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The Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS) was established in 2005 in order to provide a ‘one stop shop’ in relation to asylum, immigration, citizenship and visas. The INIS is responsible for administering the administrative functions of the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to asylum, immigration (including Visas) and citizenship matters. The INIS also facilitates a whole of government approach to immigration and asylum issues which enables a more efficient service to be provided in these areas.
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News and Events

 

Ministers O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald announce Government approval of reforms to the student immigration system for international education

25th May, 2015

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today announced that the Government has approved the implementation of a series of reforms to the student immigration system for international education, in response to concerning practices within certain parts of the sector and a number of English language college closures. Read the full statement here.

 

Ireland responds positively to EU call for Action on Migration

13th May, 2015

Minister Fitzgerald announces plans to resettle additional 300 vulnerable people in response to European Commission proposals on Migration.  Read the Minister's Press Release.

 

Statement by the Department of Justice and Equality on reform of the English Language sector

12th May, 2015

The recent closure of a number of private English language colleges has again highlighted the wholly unacceptable manner in which part of our international education industry has been operating.  It is self-evident that for some of the businesses in this sector, the primary service on sale is the facilitation of immigration and educational courses are a means of delivering that.  Many of the students and teachers unfortunately become innocent victims of these disreputable enterprises.  Prospective students are strongly advised to carefully consider the college at which they are seeking to enrol.  Read the full statement here.

 

Dublin Citizenship Ceremony in July 2015

The next citizenship ceremonies will take place in The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 on Friday 17th July, 2015.

Candidates for Citizenship will attend the ceremonies where they will take an oath of fidelity to the nation, receive their certificate of naturalisation and thereby become Irish citizens.

 

NOTICE - Closure of National College of Business Administration

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has been made aware that National College of Business Administration (NCBA) has ceased trading.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service would like to assure students that there is no threat to your current immigration status.  All current permissions remain intact and will be fully honoured by the immigration service.

It is expected that students will make efforts to continue their studies as soon as they can and if they are seeking to stay on at the end of their current permission their study record would be an important consideration.

Where a student is seeking to renew their immigration permission at the expiry of their current permission they should note that they will be required to demonstrate that they have enrolled on a new course at a new college.  This should be done in good time prior to the expiry of your permission.

For students whose permission is due to expire shortly they can renew in the normal way.

For students who have not yet registered with the Garda National Immigration Bureau the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service will allow those students up to the end of June 2015 to make alternative arrangements for study.

Any student who arrives at a port of entry with a valid visa or letter of enrolment for National College of Business Administration (NCBA) issued prior to 1 May 2015 will be permitted to land.  This will allow students to pursue the college for any refund owing to them.  The students should however be informed that they will not be registered with the immigration authorities to attend NCBA and should be instructed to make alternative arrangements.

NOTE: Students seeking registration at alternative colleges are strongly advised to carefully consider the college at which they are seeking to enrol. Students should fully satisfy themselves of the Protection for Learner arrangements in place at the college and should seek details of those arrangements in writing.

 

NOTICE - Closure of Modern Educational Centre

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has been made aware that Modern Educational Centre (MEC) has ceased trading.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service would like to assure students that there is no threat to your current immigration status. All current permissions remain intact and will be fully honoured by the immigration service.

It is expected that students will make efforts to continue their studies as soon as they can and if they are seeking to stay on at the end of their current permission their study record would be an important consideration.

Where a student is seeking to renew their immigration permission at the expiry of their current permission they should note that they will be required to demonstrate that they have enrolled on a new course at a new college. This should be done in good time prior to the expiry of your permission.

For students whose permission is due to expire shortly they can renew in the normal way.

For students who have not yet registered with the Garda National Immigration Bureau the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service will allow those students up to the end of June 2015 to make alternative arrangements for study.

Any student who arrives at a port of entry with a valid visa or letter of enrolment for Modern Educational Centre (MEC) issued prior to 1 May 2015 will be permitted to land. This will allow students to pursue the college for any refund owing to them. The students should however be informed that they will not be registered with the immigration authorities to attend MEC and should be instructed to make alternative arrangements.

NOTE: Students seeking registration at alternative colleges are strongly advised to carefully consider the college at which they are seeking to enrol. Students should fully satisfy themselves of the Protection for Learner arrangements in place at the college and should seek details of those arrangements in writing.

 

Notice regarding the making of applications for subsidiary protection by applicants for refugee status.

Further to our notice of 8 October 2014 and in light of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in the case of H.N. -v- the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Ireland and the Attorney General, the European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 426 of 2013) have been amended by the European Union (Subsidiary Protection)(Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 137 of 2015).  The 2015 Regulations give statutory effect to the following arrangements which are already in place in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC)

 
  • Any person who makes a new application for refugee status may also make an application for subsidiary protection in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC);
  • Any person who currently has an application for refugee status pending may also make an application for subsidiary protection in ORAC.

