Ireland – Temporary Suspension of Visa Applications for Visa Required Nationals

Posted on February 10, 2021

As of January 29, 2021, visa applications are currently not being accepted from visa required countries until further notice due to COVID-19.  The list of visa required countries may be found here. Exceptions are granted to visa required nationals for… Read more »

Ireland – Online Renewal of Immigration Registration Available

Posted on July 20, 2020

The online Registration Renewal System for immigration registration has been extended to all Dublin-based non-EEA nationals seeking to renew their immigration registration. The renewal registration process will involve completing an online form, uploading supporting documents, paying a fee and then… Read more »

Ireland – PAYE Obligations Revised

Posted on December 20, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, short term business visitors will have a new rule to oblige to determine whether a payroll obligation exists.  An application will no longer be required for submission on PAYE if the following conditions are met: Foreign… Read more »

Ireland – Upcoming Changes in 2020

Posted on August 2, 2019

The Review of Economic Migration Policy recommended the following changes to take effect January 1, 2020: Amendment of the Labor Market Needs Test (LMNT) for the General Employment Permit to extend its duration of advertisement from two to four weeks…. Read more »

Ireland– Abolition of Re-entry Visa System Announced

Posted on April 29, 2019

Effective May 13, 2019, visa-required nationals holding a valid Irish Resident Permit (IRP) card or GNIB card will no longer require a re-entry visa to leave and return to Ireland. An IRP or GNIB card and passport will be sufficient… Read more »

Ireland– Changes to employment permits system to address labor shortages in key sectors

Posted on April 8, 2019

Effective April 22, 2019, changes have been announced to the Critical Skills List of Occupations and the Ineligible List of Occupations, following the first bi-annual review of 2019. The changes include an allowance of an extra 300 workers in the… Read more »

Ireland – Spouse or Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder Can Work Without Employment Permit

Posted on March 11, 2019

Effective March 6, 2019, the spouses and de facto partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) holders can access the Irish labour market without first obtaining an Employment Permit. In addition, on April 1, 2019 a new preclearance policy will… Read more »

Ireland – New PAYE Obligations

Posted on January 11, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2019, employers must now report payroll information to Revenue at the time employees are paid. The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system is a method of tax deduction under which an employer calculates and deducts any income… Read more »

Ireland – Immigration authorities announce closure of appointment system for re-entry visas

Posted on August 23, 2018

Effective September 3, 2018, the online appointment booking service for visa-required nationals seeking re-entry visas from the Re-entry Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) will cease to operate. All applications must be submitted by post. Any visa-required… Read more »

Ireland – Major Delays Continue for Irish Residence Permit Appointments in Dublin

Posted on July 30, 2018

There continue to be significant delays in obtaining appointments for Irish Residence Permit (IRP) registration for non-EEA nationals in Dublin. The delays are expected to persist for at least the rest of this year. The IRP Office in Dublin has… Read more »