IRELAND – Irish Residence Permit Replaces GNIB Card

Effective 11 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).

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IRELAND – Irish Residence Permit Replaces GNIB Card

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.

IRELAND – Immigration Authorities Ease Cohabitation Requirement for De Facto Partners

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.

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IRELAND – Immigration Authorities Ease Cohabitation Requirement for De Facto Partners

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.

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IRELAND – Delays in Employment Permit Processing, GNIB Registration Appointment Booking and Security Checks on Entry

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.

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IRELAND – Delays in Employment Permit Processing, GNIB Registration Appointment Booking and Security Checks on Entry

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.

Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016

In 2016 Peregrine published over 140 immigration alerts about over 50 different countries, with the help of our local partners across the globe.

Apart from the regular changes to minimum salary requirements, application fees and quota levels, 2016 saw a continuation of the recent trends of online immigration systems and expanding visa waiver programs.

The EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States raised questions about possible major immigration rule changes on both sides of the Atlantic, but as of December 2016 nothing concrete has been announced.

European Union member states, meanwhile, have been busy transposing recent EU directives on intra-company transfers and posted workers into their national legislation, and debating further changes to the posted worker rules and the Blue Card scheme.

Here we run through some of the major developments in immigration around the world in the last year.

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Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016

IRELAND – New Online Systems Go Live

Effective 8 September 2016, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has introduced an online booking system for appointments for residence registration at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) office in Burgh Quay, Dublin.

In addition, effective 6 September 2016, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has officially launched its new Employment Permits Online System (EPOS).

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IRELAND – New Online Booking System for Immigration Registration Appointments at Dublin Immigration Office

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.

IRELAND – New Requirements for Employers of Posted Workers

On 27 July 2016, the Irish government signed into law with immediate effect the European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016, transposing into Irish law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67/EU (The Enforcement Directive).

The Regulations impose a new requirement on EU-based service providers when posting workers to Ireland, to provide a declaration to the Workplace Relations Commission (“the WRC”), maintain certain documents at a place specified to the WRC and designate a person to liaise with the WRC.

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IRELAND – New Requirements for Employers of Posted Workers

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Eugene F. Collins.

IRELAND – Recent Immigration Developments

The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has announced that a new online employment permit application system will be implemented in September 2016.

In addition, effective 2 August 2016, there are several amendments to the regulations applying to employment permit applications, including further changes to the highly skilled Eligible List and Ineligible List.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INS) has announced that its long-awaited new online appointment booking system for GNIB registrations is expected to launch in late August.

Finally, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs has announced that the passport renewal process will be digitised from early 2017.

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IRELAND – Recent Immigration Developments

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Corporate Care Relocation.