The Immigration Blog

UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES DRAFT IMMIGRATION BILL GUARANTEEING RIGHT OF IRISH CITIZENS TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE UK POST BREXIT

Last month, the UK Government published the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, which provides the legislative basis for ending EU free movement arrangements in the UK once the Brexit transition period has expired. The Bill aims to......

RENEWAL OF RESIDENCE PERMISSION FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE THE STATE DURING COVID-19

We have received a number of queries from clients who are currently outside the State, and concerned they may not be able to return to Ireland within the period of their current permission due to the current travel restrictions. Further queries relate to clients who need to leave the State after the expiry of their current permission. We have sought clarification from INIS regarding the position of such persons.......

VISA APPLICATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

In a recent blog article, we confirmed that on the 21st March 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery (formerly INIS) announced the temporary suspension of the normal visa application procedures. It was confirmed that there would some very important exceptions to the suspension would be permitted, as follows;...........

NOTICE REGARDING AUTOMATIC EXTENSIONS OF RESIDENCE PERMISSION

The Department has published an important notice to all persons in the State with a current valid permission due to expire from 20/3/2020 to 20/5/2020, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive). The notice confirms that the residence permissions will be automatically renewed for a two month period, on the same basis as the existing permission and with the same condition.......

NOTICE REGARDING RE-OPENING OF BERKELEY SOLICITORS

Berkeley Solicitors has reopened on the 30th March 2020, following a temporary closure. Our phone lines will be open from 9 am to 12 midday, Monday to Friday. If you wish to contact us outside of these times, please email us and we will revert as soon as possible.......

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SUSPENSION OF NORMAL VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE DUE TO COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS

On the 21st March 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery (formerly INIS) announced the temporary suspension of the normal visa application procedures. This suspension is due to commence on the 20th March 2020, and applies to all new visa applications. The Department has further stated as follows:

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF RESIDENCE PERMISSIONS FOR TWO MONTH PERIOD

On the 20thMarch 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery (formerly INIS) made an important announcement regarding the automatic extension of some non-national’s residence permissions. The ISD confirmed that any residence permission due to expire between the 20th March 2020 and the 20th May 2020 will automatically be renewed for a two-month period. This means non-nationals do not have to attend the registration offices in person to extend their permission in the usual way.

NOTICE REGARDING TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BERKELEY SOLICITORS DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS

Berkeley Solicitors have temporarily closed the office due to the Covid 19 crisis. The temporary closure is from close of business Thursday the 19th March 2020 to Monday the 30th March 2020. This difficult decision has been made for the safety and protection of our staff and our clients, and in an attempt to adhere to  the national guidance for Covid-19. During the period of the temporary office closure, we will continue to notify all clients of any correspondence received on their case.

The Immigration Blog

UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES DRAFT IMMIGRATION BILL GUARANTEEING RIGHT OF IRISH CITIZENS TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE UK POST BREXIT

Last month, the UK Government published the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, which provides the legislative basis for ending EU free movement arrangements in the UK once the Brexit transition period has expired. The Bill aims to......

RENEWAL OF RESIDENCE PERMISSION FOR PERSONS OUTSIDE THE STATE DURING COVID-19

We have received a number of queries from clients who are currently outside the State, and concerned they may not be able to return to Ireland within the period of their current permission due to the current travel restrictions. Further queries relate to clients who need to leave the State after the expiry of their current permission. We have sought clarification from INIS regarding the position of such persons.......

VISA APPLICATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

In a recent blog article, we confirmed that on the 21st March 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery (formerly INIS) announced the temporary suspension of the normal visa application procedures. It was confirmed that there would some very important exceptions to the suspension would be permitted, as follows;...........

NOTICE REGARDING AUTOMATIC EXTENSIONS OF RESIDENCE PERMISSION

The Department has published an important notice to all persons in the State with a current valid permission due to expire from 20/3/2020 to 20/5/2020, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive). The notice confirms that the residence permissions will be automatically renewed for a two month period, on the same basis as the existing permission and with the same condition.......

NOTICE REGARDING RE-OPENING OF BERKELEY SOLICITORS

Berkeley Solicitors has reopened on the 30th March 2020, following a temporary closure. Our phone lines will be open from 9 am to 12 midday, Monday to Friday. If you wish to contact us outside of these times, please email us and we will revert as soon as possible.......

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SUSPENSION OF NORMAL VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE DUE TO COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS

On the 21st March 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery (formerly INIS) announced the temporary suspension of the normal visa application procedures. This suspension is due to commence on the 20th March 2020, and applies to all new visa applications. The Department has further stated as follows:

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF RESIDENCE PERMISSIONS FOR TWO MONTH PERIOD

On the 20thMarch 2020, the Immigration Service Delivery (formerly INIS) made an important announcement regarding the automatic extension of some non-national’s residence permissions. The ISD confirmed that any residence permission due to expire between the 20th March 2020 and the 20th May 2020 will automatically be renewed for a two-month period. This means non-nationals do not have to attend the registration offices in person to extend their permission in the usual way.

NOTICE REGARDING TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BERKELEY SOLICITORS DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS

Berkeley Solicitors have temporarily closed the office due to the Covid 19 crisis. The temporary closure is from close of business Thursday the 19th March 2020 to Monday the 30th March 2020. This difficult decision has been made for the safety and protection of our staff and our clients, and in an attempt to adhere to  the national guidance for Covid-19. During the period of the temporary office closure, we will continue to notify all clients of any correspondence received on their case.