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

Undocumented Migrants Scheme To Be Open From January 31.Students With Expired Permissions can also apply.

The long awaited wait for undocumented migrants is over now.The Regularisation of Long Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme would open for applications on Monday, 31 January 2022.Applications will be accepted for six months until 31 July 2022 when the scheme will close.The scheme will enable applicants, and their eligible dependents where the specific criteria is met, … Read more

Colour copies shall be submitted instead of original passport from now on for citizenship application, department confirms new change

There is no need to submit the original passport during the initial phase of citizen application, the Justice Department has confirmed. Instead, the certified colour photocopies of every page should be submitted along with a letter which states that the copies are true of the applicant’s passport. The change has come into effect from January … Read more

Employment History Summary of doctors will be considered as proof of residence during citizenship application, says Justice Department

The ‘Medical Practitioner Employment History Summary’ of doctors working under HSE centres and voluntary hospitals will be considered as a proof of residence in Ireland for the score card system, the Justice Department has given clarity. Score card system is a new change introduced by the department for citizenship applications which comes into effect from … Read more

Further Guidance on new Passport Process for Citizenship from the 1st January 2022

From 1 January 2022, new applicants for citizenship will not be required to submit their original passport with the initial application. Instead, they can provide a full colour copy of their entire passport and all previous passports containing stamps that contribute to an applicant’s period of reckonable residency claimed, including the front and back covers. … Read more

Scorecard approach being introduced for Citizenship Applications from January 2022

Significant changes are being introduced for customers regarding the number of proofs required to establish their identity and residency as part of the Citizenship application process. From January, Citizenship will be moving to a scorecard approach, which will bring added clarity regarding what information applicants are required to provide to establish their identity and residence. … Read more

Government to launch new free telephone booking system for first-time immigration registration appointments

To help meet the existing demand for first-time registration appointments in the Dublin region,  the Department is introducing a new Freephone telephone booking system in January to ensure those who need an appointment can access one. Further details on the Freephone system will be available on when the service begins. A new online booking … Read more

Minister announces extension of immigration and international protection permissions to 31 May 2022

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, TD, has announced a further temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions to 31 May 2022. This applies to permissions that are due to expire between 15 January 2022 and 31 May 2022 and includes permissions that have already been extended by the previous eight temporary extensions since … Read more

Undocumented migrants will get legal status in Ireland; Justice Dept. announces once-in-a-generation plan

The Government has approved a scheme to regularise thousands of undocumented migrants and their families who are living in Ireland. According to a report by RTE News, the Department of Justice said it will enable eligible applicants to remain and reside in the State and regularise their residency status. The process will be based on … Read more

Migrant nurses’ months-long wait for decision letter; Migrant Nurses Ireland to meet NMBI; Sign the petition now

Migrant Nurses Ireland (MNI) is appealing to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), to combat delay in NMBI registration process for overseas nurses. Currently, the process to confirm decision letter takes up to eight months and no proper communications are made from the side of NMBI, the nurses complain. Overseas nurses, including those from … Read more

Ireland Visa Scam: Hundreds of Indians duped after agencies extort Upto €18,000 per person

Immigrating overseas, though exciting, and full of possibilities, comes with its own share of issues. With the Ireland Government launching a new healthcare visa, nurses are being invited from many Asian countries and there has been an increasing demand for visas globally. With the need for visas growing at an unprecedented rate, there has also … Read more