IRELAND – Stamp 4 Processing Delays and New Deadlines

Effective immediately, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) 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 – Stamp 4 Processing Delays and New Deadlines

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UNITED KINGDOM – Government Publishes Post-Brexit Immigration Proposals [UPDATED]

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited policy paper on its proposed future skills-based immigration system, designed to replace freedom of movement for EU citizens after Brexit.

According to the proposal, EU (and EFTA) workers will be treated the same as non-European nationals under the existing Points-Based System, but with some amendments to the system following most of the recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) earlier this year.

On 20 December 2018, the Home Office published factsheets and statements related to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2018, which will end the EU’s rules on free movement of persons into the UK and make EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members subject to UK immigration controls.

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IRELAND – Immigration authorities announce closure of appointment system for re-entry visas

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 – Immigration authorities announce closure of appointment system for re-entry visas

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IRELAND – Major Delays for Irish Residence Permit Appointments and Employment Permit Applications [UPDATED]

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, and the IRP Office in Dublin has stated that it can no longer offer emergency appointments for any reason..

[UPDATE] Furthermore, processing of Employment Permit applications is also taking a lot longer than previously. Applications submitted under the Trusted Partner Scheme are currently being processed in 6-7 weeks (previously 2-4 weeks). Meanwhile, standard non-Trusted Partner applications are taking up to 13 weeks (previously 6-8 weeks) to be processed.

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IRELAND – Major Delays for Irish Residence Permit Appointments and Employment Permit Applications [UPDATED]

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

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 – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

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IRELAND – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

Effective 26 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.

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IRELAND – Signed Employment Contract Required for All Employment Permit Applications

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Eugene F Collins and The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.