Irish Immigration Blog

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE START UP ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAMME

The Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence recently announced significant changes to the Start Up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) that is operated by the Department of Justice.  The most significant changes to the scheme include a reduction in the minimum investment required from €75,000 to €50,000. Where more than one principal […]

NATURALISATION APPLICATIONS ON BEHALF OF MINORS

Recently we have achieved successful outcomes in varied naturalisation applications, including individuals who entered the state as minors, and applications based on Irish association. The Laws governing citizenship in Ireland are set out in the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 as amended by the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act […]

PUBLICATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT PERMITS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2014

On the 23rd of April 2014, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation published the Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014. The legislation proposes significant changes to the existing work permit regime.  The new legislation seeks to update the provisions for employment permit schemes in line with policy and economic developments […]

INIS ISSUES NOTICE REGARDING CESSATION OF REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS LINKED TO CERTAIN COLLEGES

A new notice on the INIS website indicates as follows: “Following on from serious allegations regarding the practices of some Colleges which offer English language education to non-EEA national students, INIS and the GNIB have suspended the issuing of visas and residence permissions to non-EEA nationals seeking to enroll as […]

ATYPICAL WORKING SCHEME

We have recently dealt with a number of queries that relate to the applicability of the Atypical Working Scheme.  This scheme was introduced on the 2nd of September 2013 as a pilot scheme in agreement and cooperation with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The scheme is under the […]

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