Irish Immigration Blog

New Student Visa Regime (January 2011)

In early January, our immigration team reported on an increase in queries on the new student visa regime, that was one of the topics of our seminar back in November. NEW STUDENT VISA REGIME This week we have been receiving a large number of queries concerning the new Student Visa […]

A Mixed Bag: Delays, Caselaw Update and Update on ‘Sham’ Marriage case

In our weekly update before the Christmas break, we looked ahead to the New Year and issues that we want to address then, including delays in decisions on family reunion and humanitarian leave to remain applications. We also had some helpful caselaw to update you on.  MIXED BAG: DELAYS, CASELAW […]

De Facto Relationships with Irish Citizens (December 2010)

In the middle of December, our immigration team gave some guidelines on  what applicants must show in order to establish a de facto relationship with an Irish citizen. This may be of interest to applicants who are not married but are in a settled relationship with an Irish national. DE […]

Successes! Visas for spouses of non-EEA national (November 2010)

    We were pleased to report in our weekly update in November some successes! We had several visas granted to spouses of non-EEA nationals and we explained here some of the issues to be addressed in any application. VISA FOR SPOUSE OF NON-EEA NATIONAL SUCCESS Many people come to […]

Sham marriage? (November 2010)

Unfortunately, this topic has regularly featured in our weekly updates. In mid November, our clients were notified less than two hours before their marriage that it was suspected of being a ‘marriage of convenience’. Our weekly update, posted below, was on the topic of so-called sham marriages. We have subsequently […]