Irish Immigration Blog

Next Steps for Spouses of Students granted Stamp 4 under the 2004 Student Probationary Extension

Legally resident spouses of students granted a Stamp 4 Immigration permission on the Conclusion of the 2004 Student Probationary Extension are now being considered by the INIS for an extension of their immigration permission. Applicants will be required to complete the application form and statutory declaration available on the INIS website. The […]

“A hundred thousand welcomes”- Ireland’s Dismal Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

Tomorrow Saturday, the 5th of September, has been declared a Day of Action in solidarity with refugees seeking refuge in Europe, as the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War unfolds before our eyes. At present Ireland has agreed with the European Commission to accept a quota of just 600 […]

High Court Grants Injunction Preventing Deportation to Malawi

On the 27th July, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan granted the application for interlocutory relief preventing the deportation of a family of four to Malawi. The injunction was granted to restrain their deportation pending the outcome of an appeal of the orders refusing subsidiary protection and issuance of a deportation order. […]

Visas For Family Members Pursuant to EU Treaty Rights Explained

As of September 2013, visa applications under Directive 2004/38/EC or “Free Movement Directive”, have been handled within the Department of Justice separately from applications considered under national law. The most important thing for anyone applying for a visa under the Free Movement Directive is their ability to prove that they […]

Family Reunification – Applications for Parental Migration

The Irish Naturalization and Immigration Services Policy Guidelines on Family Reunification  (December 2013) refers to applications when one person (an Irish citizen or resident) seeks to sponsor a non EEA member of their family. The guidelines make specific reference to cases where the Irish citizen is a child under 18 […]