Irish Immigration Blog

STATELESS STATUS IN IRELAND

We were pleased to see the media interest over the weekend in our landmark case concerning the first stateless declaration in Ireland; http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/ireland-gives-legal-status-to-first-stateless-resident-1.1742516 http://www.thejournal.ie/stateless-man-1386549-Mar2014/ We hope this case will help other persons in Ireland who are Stateless and trying to gain legal status, stateless travel documents and naturalization.

WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A CONTRACT SERVICE PROVIDER WORK PERMIT?

We have recently advised on a complex query in relation to contract service provider work permits.  Our client is a foreign company who was seeking to make an application on behalf of three non-EEA nationals due to come to Ireland to complete work under a contract service provider agreement. The […]

STAMP 0 UPDATE

I refer to our blog posts that referred to confusion around the introduction of Stamp 0. As previously noted, we wrote to the Department in order to seek express clarification in this regard and I am happy to confirm we have received a helpful response. The letter notes that Stamp […]

UPDATE – GOOD NEWS ON WORK PERMIT APPLICATION

Many clients have attended our offices recently and expressed concern about how difficult it is to secure a work permit at present. We are pleased to report however that we recently received another positive decision in a work permit application.  Our client has been in the State since 20007 and […]

THE URGENT NEED FOR REFORM OF DIRECT PROVISION SYSTEM

With significant immigration reform promised for 2014, most specifically with respect to the Immigration, Residence, and Protection Bill, many have called for changes to the State’s direct provision system. Direct provision is a system designed to provide for the welfare of asylum seekers and their families on a “no choice” […]

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