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IMMIGRATION SERVICE DELIVERY ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF PERMISSION APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL 20TH MAY 2020

Immigration Service Delivery issued a new notice on 27th April 2020 confirming that a number of change of permission applications may be submitted electronically on a temporary basis until 20th May 2020. This is a positive development for any clients who wish to submit an application for change of permission and who fall within the categories listed in the notice.

HIGH COURT DECISION ON REFUSAL OF EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FOR TRAINEE ACCOUNTANT

On 25th March 2020, Mr Justice Heslin delivered his judgment in Julia Olivera Rodriguez v The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Ms Rodriguez’s application for an Employment Permit for the role of Trainee Accountant was refused by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on the basis that the position of Trainee Accountant does not fall within the list of eligible categories of employment, as set out in the Employment Permits Regulations, 2017. Ms Rodriguez challenged this decision in the High Court, arguing that the Minister had been incorrect in this finding and that the role of ‘Accountant’ should be interpreted to include those training for the position, as is the case in the UK.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS EXCLUDED FROM PRIORITY EXCEPTIONS TO THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA APPLICATIONS

Irish healthcare workers have shared their experiences of being on the frontline during this Covid-19 Pandemic in a recently published Irish Times Article. Particularly worrying to us here at Berkeley Solicitors, was the experience of the Medical Registrar in the State during Covid-19. We would question the Department’s policy of prohibiting family members of healthcare workers to apply for visas to travel to the State.

IMPORTANT POLICY AFFECTING PERSONS CURRENTLY HOLDING ENTRY VISAS FOR IRELAND

The Minister for Justice has issued a set of temporary measures in relation to Covid-19, one of which relates to persons who have been granted visa applications to enter Ireland but have been unable to travel to the state due to travel restrictions in this global pandemic.

IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL 20TH MAY 2020

We are happy to see that INIS has issued a new notice on the 15th April 2020 confirming that EU Treaty Rights and Domestic applications can be submitted by email until the 20th May 2020 as a temporary measure. The notice confirms as follows:

UPDATED GUIDANCE FROM IMMIGRATION SERVICE DELIVERY ON THE OPERATION OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES DURING COVID-19

Immigration Service Delivery have published an updated set of frequently asked questions in relation to the delivery of immigration services during the ongoing Covid -19 crisis on 15th April 2020.

CALLS FOR SYSTEM OF REGULARISATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN IRELAND

There have been numerous calls in recent weeks from many NGOs, advocates and community groups for a system of regularisation of undocumented people in Ireland. The coalition of business leaders, trade unions and community groups are seeking “urgent regularisation” of undocumented workers, many of whom are in frontline essential sectors.

BERKELEY SOLICITORS HAS RE OPENED

Berkeley Solicitors has reopened following a temporary closure of the office due to the Covid 19 crisis. From the 14th April 2020, we will return to working our standard office hours from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Immigration Blog

IMMIGRATION SERVICE DELIVERY ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF PERMISSION APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL 20TH MAY 2020

Immigration Service Delivery issued a new notice on 27th April 2020 confirming that a number of change of permission applications may be submitted electronically on a temporary basis until 20th May 2020. This is a positive development for any clients who wish to submit an application for change of permission and who fall within the categories listed in the notice.

HIGH COURT DECISION ON REFUSAL OF EMPLOYMENT PERMIT FOR TRAINEE ACCOUNTANT

On 25th March 2020, Mr Justice Heslin delivered his judgment in Julia Olivera Rodriguez v The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Ms Rodriguez’s application for an Employment Permit for the role of Trainee Accountant was refused by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on the basis that the position of Trainee Accountant does not fall within the list of eligible categories of employment, as set out in the Employment Permits Regulations, 2017. Ms Rodriguez challenged this decision in the High Court, arguing that the Minister had been incorrect in this finding and that the role of ‘Accountant’ should be interpreted to include those training for the position, as is the case in the UK.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS EXCLUDED FROM PRIORITY EXCEPTIONS TO THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA APPLICATIONS

Irish healthcare workers have shared their experiences of being on the frontline during this Covid-19 Pandemic in a recently published Irish Times Article. Particularly worrying to us here at Berkeley Solicitors, was the experience of the Medical Registrar in the State during Covid-19. We would question the Department’s policy of prohibiting family members of healthcare workers to apply for visas to travel to the State.

IMPORTANT POLICY AFFECTING PERSONS CURRENTLY HOLDING ENTRY VISAS FOR IRELAND

The Minister for Justice has issued a set of temporary measures in relation to Covid-19, one of which relates to persons who have been granted visa applications to enter Ireland but have been unable to travel to the state due to travel restrictions in this global pandemic.

IMMIGRATION APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL 20TH MAY 2020

We are happy to see that INIS has issued a new notice on the 15th April 2020 confirming that EU Treaty Rights and Domestic applications can be submitted by email until the 20th May 2020 as a temporary measure. The notice confirms as follows:

UPDATED GUIDANCE FROM IMMIGRATION SERVICE DELIVERY ON THE OPERATION OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES DURING COVID-19

Immigration Service Delivery have published an updated set of frequently asked questions in relation to the delivery of immigration services during the ongoing Covid -19 crisis on 15th April 2020.

CALLS FOR SYSTEM OF REGULARISATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN IRELAND

There have been numerous calls in recent weeks from many NGOs, advocates and community groups for a system of regularisation of undocumented people in Ireland. The coalition of business leaders, trade unions and community groups are seeking “urgent regularisation” of undocumented workers, many of whom are in frontline essential sectors.

BERKELEY SOLICITORS HAS RE OPENED

Berkeley Solicitors has reopened following a temporary closure of the office due to the Covid 19 crisis. From the 14th April 2020, we will return to working our standard office hours from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.