- Residence Permission
- EU Treaty Rights
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- De Facto Relationship with an Irish National
- Non EEA Parents of Irish Citizen Children
- Family Members of Non EEA National Sponsors
- Change of Status Applications
- Dependent Parent Applications
- Humanitarian Leave To Remain
- The Deportation Process
- Family Reunification (Refugees)
- Subsidiary Protection
- Employment Permits
- Long Term Residency
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- Start Up Entrepreneur Programme
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- Without Condition As To Time
The Immigration Blog
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Berkeley Solicitors has been informed from a number of clients that are submitting visa applications via VFS centres that their original documents are not being retained for the processing of their applications. We have recently received confirmation that VFS staff act on behalf of the Department of Justice in accessing original documents for the purposes of visa applications. We are advised that staff at the VFS centres assess the
https://berkeleysolicitors.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Berkeley-Solicitors.png 324 358 berkeleysolicitors https://berkeleysolicitors.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Berkeley-Solicitors-1.png berkeleysolicitors2022-10-03 17:10:592022-10-03 17:10:59BERKELEY SOLICITORS VOTED ONE OF IRELAND’S BEST LAW FIRMS 2023
The Irish Independent published the list of Ireland’s Best Law Firms 2023 on the 2nd October 2022. The list was compiled following a peer-to-peer survey of more than 1,000 legal professionals. Berkeley Solicitors are delighted to have been voted one the best law firms in Ireland for 2023. This is the second year in a row Berkeley Solicitors have been included in the list, in the category of Human Rights and Immigration.
https://berkeleysolicitors.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COURT-OF-APPEAL-DECISION-ON-REFUSAL-OF-NATURALISATION-BASED-ON-GOOD-CHARACTER-ARISING-FROM-ROAD-TRAFFIC-OFFENCES.jpg 330 620 berkeleysolicitors https://berkeleysolicitors.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Berkeley-Solicitors-1.png berkeleysolicitors2022-09-29 16:43:312022-09-29 17:04:14MINISTER HELEN MCENTEE ANSWERS PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION REGARDING PROCESSING TIMES FOR NATURALISATION APPLICATIONS IN THE STATE
Minister Helen McEntee recently answered a parliamentary question in relation to the processing times for naturalization applications in the State. Deputy Bernard J Durkan asked the Minister to confirm the number of naturalization applications that had been received by the Department of Justice during the period of 1st January 2022 to 31st March 2022, how many of those had been granted, and the expected processing time for those that had yet to be determined. The Minister acknowledged the importance that naturalization applications hold for applicants, and highlighted that the Department of Justice continued to accept applications throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The applicants, who are long standing clients of Berkeley Solicitors, first issued proceedings in 2016 to challenge the Minister’s refusal of an EU residence card to the non-EEA national cousin of a British citizen in 2015. The Minster had refused the residence card application on the basis that evidence had not been provided that the EU citizen was the “head of the household”. The Subhan and Ali case became the test case for many other applicants also challenging the Minister’s decisions relating to the interpretation of term “members of the household of the union citizen” in the context of Directive 2004/38/EC.
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Berkeley Solicitors has recently received confirmation from the Department of Justice that the day a person leaves and returns to the State are not considered a day absent from the State when calculating absences for naturalisation applications.
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On April 22nd 2022, the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, announced the extension of the 5-year, multi entry, short-stay visa option to all visa required countries. A multi entry visa permits the visa holder to travel to Ireland on a number of occasions during the dates shown on the visa. Prior to this, Ireland had offered 1 year, 2 year and 3-year multi entry visas. The option of a 5-year multi-entry visa was only available to Chinese passport holders; a measure which was introduced on the 1st of July 2019.
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It has now been five months since the Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of the 4th March 2022 and since the Department of Justice commenced granting Temporary Protection for persons fleeing the conflict in Ukraine in accordance with Section 60 of International Protection Act of 2015. Currently, the Minister still has yet to open the Register of Non Nationals to Ukrainians and holders of temporary protection.
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On 22nd July 2022, Ms. Justice Donnelly of the Civil Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the case of H.A. v. The Minister for Justice. The Minister for Justice appealed to the Court of Appeal following the Judgment in favour of the applicant in the High Court. H.A. is a national of Somalia who was granted refugee status in the State by the Minister on 9th July 2019. On 11th June 2020, H.A. submitted a request for her husband, niece and nephew to join her in the State on the ground of family reunification under section 56 of the International Protection Act. H.A.’s request was granted for her husband and rejected for her niece and nephew.