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IRELAND: Authorities Clarify 90-Day Validity of Letter of Approval for Atypical Work Scheme

March 5, 2018

Effective immediately, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has clarified an existing rule that, for the Atypical Worker Scheme, letters of approval issued for entry clearance must be used within 90 days of issuance, after which they will become invalid. Who is affected? This rule applies to all non-EEA nationals contracted to undertake short-term […]

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IRELAND: Delays in Booking Irish Residence Permit Appointments

January 9, 2018

As of 4th January 2018, non-EEA nationals are experiencing extensive delays in securing an appointment for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration in the Burgh Quay registration office in Dublin (formerly known as the Garda National Immigration Bureau/GNIB) via the online booking system. Currently, appointments are being released for a date a minimum of nine weeks […]

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IRELAND: Irish Residence Permit Replaces GNIB Card

December 12, 2017

Effective 11th December 2017, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has replaced the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card with a new registration card called the Irish Residence Permit (IRP). Current GNIB card holders should not apply for a new IRP until their GNIB card expires (or is lost or stolen). What has changed? For registration […]

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IRELAND: Irish Residence Permit Replaces GNIB Card

December 12, 2017

Effective 11th December 2017, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has replaced the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card with a new registration card called the Irish Residence Permit (IRP). Current GNIB card holders should not apply for a new IRP until their GNIB card expires (or is lost or stolen). What has changed? For registration […]

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IRELAND: Immigration Authorities Ease Cohabitation Requirement for De Facto Partners

May 25, 2017

A non-EEA national unmarried partner of an Irish national or Irish resident, who is seeking to obtain immigration permission, must now be able to demonstrate a genuine long-term relationship with documentary evidence of cohabitation with their sponsoring partner for at least one year, rather than two years, as previously. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service […]

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IRELAND: Stakeholders Invited to Suggest Amendments to Occupations Lists

April 13, 2017

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) is inviting interested parties to submit their suggestions for amendments to the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List (HSEOL) and Ineligible Categories of Employment List (ICEL), after the Economic Migration Policy Unit announced that they will be conducting bi-annual reviews in order to maintain the relevance of the […]

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IRELAND: Delays in Permit Processing and Appointment Booking

February 24, 2017

There are currently severe delays in the processing of Employment Permits and in obtaining appointments for GNIB Registration in County Dublin. There has also been a tightening up of border controls, causing longer security clearance times at ports of entry into Ireland. Employment Permit Processing Times There have been significant delays in the processing times […]

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IRELAND: Short-Stay Visa Waiver Extended

November 2, 2016

The Republic of Ireland"s Short-Stay Visa Waiver programme, which was introduced in 2011 and was due to expire on 31st October of this year, has been extended for a further five years to 31st October 2021. The Short-Stay visa Waiver…

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IRELAND: New Requirements for Employers of Posted Workers

September 7, 2016

On 27th July, the Irish government signed a new law that came into effect immediately which affected the European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016, transposing into Irish law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67/EU. The Regulations impose a new requirement on…

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IRELAND: Recent Immigration Developments

August 10, 2016

The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) have announced that a new online employment permit application system will be implemented in September 2016. In addition, from 2nd August 2016, there are several amendments to the regulations applying for employment permit applications,…

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