Irish Immigration Blog

Recognition of Divorces in Ireland

Many of our clients seek advice regarding the legality of divorces acquired outside of Ireland.  The legality of foreign divorces can often be quite a complicated point of law. In some cases, a declaration to confirm the validity of the divorce is required. This must be sought through the family […]

PUBLICATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT PERMITS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2014

On the 23rd of April 2014, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation published the Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014. The legislation proposes significant changes to the existing work permit regime.  The new legislation seeks to update the provisions for employment permit schemes in line with policy and economic developments […]

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION UPDATE: IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAMME

We have received several queries from prospective investors looking for information on the Immigrant Investor Programme that was introduced by the Department in July 2013.  The purpose of the Immigrant Investor Programme is to enable non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to an approved investment in Ireland to acquire […]

Immigrant investor update: Start-up Entrepreneur Programme

We have recently had several queries in relation to the Start-Up Entrepreneur Programme, introduced by the Department of Justice in 2013. This Programme enables non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to high potential start-up business in Ireland to acquire secure residency status in Ireland.  Applicants must fulfill certain criteria […]

EUROPEAN COURT RULES PERIODS IN PRISON CANNOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PURPOSES OF ACQUISITION OF A PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

Cases C -378/12 and C-400/12 Nnamdi Onuekwere v Secretary for the Home Department, Secretary of State for the Home Department v G Case C-378/12 Mr Onuekwere’s application for a permanent residence permit was dismissed on the basis that his time spent in prison was not applicable to considerations regarding the […]

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