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 Covid-19 Information about Immigration and International Protection

*Important: Only the most recently published notices are listed below.  For the full list of notices published on this website please see the Updates and Announcements section.

 

Notice 1 | Impact of COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

27 April 2020 (FAQ document updated 30 September 2020: The Sections affected are detailed within the latest FAQ document)

Keep up to date with the latest information on Immigration and International Protection during the Covid-19 pandemic in the new dedicated COVID-19 Updates and Announcements area. In this area you will find notices on the various arrangements to address issues brought about by the pandemic.

A Frequently Asked Questions document about the impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and International Protection has also been published. You can read more here...  For the current health advice, including information on self-isolation requirements on arrival in Ireland, visit: Irish Health Service COVID-19 Advice Page.

 

Notice 2 | Single Person Committee of Inquiry set up to review refusals of Irish Citizenship where National Security concerns arise

30 September 2020

A Single Person Committee of Inquiry has been established where people, whose application for a naturalisation certificate (also known as Citizenship) was refused, in whole or in part, on National Security Concerns, can apply for a decision on the disclosure of the information relied on in refusing their application.

Retired Judge John Hedigan will serve as the Member of the new Single Person Committee.

Reviews of the material upon which the decision to refuse to grant a certificate of naturalisation was made will only be carried out for decisions that took place after 30 September 2020. Read the full details of the notice here…

 

Notice 3 | Visa Services

25 September 2020

Recently we announced a limited resumption of visa processing services from Monday 22nd June. This notice contains updated information to inform Visa Applicants about the current Visa Application Processing situation. Read the full details of the notice here… 

 

Notice 4 | Students on Stamp 2 permissions

25 September 2020

In March 2020 we announced a temporary change to the number of hours students were allowed to work as part of their Immigration Conditions. This is changing and students will be limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week so as to concentrate efforts on their study course. Students must also be enrolled on a course of study.  See the full details of this notice here…

 

25 September 2020

In March 2020 we announced a temporary change to the number of hours students were allowed to work as part of their Immigration Conditions. This is changing and students will be limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week so as to concentrate efforts on their study course. Students must also be enrolled on a course of study.  See the full details of this notice here…

 

Notice 5 | Minister announces further temporary extension of Immigration and International Protection permissions

18 September 2020

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 and supplements all previous extension notices. This is the fifth, and expected to be the final, extension of permissions implemented since the outset of the pandemic and the longest granted.

In light of the uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, the following notice applies to all persons with a current valid permission due to expire from 20th September 2020 to 20th January 2021, whether pursuant to domestic law or powers of the Minister, or Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).

All such permissions that are due to expire from 20th September 2020 - 20th January 2021 are automatically renewed by the Minister to the 20th January 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. In relation to persons with existing permission under Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive), the automatic renewal is subject to the requirement that the person is complying with the requirements of the Directive.

Any permission that was renewed by the previous notices which therefore has a new expiry date between 20th September 2020 and 20th January 2021 is automatically renewed by this notice until 20th January 2021.

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie, and renewal applications will continue to be accepted.

Registrations outside of the Dublin area are processed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau through the Garda Station network.  Information on the contact details for all the registration offices outside Dublin is available at: https://www.garda.ie/en/about-us/our-departments/office-of-corporate-communications/news-media/reopening-of-registration-offices.html.     

Please Note: This notice provides the necessary time to make arrangements with the Immigration Service in Dublin or An Garda Síochána outside Dublin to ensure registrations can be renewed in the normal way. Everyone is encouraged to do so at the earliest opportunity.

 

Notice 6 | Reopening of Registration Offices

21 August 2020

Having closed to consider the revised public health guidance issued earlier this week, the Dublin area Registration Office at Burgh Quay will re-open for first-time registrations with effect from 24th August, by appointment.  All appointments which have been issued for a date on or after 24th August will be honoured, and the office will operate with strict social distancing measures in place to protect our staff and customers.

The Registration Offices outside Dublin (previously opened) will also reopen on 24th August 2020.  Appointments issued for a date after this will proceed with social distancing measures in place.

All renewals in the Dublin area are now being processed online only and the system has been available for all applicants since 20 July 2020 at https://inisonline.jahs.ie, and renewal applications will continue to be accepted and processed.

If you have any questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions document.

 

Older notices are available on the Updates and Announcements section

 

 

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