Minister McEntee announces further temporary extension of immigration permissions

Minister McEntee announces further temporary extension of immigration permissions Applies to permissions due to expire between 15 January 2022 and 31 May 2022 Extension applies to people with permissions extended under previous notices For permissions registered by the Immigration Service in Dublin and An Garda Síochána nationwide For the full announcement, see the following link: [...]

2021-12-17T13:13:41+00:00December 17th, 2021|Latest News|

Afghan Admissions Programme Announcement

The Minister for Justice has issued a press release to confirm the opening of the Afghan Admissions Programme. The Programme will open for a period of eight weeks from 16th December for 2021 and it will enable Afghan nationals living in Ireland to apply for temporary residence for close family members in Afghanistan to join [...]

2021-12-14T12:33:14+00:00December 14th, 2021|Latest News|

New rules for persons entering Ireland from abroad

Following on the discovery of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, the Irish government has introduced new rules which must be complied with by all persons entering Ireland by airplane or boat. Previously when travelling to Ireland, persons were required to present the following upon arrival: An EU Digital COVID Certificate as evidence that the holder has been [...]

2021-12-13T09:32:19+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Latest News|

New Irish Visa Restrictions for Southern African Countries

As a result of the recently discovered Covid-19 variant Omicron,  the Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee signed an urgent statutory instrument into law on Friday the 26th of November in order to control travel to the Republic of Ireland for citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia and Lesotho. The order took effect from [...]

2021-11-29T08:28:03+00:00November 29th, 2021|Latest News|

Immigration Update

Important Changes to Citizenship Application Process, Extension or Irish Residence Permits and suspension of Re-entry visas for Children under 16. Applicants for Irish citizenship will no longer be required to submit their original passport with their initial application under changes coming into effect from next year. Instead, they can provide a full colour copy of [...]

2021-11-17T11:39:40+00:00November 17th, 2021|Latest News|

Court News – Employment Permits

Important High Court judgment on applying for an Employment Permit without a valid immigration permission in Ireland  The High Court recently delivered an important judgment regarding applications for employment permits in Ireland where the Applicant does not have lawful permission to remain on the State. The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment is responsible for [...]

2021-11-08T09:45:06+00:00November 8th, 2021|Latest News|

Employment Permit Applications for Stamp 4 Holders

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Innovation recently posted an update regarding the application for  employment permits where Applicants are the holders of a Stamp 4 permission to remain. Ordinarily the holder of a Stamp 4 permission to remain in Ireland does not require an employment permit in order to work in the State. However [...]

2021-11-08T09:44:52+00:00November 8th, 2021|Latest News|

Changes to Irish Employment Permit Scheme to fill labour shortages

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail has announced significant changes to the employment permit system to combat substantial labour shortages in certain sectors of the Irish labour force. The changes will allow a large amount of non-EEA nationals to access the Irish labour market. The changes are as follows: The majority of [...]

2021-11-02T08:51:05+00:00October 29th, 2021|Employment Law, Latest News|

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 [...]

2021-11-19T14:54:25+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|
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