Irish Immigration Blog

Irish Citizenship by Descent and Foreign Birth Registration Are you eligible?

Our office deals with all types of naturalisation and citizenship  applications. Recently, due to the UK’s decision to exit the European Union, we have been receiving an increase in queries from British citizens seeking Irish citizenship through descent and foreign birth registration. Our office provides full advice and assistance for […]

Congratulations to our client’s who were granted humanitarian leave to remain

On behalf of Brophy Solicitor’s, we wish to congratulate our client’s Ms Tatiana Prochukhan and her daughter’s Maria and Nadezda Prochukhan who have recently been granted humanitarian leave to remain in Ireland. We have been representing our client’s in their case seeking humanitarian leave to remain since September 2011 and […]

Visas Under Directive 2004/38/EC and the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015

There continues to be substantial delays in the issuance of visas to family members of EU citizens under Directive 2004/38/EC and the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015. The delays are occurring in relation to applications from both “qualifying family members” such as spouses, children and dependant parents […]

What is required in order to be granted a De Facto Partnership Visa?

1) Criteria all sponsors and applicants must meet in order to qualify According to the Policy Document on Non-EEA Family Reunification a de facto partnership (whether heterosexual or same sex) must have existed in a relationship akin to marriage including cohabitation for 2 years prior to application for family reunification. […]

Reform of the Asylum System: Progress 10 months on

On the 30th June 2015 the Working Group on Direct Provision, published its report detailing 173 recommended improvements and required changes to the asylum system in Ireland. This was the first fundamental review of the asylum process and Direct Provision in Ireland since their inception. The Government committed to prioritising […]