Such applications for subsidiary protection will be determined by ORAC in accordance with the provisions of the European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 426 of 2013) and will be investigated should a person’s application for refugee status be refused by the Minister for Justice and Equality.
Further information in relation to the making of applications for subsidiary protection is available on the ORAC’s website. (www. orac.ie).
A copy of the 2015 Regulations will be available on this website shortly.

 

Minister Flanagan and Minister Fitzgerald attend EU meeting on migration in the Mediterranean

20 April 2015

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today attended an extraordinary joint meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers and EU Home Affairs Ministers called in response to recent tragic events in the Mediterranean. Read the Minister's Press Release.

 

Minister Fitzgerald attends EU emergency meeting on Mediterranean migrant crisis

20 April 2015

Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, is today attending an emergency meeting of EU Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg, convened following the most recent tragic loss of life of migrants attempting to travel from North Africa to Europe. Read the Minister's Press Release

 

Return of Nigerian Nationals

Seven persons were removed from Ireland on 11th March 2015 to be returned to Lagos, Nigeria. The return was part of an operation led by Norway via Madrid to Lagos and organised through the Frontex network. Three of the returnees had been in custody for immigration-related or criminal offences.

 

Minister Fitzgerald publishes General Scheme of the International Protection Bill to reduce waiting times for asylum applicants

  • A single procedure for international protection applications to replace existing multi-layered system

  • Minister Fitzgerald: “This Bill will achieve the desired balance in treating asylum seekers with humanity and respect while ensuring more efficient immigration procedures and safeguards.”

  • New framework will enable timely and efficient protection decisions.

25 March 2015

Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, today published the General Scheme of the International Protection Bill which was approved by Government. Read the  Minister's Press Release .

 

Conclusion of 2004 Student Probationary Extension

The Student Probationary Extension introduced in August 2012 allowed eligible non-EEA national students to register for a two year probationary period. As part of the Student Probationary Extension it was indicated that at the conclusion of the two year probationary period the eligible students could apply for a Stamp 4 permission to reside in the State subject to satisfying certain conditions.

The final application form is now available on the INIS website here.  It is important that students are aware that they are not automatically entitled to Stamp 4 residence permission and that they will have to go through the application process.

 

Extension of the British-Irish Visa Scheme to India 

  • Pro tourism and business initiative allowing travel to Ireland and UK on a single visa commences in India today
  • Major boost to business visitors and tourism expected 

Monday, 9th February 2015

Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, today announced the extension of the British-Irish Visa Scheme to India.

The British-Irish Visa Scheme facilitates nationals requiring a short-stay visa to travel freely within the Common Travel Area using a single visa issued by either Ireland or the UK.

This will mean that tourists, business visitors and other eligible visitors from India will be able, for the first time, to visit both the UK and Ireland, including moving freely between north and south of the island of Ireland on a single visa. Read the Minister's Press Release.

 

Case Processing Panel : recruitment of additional panel members.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) and the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) are recruiting additional Law Graduates for its Case Processing Panel.

To enable INIS and ORAC to carry out their functions to optimum effect and to assist in the reduction of caseloads, the current Case Processing Panel of Legal Graduates (established in 2013) is being expanded and its remit extended to process applications for refugee status and to carry out other support work.  Read the full details here.

 

Immigration in Ireland – 2014

  • Report on key immigration figures
  • 2015 priorities for Immigration Service to include completion of civilianisation of border control at Dublin Airport, reform of the asylum system and an online appointment system for re-entry visa applicants
  • 42 new recruits start public service careers in Immigration Service today as part of civilianisation of border control at Dublin Airport

26 January, 2015

Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, today published the annual review of immigration related activity in Ireland for 2014. The Minister provided key immigration figures for 2014 and reported on achievements in the immigration area over the past year as well as outlining some of her priorities for 2015.  Read the Minister's Press Release.

 

Minister Fitzgerald attends 100th Citizenship Ceremony

  • Processing time for citizenship applications dramatically reduced from 31 months in 2011 to less than 6 months today
  • More than 59,000 people attend 100 Citizenship Ceremonies since June 2011

Friday 23 January 2015

In June 2011 the first Citizenship Ceremony was held in Ireland. Today a milestone was reached when the one hundredth citizenship ceremony took place.  Read the Minister's Press Release.

 

Notice for students of Leinster College

Following the closure of Leinster College, all non-EEA national students who were enrolled on programmes with Leinster College are advised that your immigration permission to reside legally in the State requires you to be enrolled on an academic programme in an appropriate college.  The purpose of this note is to advise students on what you need to do next.  Full details are available on the main Students Web Page.

