IRELAND – Smart-Card System to Cause Processing Delays

As the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) is still working on implementing the newly created smart-card system, applicants can expect continued delays in the processing of their multiple-entry visas. The smart cards, which contain biometric data and are issued to… Read more »

IRELAND – New Smart Cards to be Required for Foreign Registrants

As of May 12th, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has begun implementing a new system of foreign national registration. The GNIB will be issuing new smart cards (Certificate of Registration) that contain biometric data for any foreign nationals registering… Read more »

IRELAND – Significant New Changes in Employment Permit Legislation Ahead

The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has published the Employment Permits (Amendments) Bill which, when enacted, will introduce new Employment Permit categories and update some existing classifications. What Are The Main Changes? The new law will provide nine… Read more »