The Immigration Service Delivery published an updated FAQ document regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and International Protection on the 27th of April.
The primary difference between this and the previous FAQ document published on the 15th of April 2020 is that the updated FAQ confirms that holders of Working Holiday Authorisations are included in the notice. This was not previously clear so is welcomed clarification.
This means that Working Holiday Authorisations due to expire between the 20th of March and 20th of May are automatically renewed for a two-month period from the date of expiry and holders can therefore continue to reside and work in the State during this period.
Similarly, holders of Working Holiday Authorisations who have entered the State but were unable to register with their local immigration office prior to the 20th of May are covered by the notice. They should present the Notice along with the Working Holiday Authorisation to potential employers as evidence of permission to enter employment in the absence of a valid IRP card which they would normally present.The full FAQ document can be found here – http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Immigration-Service-Delivery-Covid-19-FAQ3%20(3).pdf/Files/Immigration-Service-Delivery-Covid-19-FAQ3%20(3).pdf.
The Immigration Department of Sinnott Solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with all Irish immigration matters.