 

Statement by Minister Fitzgerald and Minister O'Sullivan on Judgment of the High Court in relation to international education sector

The judgment of the High Court today in the case brought by the National Employee Development and Training Centre and Academic Bridge is being examined by the Departments of Justice and Equality, and Education and Skills.  Read the Ministers Minister's Press Release.

 

Statement by the Department of Justice and Equality on Shelbourne College

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service has today been informed that Shelbourne College is seeking to enter voluntary liquidation. The college will now be immediately removed from the Internationalisation Register, which means that no immigration permission will be issued in respect of it.  See the Minister's Press Release.

 

Note to Employers

 

Changes to the Employment entitlements of Non- EEA Students holding Immigration Stamp 2 – with effect from 1 January 2015

As part of a package of reforms of the regulatory regime for international education, announced in September by the Ministers for Education & Skills and Justice &  Equality, some changes have been made to the terms of the concession under which non-EEA students (holding Immigration Stamp 2) are permitted to work.

At present the work concession is operated on the basis that the student can work 20 hours per week during term time and 40 hours per week during the vacations.  Since term and holiday time is set by the college this has given rise to considerable variability as to entitlements to work and is open to abuse. 

From 1 January 2015 the work concession will be standardised and will no longer be dependent on the term times set by the colleges.  Students holding a valid  immigration stamp 2 will be permitted work 40 hours per week only during the months of May, June, July and August and from 15 December to 15 January

inclusive.   At all other times they will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 

It should be noted also that the hours specified are the maximum that a student can work in any given week and not an average over time.  A student who is working for more than one employer remains subject to the overall limits (e.g. during the period when the 20 hour limit applies a student could not work 15 hours each for 2 employers).

There is an exception to the general rule where a student can work for 40 hours per week outside the specified times above.  Students who obtain a minimum of an honours degree at bachelor level are entitled to receive a 12 month extension to their student permission during which they can work for 40 hours per week.  For students who graduate with an ordinary level degree the period is 6 months.  The student will have a stamp 2 permission but should also be able to produce a transcript of their final results from the college in support of their entitlement.  Students on this scheme can work without a permit and can be employed on contract/internship/probation for this time.  If the employer wishes to offer employment beyond the duration of the graduate scheme an employment permit will be necessary. 

Note that employing a student beyond the hours permitted is an offence under the Employment Permits Acts

 

Restricted Activities

  • Students are not permitted to work as taxi drivers either as employees or in their own right as holders of a taxi licence in their own name.
  • Students may not engage in self employment.

(Some additional forms of employment are likely to be added to the restricted activities list in the course of 2015).

 

Notice regarding Short Extension of Internationalisation Register

The implementation date of the Interim List of Eligible Programmes which will replace the current Internationalisation Register has been changed from 1 January 2015 to 21 January 2015. This short extension is in order to provide more time to the High Court to produce its written judgement in legal proceedings challenging the implementation of certain of the reforms announced in September 2014.

In respect of programmes that are currently on the Internationalisation Register but which were due to be removed with effect from 1 January 2015, providers will be permitted to recruit new students who will commence their studies prior to the revised cut-off date. Such students will have to be in Ireland before 21 January 2015 and have registered before that date with the immigration authorities. The changes announced in respect of the work concession for students will come into force as planned on 1 January. From that date students holding a current stamp 2 immigration permission will be permitted to work for 20 hours per week for the duration of their permission with the exception of the months of May, June, July and August and a period between 15 December and 15 January when they can work for 40 hours per week. 

 

Important Update for Re-entry visa applicants at Burgh Quay

7th January, 2015

It must be stressed that there is absolutely no need for anyone to queue outside the offices of the immigration services for re-entry visas.

In addition, the Immigration Service wish to again remind applicants to use the postal application service rather than having to attend in person. Even if applicants do decide to come to the office, where applications are being made on behalf of a family, it is not necessary for the entire family to turn up - one member of the family may present the necessary paperwork and receive the visas.

A major reform of the delivery of immigration services is underway including the transfer of registration functions from the Garda National Immigration Bureau to INIS. This presents opportunities to streamline both registration and visa re-entry services and INIS will be introducing an on-line services as part of this process. The introduction of on-line booking appointments will be prioritised with the aim of its introduction in the first quarter of 2015.

 

111 Syrians admitted under sponsorship programme

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, TD, has announced that a total of 111 vulnerable people from Syria and the surrounding region have been granted admission to reside in Ireland following applications to her Department from relatives already resident here.  See the Minister's Press Release.

