Justice have announced that the next Irish Citizenship Ceremony will be held on the 2nd of October 2023 in the Convention Centre Dublin. This is eagerly awaited news for persons anxiously waiting to be granted their Irish citizenship. It is interesting to see a change in venue to Dublin from the traditional [...]

2023-09-13T08:26:24+00:00September 7th, 2023|Immigration Law|

Changes to Irish Citizenship Laws

The Minister for Justice has commenced the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 with effect from the 31st of July 2023. The Act introduces some significant changes with respect to Irish citizenship, international protection and immigration rules. Some of the key changes set out in the act are as follows: Citizenship for [...]

2023-08-03T09:12:07+00:00August 3rd, 2023|Immigration Law|

Citizenship News May 2023

New Form 8 Application Form  The Immigration Service Delivery have released a further 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 7.1 May 2023 was released on the 23rd of May. This is the fourth update to [...]

2023-06-27T06:07:54+00:00May 24th, 2023|Immigration Law|

Bridging Permission For English Language Students

The Minister for Justice has announced that a temporary immigration permission (bridging permission) will be granted to non-EEA national English language course students who have fully completed a 2nd or 3rd English language course and who have enrolled in third level (Higher Education Programme) course commencing prior to the 31st of October 2023. The permission [...]

2023-04-19T12:48:01+00:00April 19th, 2023|Immigration Law|
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