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 [...]

November 17th, 2021|

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 [...]

November 8th, 2021|

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 [...]

November 8th, 2021|

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 [...]

October 29th, 2021|

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.  [...]

October 5th, 2021|

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 [...]

September 21st, 2021|
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