Our clients recent experience of applying for Irish citizenship

Here is our client Fangzhe Qiu speaking about his recent experience of applying for Irish citizenship. Fangzhe and his wife Lijing applied for Irish citizenship in September 2020 however the application was returned because they had submitted the application in Irish. They were told to reapply in English in circumstances where the Irish language version [...]

2021-04-19T09:25:41+00:00April 19th, 2021|Latest News|

Challenges to Ireland’s Mandatory Hotel Quarantine System

Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving to the Republic of Ireland from certain countries was introduced at 04:00am on the 26th of March 2021.  We previously wrote about the mandatory hotel quarantine system here. As at 04:00am on Thursday the 15th of April, the following additional countries have been added to the list of [...]

2021-04-14T13:04:51+00:00April 14th, 2021|Latest News|

Update on Visa processing and applications

The Immigration Service Delivery have issued a further notice with respect to Covid-19 Visa Arrangements as of the 6th of April 2021.   It has been confirmed that the decision to temporarily cease accepting new Visa/Pre-Clearance applications has been further extended to at least the 5th of May 2021, and the situation will continue to be [...]

2021-04-07T08:52:10+00:00April 7th, 2021|Latest News|

Further Automatic Extension of Immigration Permissions Announced

The Minister for Justice has announced a further automatic extension of immigration permissions to the 20th of September 2021. The extension is applicable to all immigration permissions expiring between the 21st of April 2021 and the 20th of September 2021. It includes individuals with permissions extended under the previous extension notices and permissions registered by [...]

2021-03-29T08:03:14+00:00March 27th, 2021|Latest News|

Changes to rules for children born in Ireland applying for Irish citizenship by naturalisation

In welcomed news this week, the Minister for Justice Miss Helen McEntee, announced a new procedure to make it easier for children who were born in Ireland to become Irish citizens. This announcement is applicable to children whose parents are not Irish citizens and where the children were not entitled to Irish citizenship at the [...]

2021-03-26T16:11:01+00:00March 26th, 2021|Latest News|

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine for passengers arriving to the Republic of Ireland from certain countries has taken effect as at 4am on the 26th of March 2021. Persons entering the State, through any port of entry, be it an airport, seaport or land border from the North of Ireland, who have come from a country [...]

2021-03-26T16:08:50+00:00March 26th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Citizenship News

Approval of Irish Citizenship Applications On the 18th of January 2021, the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, formally announced the new temporary procedure to replace physical citizenship ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic. This procedure involves citizenship applicants swearing a written Declaration of Fidelity to the Nation and Loyalty to the State. Individuals whom the [...]

2021-03-08T15:34:59+00:00March 8th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Visa Application Update

The Immigration Service Delivery have issued a further notice with respect to Covid-19 Visa Arrangements as of the 4th of March 2021.   The ISD have confirmed that the decision to temporarily cease accepting new Visa/Pre-Clearance applications as commenced on the 29th of January 2021 has been further extended to the 5th of April 2021.  [...]

2021-03-08T15:38:42+00:00March 8th, 2021|Latest News|

Asylum Seekers denied Driving Licences are taking High Court Judicial Review challenges

Asylum seeker who received permission to access the Labour market are currently not allowed to obtain an Irish driving licence. This makes is practically impossible for them to travel to their employment and we submit interferes with the constitutional right to earn a livelihood. It also has a significant impact on their ability to [...]

2021-02-19T09:41:52+00:00February 19th, 2021|Latest News|
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