Irish Immigration Blog

Change of Immigration Status Applications – Part 2

Following on from last weeks’ immigration blog which focused on applications for change of status pursuant to s.4 (7) Immigration Act 2004 from person’s whose immigration permission has expired and have become undocumented. This week’s blog focuses on person’s applications for a change of status that never had any permission […]

Change of Immigration Status Applications – Part 1

The Minister for Justice has recently published general guidelines on who is permissible to apply for a change of immigration status. The recent guidance states that it is only possible to apply for a renewal or variation in immigration permission under Section 4(7) of the Immigration Act 2004 when the […]

“Minimum Income Threshold” criteria challenged this week in the ground-breaking UK Supreme Court case of MM and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department

This week the hearing of the highly controversial and ground breaking case took place in the UK Supreme Court case of MM and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department.  The ruling of this Supreme Court case will bear consequential and long lasting ramifications for spouses, civil partners, […]

Is an end in sight to the Surrinder Singh route loophole in the UK?

In conjunction with the introduction of The European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 in Ireland which makes changes to the assessment of qualified and permitted family members of an EU citizen already discussed in our blog. An article this week in the Guardian UK entitled “Draft EU rules […]

The European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015

  New EU Regulations commenced on the 1st February 2016. The new European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 will revoke the Regulations of 2006 with exception to a listed number of transitional arrangements. The webpage of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services (INIS) has announced that applications for […]

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