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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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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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