 

Important Notice regarding the making of applications for Subsidiary Protection by Applicants for Refugee Status

1. In light of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in the case of

H. N. v. The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Ireland and the Attorney General, the European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 426 of 2013) are to be amended.

 

2. Pending the coming into force of the amended Regulations, and with immediate effect, the following arrangements apply with a view to complying with the Court’s ruling:

 

  • Any person who currently has an application for refugee status pending may also make an application for subsidiary protection in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC),
  • Any person who makes a new application for refugee status mayalsomake an application for subsidiary protection in ORAC.

 

3. Such applications for subsidiary protection will be determined by ORAC in accordance with the provisions of the European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations,  2013 (S.I. No. 426 of 2013) and will be investigated should the person’s application for refugee status be refused by the Minister for Justice and Equality.

 

4. In the case of the two categories of persons mentioned above, and pending the coming into force of the amended Regulations, an application for subsidiary protection can be made by submitting a completed ORAC Form SP/01 (Application form for a subsidiary protection declaration under the European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013), either

  • in person at the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, Timberlay House, 79-83 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2,

OR

  • by post to ORAC Customer Service Centre, Timberlay House, 79-83 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.

5. A further update will be provided on both the INIS and the ORAC websites when the amended Regulations are finalised.

8 October 2014

 

Minister Fitzgerald and UK Home Secretary launch landmark British-Irish Visa Scheme

  • China and India first to benefit from new Scheme starting this month
  • Major boost to business visitors and tourism expected
 

Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality, together with the United Kingdom Home Secretary Theresa May, has today formally launched the British-Irish Visa Scheme at an event held at the Irish Embassy in London.

The British-Irish Visa Scheme will facilitate nationals requiring a short-stay visa to travel freely within the Common Travel Area using a single visa issued by either Ireland or the UK.

This will mean that tourists, business visitors and other eligible visitors will be able, for the first time, to visit both the UK and Ireland, including moving freely between north and south of the island of Ireland on a single visa. See the Minister's Press Release.

 

Reactivation Employment Permit Scheme – Operated by the Department of Enterprise Jobs and Innovation

From 1 October 2014 the Department of Enterprise Jobs and Innovation will accept applications for the Reactivation Employment Permits (REP).  The REP Scheme is designed for situations where a foreign national who entered the State on a valid Employment Permit but who fell out of the system through no fault of their own or who has been badly treated or exploited in the workplace, to work legally again.

In order to apply to the Department of Enterprise Jobs and Innovation an applicant must have a valid immigration permission - Stamp 1.

From 1 October 2014 INIS will accept applications for temporary immigration permission (Stamp 1) from eligible candidates.  Successful candidates will be granted a stamp 1 for four months.  During this four month period the applicant must apply to the Department of Enterprise Jobs and Innovation for a Reactivation Employment Permit.

Further information on the REP scheme is available on the Department Enterprise Jobs and Innovation website Here.  Further information on how to apply for the temporary immigration permission (Stamp 1 for four months) is available Here.

 

Minister Fitzgerald announces major immigration civilianisation initiative

Frances Fitzgerald T.D, Minister for Justice and Equality, has today announced a major programme to civilianise immigration functions currently undertaken by members of An Garda Síochána.  The Minister made the announcement while visiting the immigration control facilities at Dublin Airport.  Read the Ministers Press Release.

 

Ministers O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald launch major reform of student immigration and the international education sector

Minister Jan O’Sullivan and Minister Frances Fitzgerald have announced major reforms of the international education sector in response to issues raised by the closure of a number of private sector colleges this year.

The reforms are necessary to protect the consumer and educational interests of genuine international students, to tackle abuse of the labour market and the immigration regime, and to safeguard the strong international reputation of high-quality Irish education providers.

The two Ministers also published the final report of the Task Force established to help students affected by the college closures.  Alternative educational accommodation has been put in place for affected students.  See the Ministers Press Release.

 

The Department of Justice and Equality understands that the college English in Dublin has now closed.

The Task Force established by the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Justice and Equality has put in place alternative arrangements offered by high quality private sector providers which are open to students affected by college closures who have not yet completed their studies.  These are available on the website www.studenttaskforce.ie.  Students affected by the closures should check this website to understand the options which are available to them.

 

Notice re Student Probationary Extension – Next Steps

 

Prior to 31 October 2014. - INIS is committed to making a final decision on all applications, in respect of students who were granted a 2 Year Student Probationary Extension during the period 28 August 2012 to 26 February 2013, by 31 March 2015.

In the interim period, while the applications are being processed students resident on Stamp 2 under the terms of the Student Probationary Extension can attend for registration on temporary Stamp 4 conditions for a period of six months. Students are advised that they will only be issued with this temporary Stamp 4 permission upon the expiry of their current Stamp 2 permission. Students can only seek to renew this on the temporary Stamp 4 permission up to a maximum of one week prior to the expiry of their current permission. Eligible students should apply for this extension at their local registration office.

