Government Changes Stamp 4 Rules For Critical Skills Permit Holders In Ireland

In a significant policy shift, the Irish government has altered the regulations governing the transition to Stamp 4 for holders of critical skills employment permits. Previously overseen by the Department of Enterprise, the responsibility for Stamp 4 application approval now falls under the purview of the Department of Justice. Applicants with critical skills employment permits, … Read more

NMBI Extends Validity Of English Language Test Results For Ireland Registration Applicants

In response to recent delays in obtaining work visas in Ireland, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has announced an extension of the validity period for English language test results required for registration. This decision comes as a relief to many applicants who faced difficulties due to the delays in securing ATWS visas, … Read more

New applicants for naturalisation now only need to produce a certified colour copy of their existing passport’s biometric page

All new applicants for a certificate of naturalisation will simply need to provide a certified colour copy of their existing passport’s biometric page beginning on April 20, 2023. An attorney, oath commissioner, peace commissioner, or notary public may certify the colour copy of the biometric page. The removal of the requirement to provide a full … Read more

Ireland permits non-Europeans to travel with expired residence permits due to processing delays until Jan 31

The government of Ireland will permit all non-nationals holding expired residence permits (IRPs) with pending renewal permissions to travel to the country with expired permissions. These measures will allow eligible non-nationals to continue to travel to Ireland until 31 January 2023 with expired permissions, so long as proof of renewal can be demonstrated through an OREG number. … Read more

3,500 people from over 130 countries to be conferred with Irish citizenship in Kerry

In ceremonies held in Killarney, County Kerry, 3,500 people will officially become Irish citizens today and tomorrow. Four separate ceremonies will take place at the Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney where citizens of more than 130 countries will receive their certificates of naturalisation and swear allegiance to the Irish State. The ceremonies will take place … Read more

Department of Justice hiring Immigration Control Officers (Clerical Officers) at Dublin Airport

The Department of Justice is seeking to recruit Immigration Control Officers who are interested in being appointed to immigration duties in the Border Management Unit at Dublin Airport. Candidates should be aware that this role involves working in a ‘front line’ operational environment which attracts a shift allowance. Officers appointed will be required to work … Read more

Re-entry visa requirements for children under 16, suspended with immediate effect

Re-entry visa requirements for children under 16 have been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. Children under 16 who wish to re-enter the State must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has legal permission to reside in the State. The adult accompanying the child must also provide appropriate documentation to prove … Read more

Dublin residents can now renew IRP cards up to 3 months in advance

Department of Justice announced new guidelines for the renewal of immigration permits. Dublin based residents can now apply for a renewal of their Irish Residence Permit (IRP) 12 weeks or 3 months before the expiration date. Earlier, it could have been given only four weeks or a month ago. Since July 2020, Dublin based residents … Read more

Statement from the Minister for Justice on the arrangements for the renewal and registration of immigration permissions

During the pandemic, Minister McEntee has generously extended immigration permissions nine times to allow people who held valid permission to be in the State in March 2020 to be legally permitted to remain here until 31 May 2022. These extensions were made in the context of uncertain health and international travel situation to provide assistance … Read more

No more visa extensions, eligible students awaiting GNIB cards are legally permitted to say

Since the beginning of the pandemic Minister McEntee has announced nine temporary extensions of immigration and international protection permissions. This temporary permission means that people who held valid permission to be in the State in March 2020 are legally permitted to remain until 31 May 2022 even if their Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card has … Read more

Minister James Browne attends first UN International Migration Review Forum in New York

Minister of State at the Department of Justice James Browne represented Ireland at the UN International Migration Review Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week. The forum was convened to progress the implementation of the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which Ireland helped to facilitate in 2018. … Read more

Irish Citizenship ceremonies to go ahead on 20th June 2022 in Killarney

The next citizenship ceremonies will take place on Monday 20th June 2022 at the Killarney Convention Centre in Killarney, Co. Kerry. Candidates need not contact the immigration department in this regard as the department is not in a position to confirm invitations at this stage. Invitations will issue in due course. Candidates will be required … Read more

India tops among the countries with most number of registered immigrants in Ireland

The highest number of registered immigrants in Ireland are from India, the new annual report from the Department of Immigration shows. The department today published annual review of 2020 in which India accounts for 21% of the all registered immigrants in Ireland. The top 10 countries with registered nationals are as follows: · India (21%), … Read more

Nearly 5,000 people waiting for PPS Numbers as the applications take 4 to 5 weeks processing time

There is currently a backlog of nearly 5,000 Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSN) applications in the country, the Department of Social Protection has confirmed. According to the department, it takes four to five weeks in areas such as Dublin and Cork to process the applications. Many people, especially foreign nationals in Ireland are facing issues … Read more