Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving to the Republic of Ireland from certain countries has taken effect as at 4am on the 26th of March 2021. Persons entering the State, through any port of entry, be it an airport, seaport or land border from the North of Ireland, who have come from a country [...]

2021-03-26T16:08:50+00:00March 26th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Citizenship News

Approval of Irish Citizenship Applications On the 18th of January 2021, the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, formally announced the new temporary procedure to replace physical citizenship ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic. This procedure involves citizenship applicants swearing a written Declaration of Fidelity to the Nation and Loyalty to the State. Individuals whom the [...]

2021-03-08T15:34:59+00:00March 8th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Visa Application Update

The Immigration Service Delivery have issued a further notice with respect to Covid-19 Visa Arrangements as of the 4th of March 2021.   The ISD have confirmed that the decision to temporarily cease accepting new Visa/Pre-Clearance applications as commenced on the 29th of January 2021 has been further extended to the 5th of April 2021.  [...]

2021-03-08T15:38:42+00:00March 8th, 2021|Latest News|

Asylum Seekers denied Driving Licences are taking High Court Judicial Review challenges

Asylum seeker who received permission to access the Labour market are currently not allowed to obtain an Irish driving licence. This makes is practically impossible for them to travel to their employment and we submit interferes with the constitutional right to earn a livelihood. It also has a significant impact on their ability to [...]

2021-02-19T09:41:52+00:00February 19th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Visa Applications Update

On the 29th of January 2021, the Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee announced that the visa office had taken the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa/preclearance applications.  A lot of confusion has arisen since as to what this means in practice and who can or cannot submit an application for an Irish [...]

2021-02-19T11:25:55+00:00February 19th, 2021|Latest News|

Important Visa Update – further restrictions announced

Suspension of visa applications and South America/South Africa passport holders now required to apply for visa Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a number of important announcements have been made in the past week regarding visa applications with Minister for Justice Helen McEntee signing a statutory instrument on the 27th of January 2021 imposing visa [...]

2021-02-03T10:52:06+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Latest News|

RTE News: Signature to replace citizenship ceremonies in temporary scheme

The temporary scheme allowing approximately 4,000 applicants to obtain their Certificate of Naturalisation by way of a sworn declaration is a welcome development for those who have already been issued with letters of approval for Citizenship but were unable to obtain their Certificate of Naturalisaion due to the suspension of the Citizenship ceremonies because of [...]

2021-01-19T13:32:29+00:00January 19th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Citizenship Update

New temporary procedure introduced to replace Irish Citizenship ceremonies The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has formally introduced a new temporary procedure to replace physical citizenship ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was previously announced in October 2020 however it took almost three months to finalise in circumstances where its introduction required a statutory amendment. [...]

2021-01-19T13:26:39+00:00January 19th, 2021|Latest News|
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