Eligible students will be required to pay the full registration fee of €300. Full details of the next steps in the 2004 Student Probationary Extension are detailed here.

 

New website www.studenttaskforce.ie launched to assist students affected by College Closures

International students affected by the recent closure of several private colleges are to be offered alternative courses in high-quality, approved English language schools at a heavily discounted rate.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., are announcing the new initiative as part of the response to the private college closures which have seen hundreds of students left without a place to study English.

This offer will be coordinated by Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), an industry body for approved English Language Schools. The courses will be offered through MEI at a cost of €60 per week which represents a discount of approximately 70%. The new courses which are being specially created for the affected students will operate to the highest standards, including small class sizes, and will be covered by MEI learner protection arrangements. Applications for these courses from the affected students will be taken from Monday 23rdJune.

Full details for students can be found at the website below

WEBSITE – www.studenttaskforce.ie

 

Business and Computer Training Institute

Business and Computer Training Institute (BCT college) was one of the colleges which had been suspended by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) from registering new students from outside the EEA while INIS investigated irregularities which came to light regarding immigration compliance.  
 
The Task Force established by the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Justice and Equality has put in place alternative arrangements offered by high quality private sector providers which are open to students affected by college closures who have not yet completed their studies.  These are available on the website www.studenttaskforce.ie.  Students affected by the closures should check this website to understand the options which are available to them.
 

The two Ministers also intend putting in place a robust new regulatory regime to protect learners and drive up quality in the international education sector.

 

Important Notice for Non EEA Nurses on Clinical Adaptation Placements

With effect from commencement date of the Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 in September 2014, non-EEA nurses who have been accepted on clinical adaptation placements in the State will no longer be eligible to apply for employment permits (date in September is to be confirmed). The full details are available here - Important Notice for Non EEA Nurses on Clinical Adaptation Placements.

 

Minister Fitzgerald announces launch of joint visa initiative between Ireland and the United Kingdom

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., today (16th June, 2014) announced that the ‘British Irish Visa Scheme’ between Ireland and the United Kingdom will commence this autumn starting with China and India.

The British Irish Visa Scheme will allow for travel to and around the Common Travel Area (CTA) on a single visa. As matters stand, many overseas tourists and business visitors who wish to visit both Ireland and the UK, including Northern Ireland, need separate Irish and UK visas.  See the Ministers Ministers Press Release.  

  

Millennium College Dublin – Note for Non EEA Students

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has been made aware that Millennium College Dublin has closed with immediate effect.

There is no immediate threat to students’ immigration status.  All current permissions remain intact.  

Millennium College Dublin students seeking information regarding their immigration status are requested to write to millenniumcollegestudents@justice.ie.

It is important that students are informed as to how this closure impacts on their immigration status. A more detailed information note will be made available by INIS regarding students of Millennium College Dublin in the coming days. 

NOTE: When contacting this e-mail address students are required to provide their full name, INIS reference number and GNIB number both of which can be found on the GNIB registration card.

Students should not attend at the GNIB/INIS offices

All current students of Millennium College Dublin are now deemed to be on academic holiday up to 1 September 2014 (NOTE: This refers to non-EEA Students whose student Immigration permission is currently valid). In line with the conditions of student vacation periods students are not required to attend class during this period and can work for up to 40 hours per week. There is no immediate requirement for non-EEA students to seek a new course and students should take time to consider their options.

 

Immigration and Citizenship Policy

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

 

 

Millennium College - Nota para os estudantes não EEE
 

Naturalização da Irlanda e Serviço de Imigração ( INIS ) tomou conhecimento de que Millinneum College fechou com efeito imediato.


Não há ameaça imediata para a situação de imigração dos alunos. Todas as permissões atuais permanecem intactos.


Estudantes do Millinneum College que procuram informações sobre seu status de imigração são convidados a escrever para millinneum college students@justice.ie .


É importante que os alunos são informados sobre a forma como isso impacta fechamento sobre seu status de imigração . Uma informações mais detalhadas serão disponibilizados pelo INIS sobre estudantes da Millinneum College nos próximos dias .


NOTA : Quando entrar em contato com este endereço de e-mail os alunos são obrigados a fornecer seu nome completo , número de referência e número INIS e GNIB o que pode ser encontrado no cartão de inscrição GNIB .


