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

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

Unrest Among Non-EU Students Due To Exclusion From Undocumented Migrant Scheme

Several non-EU students living in Ireland for around 7 years are seeking help to attain Stamp 4 Visas. All of them came to Ireland as students for a better quality of life. After earning their Master’s Degrees, they were hopeful, until they could not find jobs that issue them Work Permit. So they managed with … 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

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

Big changes in Irish employment system for non EEA citizens; Social workers can now apply for critical skill permit; General work permit for dairy farm assistants and construction workers

Minister of State Damien English has announced new changes to the employment permit system in Ireland which will greatly benefit people outside of European Economic Area (EEA). The changes include social workers eligible to apply for Critical Skills Employment Permit and construction sector workers now eligible for General Employment Permit. The new announcements are with … Read more