The Immigration Blog
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An article in the Sunday Times, dated 17th January 2021 states that as of the 31st December 2020, more than 6,000 people had been waiting for over two years for their certificate of naturalisation in the State. This article states that many of the applicants awaiting a determination are healthcare workers, whose careers have been affected by the inordinate delay by the Department of Justice.
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On 15th January 2021, the Department of Justice published an updated notice regarding the submission of certain immigration applications during Covid-19 restrictions. The notice confirms that as a temporary measure between Monday 18th January 2021 and Friday 30th April 2021, both EU Treaty Rights and Domestic Residence applications can be submitted by email with copies of supporting documentation.
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On 18th January 2021, the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced a new temporary process for the granting of citizenship during Covid-19 restrictions. In normal circumstances, successful applicants are required to attend a citizenship ceremony in order to obtain a certificate of nationality. However, citizenship ceremonies have been suspended since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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On the 8th January 2021, the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the matter of Shishu & Anor -v- Minister for Justice and Equality. The decision of Mr Justice Barrett of the High Court was upheld, in finding against the Minister in her determination of Mr Shishu’s application for his brother’s residence in the State on the basis of dependency and membership of an EU citizen’s household, where the EU citizen is validly exercising EU Treaty Rights in the State.
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In an article of the 21st December 2020, the Irish Times reported on an important decision of the Supreme Court in the Subhan and Ali case, in which our office is acting as the solicitors for the appellants......
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On the 8th of December 2020, the Supreme Court gave Judgements in the cases “A -v- The Minister for Justice and Equality (MJE) & Ors”, “S and S -v- MJE & Ors,” and thirdly “I.I (Nigeria) -v- MJE & Ors”.
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On 23rd December 2020 the ISD published the Minister’s new scheme in relation to Non-EEA Family Members of UK Citizens intending to reside in the State from 1st January 2021 onwards. The rights of British citizens to reside in Ireland remains unchanged. The rights of family reunification with Non-EEA family members has now changed dramatically.
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On 22nd December 2020, the Minister for Justice and Equality published a notice announcing a further temporary extension of immigration and international protection permissions. This extension applies to immigration and international protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 21st January 2021 and 20th April 2021. It applies to all persons........