Os alunos não devem comparecer na sede GNIB / INIS


Todos os alunos atuais da Millinneum College são agora considerados em férias acadêmica, até 01 de setembro de 2014 (NOTA : Refere-se aos alunos de fora do EEE/ Espaço Económico Europeu cujo permissão do aluno Imigração é actualmente em vigor) . De acordo com as condições de períodos de férias estudante,  os alunos não são obrigados a assistir às aulas durante este período e pode trabalhar até 40 horas por semana. Não há necessidade imediata para os alunos de fora do EEE a buscar um novo curso e os alunos devem ter tempo para considerar suas opções.

Imigração e Cidadania Política
Naturalização e Imigração Serviço Irlandês

 

 

Millennium College - Nota para Estudiantes No EEE
 

La naturalización de Irlanda y el Servicio de Inmigración ( INIS) se ha hecho consciente de que la Escuela de Negocios de Irlanda de Dublín ha cerrado con efecto inmediato.


No hay una amenaza inmediata a la situación de inmigración de los estudiantes.

 

Todos los permisos actuales se mantienen intactos.


Se pide a los estudiantes de Millennium College que buscan información sobre su estado migratorio a escribir a millenniumcollegestudents@justice.ie.


Es importante que los estudiantes estén informados de cómo funciona este cierre impactos sobre su estatus migratorio. Una información más detallada será puesto a disposición por el INIS respecto a los estudiantes de Millennium College en los próximos días.


NOTA : Cuando se comunique con esta dirección de correo electrónico los estudiantes están obligados a dar su nombre completo , número de referencia y número de INIS y GNIB ambos de los cuales se pueden encontrar en la tarjeta de registro GNIB .


Los estudiantes no deben asistir a las oficinas GNIB / INIS


Todos los estudiantes actuales del Millennium College Dublin están consideradas en las vacaciones académicas, hasta el 1 de septiembre 2014 ( NOTA : Esto se refiere a los estudiantes fuera del EEE/ Espacio Económico Europeo cuya permiso de estudiante Inmigración está vigente ) . En línea con las condiciones de los períodos de vacaciones para los estudiantes, no se les exige a los estudiantes a asistir a clase durante este período y pueden trabajar hasta 40 horas por semana. No hay ninguna necesidad inmediata para los estudiantes de fuera del EEE para buscar un nuevo curso y los estudiantes deben tomar el tiempo para considerar sus opciones.

Inmigración y Política de Ciudadanía

Naturalización e Inmigración Irlandes

 

 

 

As a result of the recent establishment of the Residence Division within INIS, the following changes are taking place:

General Immigration and Immigration Services units ceased to exist from 14/04/14.

In addition to the EU Treaty Rights teams, the Residence Division will consist of 3 new units based in Burgh Quay which were established on 14/04/2014.

Residence Division Unit 1 will deal with the following case types: Spouse of an Irish national/Civil partnership with an Irish national, dependants of Irish nationals, travel documents and de facto relationships. Email queries can be sent to the appropriate email address for the relevant type of application: INISsinu@justice.ie, INIStravdoc@justice.ie and INISdefacto@justice.ie respectively

Residence Division Unit 2 will deal with the following case types: Change of status, extension of visit, Stamp 0 applications and Ministers of religion and lay volunteers.  Email queries for any of the categories listed in the previous sentence only can be sent to: Unit2ResidenceDivision@justice.ie

Residence Division Unit 3 will deal with the following case types: Long term residency, Turkish association, Without conditions (Stamps 5 and 6), change of name licence, foreign adoption and business permission. Email queries can be sent to the appropriate email address for the relevant type of application: INISLongTermRes@justice.ie, INISTurkAssoc@justice.ie, INISStamp5and6@justice.ie, INISChangeofName@justice.ie, INISfadopt@justice.ie, and INISbper@justice.ie respectively

The General Immigration and Long Term Residency helplines are no longer operational but have been replaced with the dedicated email addresses above instead.  It was felt by ourselves and clients alike that, due to the complexity of queries, a paper trail answering specific queries was better than a general helpline which only functioned for one half day per week.

Residence Division is not (as of 7th May ) taking over responsibility for applications based on IBC status or the 'Zambrano' judgment, which will continue to be dealt with by the specific teams currently dealing with them.  In addition, responsibility for the investor and entrepreneur schemes and student schemes will remain with Immigration Policy Division.

Please take note of the above units and the areas of work they are responsible for and direct any post or emails to the correct unit to avoid unnecessary delays in processing applications.

 

Please see the below notice with information in English/Spanish/Portuguese regarding the closure of Irish Business School Dublin.

 

Irish Business School Dublin – Note for Non EEA Students

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has been made aware that Irish Business School Dublin has closed with immediate effect.

There is no immediate threat to students’ immigration status.  All current permissions remain intact.  

Irish Business School Dublin students seeking information regarding their immigration status are requested to write to edencollegestudents@justice.ie.

