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BREXIT: UK and Ireland Sign Deal to Guarantee Common Travel Area Rights

May 9, 2019

The governments of Ireland and of the United Kingdom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Common Travel Area (CTA).

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IRELAND: Abolition of Re-entry Visa System Announced

April 12, 2019

Visa-required nationals holding a valid Irish Resident Permit card or GNIB card will no longer require a re-entry visa to leave and return to Ireland.

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IRELAND: Changes to Employment Permits System to Address Labour Shortages in Key Sectors

April 3, 2019

Effective 22 Apr 2019, changes have been announced to the Critical Skills List of Occupations and the Ineligible List of Occupations, following the first bi-annual review of 2019. The changes include an allowance of an extra 300 workers in the area of customs duties and control.

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IRELAND: Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

March 6, 2019

Effective 6 March 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders in Ireland can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit.

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IRELAND: Stamp 4 Processing Delays and New Deadlines

December 20, 2018

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland is now requesting that Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders apply for their Stamp 4 permission four months in advance of the expiry date of their CSEP, (i.e., once they have completed 20 months on their employment permit).

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IRELAND: Ongoing Delays and Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase

October 18, 2018

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year.

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IRELAND: Immigration Authorities Announce Closure of Appointment System for Re-entry Visas

August 23, 2018

Effective 3 September 2018, the online appointment booking service for visa-required nationals seeking re-entry visas from the Re-entry Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) will cease to operate. All applications must be submitted by post.

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IRELAND: Update – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

July 26, 2018

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year.

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IRELAND: New Deadline for Stamp 4 Applications for Critical Skills Employment Permit Holders

June 29, 2018

Effective 25 June 2018, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) in Ireland has advised that applications for Stamp 4 status must be submitted twelve weeks in advance of the expiry of the current Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP).

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IRELAND: Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

March 23, 2018

Effective 26th March 2018, the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018 introduce several changes, including an important new documentary requirement and an expansion of the occupations qualifying for intra-company transfers. What are the key changes? A copy of the signed employment contract must be submitted in support of all initial and renewal employment permit applications. The¬†Ineligible […]

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