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.

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

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.

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

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

Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments

In 2017, along with our sister company, Newland Chase, we published hundreds of client and public updates on significant changes to immigration policy impacting international business in dozens of countries, via newsletters, white papers, client briefs, industry articles, and social media.

While it would be near impossible to summarise in one document all of last years’ changes in immigration policy from around the world, linked below is a brief overview of what we consider to be among the most significant developments in corporate immigration from around the world, grouped by region and country.

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Global Trends | 2017 Roundup of Significant Global Corporate Immigration Developments

IRELAND – Delays in Booking Irish Residence Permit Appointments

As of 4 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.

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IRELAND – Delays in Booking Irish Residence Permit Appointments

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

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.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Our sister company Newland Chase, a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

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.