It is important that students are informed as to how this closure impacts on their immigration status. A more detailed information note will be made available by INIS regarding students of Irish Business School Dublin in the coming days.

NOTE: When contacting this e-mail address students are required to provide their full name, INIS reference number and GNIB number both of which can be found on the GNIB registration card.

Students should not attend at the GNIB/INIS offices

All current students of Irish Business School Dublin are now deemed to be on academic holiday.  up to 1 September 2014 (NOTE: This refers to non-EEA Students whose student Immigration permission is currently valid). In line with the conditions of student vacation periods students are not required to attend class during this period and can work for up to 40 hours per week. There is no immediate requirement for non-EEA students to seek a new course and students should take time to consider their options.

Immigration and Citizenship Policy

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

 

Irlanda Dublin Business School - Nota para Estudiantes No EEE
 

La naturalización de Irlanda y el Servicio de Inmigración ( INIS) se ha hecho consciente de que la Escuela de Negocios de Irlanda de Dublín ha cerrado con efecto inmediato.


No hay una amenaza inmediata a la situación de inmigración de los estudiantes.

 

Todos los permisos actuales se mantienen intactos.


Se pide a los estudiantes de Dublín Irish Business School que buscan información sobre su estado migratorio a escribir a edencollegestudents@justice.ie .


Es importante que los estudiantes estén informados de cómo funciona este cierre impactos sobre su situación migratoria. Una información más detallada será puesto a disposición por el INIS respecto a los estudiantes de Irish Business School en los próximos días.


NOTA : Cuando se comunique con esta dirección de correo electrónico los estudiantes están obligados a dar su nombre completo , número de referencia y número de INIS y GNIB ambos de los cuales se pueden encontrar en la tarjeta de registro GNIB .


Los estudiantes no deben asistir a las oficinas GNIB / INIS


Todos los estudiantes actuales del Irish Business School Dublin están consideradas en las vacaciones académicas, hasta el 1 de septiembre 2014 ( NOTA : Esto se refiere a los estudiantes fuera del EEE/ Espacio Económico Europeo cuya permiso de estudiante Inmigración está vigente ) . En línea con las condiciones de los períodos de vacaciones para los estudiantes, no se les exige a los estudiantes a asistir a clase durante este período y pueden trabajar hasta 40 horas por semana. No hay ninguna necesidad inmediata para los estudiantes de fuera del EEE para buscar un nuevo curso y los estudiantes deben tomar el tiempo para considerar sus opciones.

Inmigración y Política de Ciudadanía
Naturalización e Inmigración Irlandes

 

Irish Business School Dublin - Nota para os estudantes não EEE
 

Naturalização da Irlanda e Serviço de Imigração ( INIS ) tomou conhecimento de que Irish Business School Dublin fechou com efeito imediato.


Não há ameaça imediata para a situação de imigração dos alunos. Todas as permissões atuais permanecem intactos.


Estudantes do Irish Business School de Dublin que procuram informações sobre seu status de imigração são convidados a escrever para edencollegestudents@justice.ie .


É importante que os alunos são informados sobre a forma como isso impacta fechamento sobre seu status de imigração . Uma informações mais detalhadas serão disponibilizados pelo INIS sobre estudantes da Irish Business School Dublin nos próximos dias .


NOTA : Quando entrar em contato com este endereço de e -mail os alunos são obrigados a fornecer seu nome completo , número de referência e número INIS e GNIB o que pode ser encontrado no cartão de inscrição GNIB .


Os alunos não devem comparecer na sede GNIB / INIS


Todos os alunos atuais da Irish Business School Dublin são agora considerados em férias acadêmica, até 01 de setembro de 2014 (NOTA : Refere-se aos alunos de fora do EEE/ Espaço Económico Europeu cujo permissão do aluno Imigração é actualmente em vigor) . De acordo com as condições de períodos de férias estudante,  os alunos não são obrigados a assistir às aulas durante este período e pode trabalhar até 40 horas por semana. Não há necessidade imediata para os alunos de fora do EEE a buscar um novo curso e os alunos devem ter tempo para considerar suas opções.

Imigração e Cidadania Política
Naturalização e Imigração Serviço Irlandês

 

 

Eden College Closure – Note for Students

NOTE: Following the closure of Eden College students are advised that INIS has not agreed to any bilateral arrangements with Eden College regarding the direct transferral of students. The normal non-EEA student immigration registration requirements will apply. Students are advised not to pay any money to or enrol with another college without first contacting INIS at edencollegestudents@justice.ie.

The arrangements set out below have been put in place in order to facilitate students affected by the closure of Eden College.


