Irish Afghanistan Admission Programme

On the 28th of September 2021 the Irish Government announced the introduction of the Irish Afghanistan Admission Programme. The purpose of the programme is to allow an additional 500 nationals of Afghanistan to join their family members in the Republic of Ireland and reside here on a full time basis.  Who can apply for the [...]

2021-10-05T08:11:35+00:00October 5th, 2021|Latest News|

Automatic Extension of Immigration Permissions

The Minister for Justice along with the Minister for State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration have announced a further automatic extension of immigration permissions until the 15th of January 2022. The extension is applicable to all immigration permissions expiring between the 21st of September 2021 and the 15th of January 2022 and covers [...]

2021-09-21T16:22:48+00:00September 21st, 2021|Latest News|

Ireland resumes the Processing of Short Stay C Visa Applications

In March 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery suspended the processing of Short Stay C Visas (apart from a limited number of exceptional circumstances) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a difficult time for many non-EEA visa required nationals seeking to travel to Ireland for short periods of time, particularly for persons [...]

2021-09-14T07:10:03+00:00September 14th, 2021|Latest News|

Applications for Extension of Stamp 1 G Student Graduate Permission

A Stamp 1G Student Graduate Permission is awarded in the Republic of Ireland to non-EEA National graduate students who have completed their studies and have been awarded a qualification at Level 8 or above on the National Framework of Qualifications by a recognised awarding body.  An Honours Bachelor’s Degree equates to a Level 8 qualification [...]

2021-09-13T10:32:14+00:00September 13th, 2021|Latest News|

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

THE RESPONSE OF THE IRISH GOVERNMENT AND ASSISTANCE FROM SINNOTT SOLICITORS It is hard to believe the humanitarian crisis which has unfolded in Afghanistan in the past number of days which has shocked the world. Sinnott Solicitors have represented many nationals of Afghanistan over the years in their applications for International Protection, Irish citizenship, applications [...]

2021-08-18T11:25:50+00:00August 18th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Employment Permit News

Temporary Reopening of Meat Processing Operatives Quota The Employment Permit Regulations 2017 introduced a quota of 300 General Employment Permits for Meat Boners to work in Ireland. On the 1st of February 2021, the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, announced that the quota had been filled as a result of which no new employment [...]

2021-08-05T08:26:40+00:00August 5th, 2021|Latest News|

Latest News on the Scheme for Regularisation of Undocumented Migrants

The Immigration Team at Sinnott Solicitors have been engaging with the Department of Justice with respect to the Scheme to Regularise Undocumented Immigrants in recent months and attended a further consultation meeting with the Department of Justice and other Stakeholders on the 23rd of July 2021 regarding same. The meeting was hosted by the Department [...]

2021-07-29T09:47:49+00:00July 26th, 2021|Latest News, Undocumented Migrants|

Highlights of our work in Immigration Law

Sinnott Solicitors are delighted to present this video to highlight the firms work in the area of Immigration Law. It is with great pride that we present a selection of our successful clients to you. Thank you to all of our clients who took part in the video. Without you, we could [...]

2021-07-29T09:47:49+00:00July 2nd, 2021|Latest News|

Lifting of Irish Visa Restrictions

Citizens of South Africa and certain South American countries allowed to travel to Ireland again without a visa. On the 28th of January 2021, the Immigration Act 2004 (Visa) (Amendment) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 23 of 2021) became law. The effect of Statutory Instrument was that a number of South American  countries as well as [...]

2021-07-29T09:47:49+00:00June 15th, 2021|Latest News|

Employment Permit Update

Changes to Employment Permits System to allow Healthcare Assistants and other health care workers to apply for Employment Permits The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have announced important changes to the Employment Permit system which will take effect from the 14th of June 2021. The changes are being implemented to address significant skills and [...]

2021-07-29T09:47:49+00:00June 15th, 2021|Latest News|
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