Ireland – Online Appointment System to be Launched in the Fall

Posted on July 22, 2016

An online appointment system will be launched this fall to allow foreign nationals to register an appointment with the immigration authorities.  Foreign nationals who plan to stay in Ireland for longer than three months, must register with the immigration authorities… Read more »

IRELAND – Recent Immigration Developments

Posted on February 26, 2016

The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has implemented a new online status inquiry facility for checking the status of employment permit applications. There have also been some changes to the highly skilled Eligible List and Ineligible List. Finally,… Read more »

IRELAND – Minimum Salary Increases

Posted on January 8, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the statutory minimum wage in Ireland increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour, which equates to a new annual minimum salary of €18,556 per year (based on a 39 hour working week). Who is affected? This… Read more »

IRELAND – Queue Management Measures at Dublin Immigration Office

Posted on October 2, 2015

Effective September 30, 2015, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) in Burgh Quay, Dublin, is implementing organizational changes to reduce the queuing time for applicants seeking to register their immigration status. What Are The Changes? New registrations at the GNIB… Read more »

IRELAND – Updated Requirements to Temporary Residency Card Extensions

Posted on September 25, 2015

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has announced that more foreign workers must apply for a temporary extension of their GNIB residency card while their renewal permit is being processed due to delayed employment permit processing times at the Department… Read more »

IRELAND –Travel within EU/EEA Permitted with New Irish Passport Card

Posted on September 25, 2015

Irish nationals who are over the age of 18 and who hold a valid Irish passport will be eligible for the new Passport Card beginning September 28, 2015. The new card can be used as an identification document, to travel… Read more »

IRELAND – Additional Occupations Added to Skills-Shortage List

Posted on September 4, 2015

Ireland’s Employment Permit Act which contains the list of ineligible occupations and the shortage-occupations skills list was recently amended and these changes took effect on September 1st, 2015. The Irish labour market has been experiencing a shortage in certain occupations… Read more »

IRELAND – Registration for Fast-Track Employment Permits Now Open for Approved Companies

Posted on May 22, 2015

Approved companies are now able to register for Ireland’s Trusted Partner Initiative (TPI), which grants them fast-track employment permit application service. These companies will benefit from a streamlined application process with reduced document submission requirements and faster turnaround on applications…. Read more »

IRELAND – Foreign Accountants are Given New Qualification Standards

Posted on May 15, 2015

Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation is now requiring proof of qualifications of foreign nationals that are applying for employment permits. Their degree or certification must be approved by a relevant Irish entity. The following are nine Irish regulatory… Read more »

IRELAND – More Extensive Stamp 4 Application Requirements for Certain Applicants

Posted on March 13, 2015

Beginning April 1st, holders of Green Cards or Critical Skills Employment Permits who apply for a Stamp 4 must submit more extensive proof of their two years of employment in Ireland to the Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation… Read more »