 

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) notes that Eden College has closed with immediate effect. It is important that students are informed as to how this closure impacts on their immigration status.  INIS is also in discussions with the education sector as regards the options available to students who wish to complete their courses. 

There is no immediate threat to students’ immigration status.  All current permissions remain intact.  

Eden College students seeking information regarding their immigration status are requested to write to edencollegestudents@justice.ie. NOTE: When contacting this e-mail address students are required to provide their full name, INIS reference number and GNIB number both of which can be found on the GNIB registration card.

Students should not attend at the GNIB/INIS offices

All current students of Eden College are now deemed to be on academic holiday up to 1 September 2014 (NOTE: This refers to non-EEA Students whose student Immigration permission is currently valid). In line with the conditions of student vacation periods students are not required to attend class during this period and can work for up to 40 hours per week. There is no immediate requirement for non-EEA students to seek a new course and students should take time to consider their options.

NOTE: Other than English Language students transferring to another course recognised by ACELS (see below), all transfers from Eden College students will need to be approved in principle by INIS and no fees should be paid to another institution in advance of this approval. This applies until further notice.

Non-EEA students whose permission expires prior to 1 September 2014 should contact edencollegestudents@justice.ie in relation to their immigration status.

 

English Language Students at Eden College

Following discussions with Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) non-EEA students of Eden College registered with the immigration authorities as pursuing a programme previously recognised by ACELS may be in a position to complete the balance of their programme with another ACELS recognised English Language school. Where the fees of the new school exceed those of Eden College, the student may be in a position to receive a discount in respect of fees already paid  to Eden. To potentially avail of any discount, and to establish the amount (in a limited number of cases the student may not incur any further costs), students will be required to provide a dated receipt for fees paid to Eden, or where fees were paid by electronic transfer, a bank statement providing this information.

Non-EEA students seeking to avail of this option to complete their studies are required to contact the MEI in the first instance by e-mail outlining:

  •  
  •  the dates on which you began your course; and
  •  the expected completion date of your course.

Students should contact MEI at info@mei.ie

This information should also be provided to the immigration authorities at edencollegestudents@justice.ie.

MEI will deal with each case individually and will then contact students with details of their placement. Non-EEA students who do not avail of this option will be deemed to be on academic holiday.

Non-EEA students who have paid for and have registered for an external examination should be in a position to complete those exams in the normal way.

FETAC Non-EEA Students at Eden College

Non-EEA students of Eden College registered with the immigration authorities as pursuing a FETAC accredited programme at Eden College are required to contact Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) directly in relation to their course of studies. Please go to the QQI website: www.qqi.ie for further information. QQI will respond to student queries on a case-by-case basis.

Non-EEA students will be required to provide information to QQI which includes

  •  your contact details, including email address and telephone number
  • o        PPS Number and date of birth
  • o        the course on which you are on (including an enrolment / acceptance letter from Eden College); 
  • o        the dates on which you began your course; and
  • o        the expected completion date of your course.

This information should also be provided to the immigration authorities at edencollegestudents@justice.ie.

Students should not attend at the QQI offices

 

Australian Institute of Business Non-EEA Students at Eden College

For non-EEA students of Eden College registered with the immigration authorities as pursuing an Australian Institute of Business-accredited programme at Eden College the following applies:

In line with the Australian Institute of Business policy where a teaching centre loses accreditation, students of this centre can independently pursue their course of study. Therefore no further immigration permission will be issued in respect of Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration students at Eden College. INIS understands that students can pursue these courses by distance with the Australian Institute of Business.

Non-EEA students pursuing the AIB BBA or MBA at Eden College should contact  the Australian Institute of Business directly in relation to their status and for information regarding the possibility of continuing their course following their return to their home country. Information for students can be found at the following links:

http://e-study.aib.edu.au/students/index.php

http://www.aib.edu.au/study-via-distance-learning/12-month-mba-dl.html

If students have further queries they can contact edencollegestudents@justice.ie 

Other Accrediting Bodies

Non-EEA students of Eden College registered with the immigration authorities as pursuing courses accredited by bodies other than those set out above are required to contact their accrediting body directly.

Students may also contact edencollegestudents@justice.ie in relation to their status. Each case will be dealt with on its own merits.

 

English Language Education Visas and Residence Permissions

Following on from serious allegations regarding the practices of some Colleges which offer English language education to non-EEA national students, INIS and the GNIB have suspended the issuing of visas and residence permissions to non-EEA nationals seeking to enroll as new students with the following institutions. 

  • Eden College

  • National Media College (formerly New Media College)

  • Millennium College

  • Business & Computer Training Institute

This suspension is pending further inquiries into the allegations of irregularities and further action may follow.

 

Visa Decisions can be found here

 

 

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