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 […]

Refusal of Permission of Leave to Land

Refusal of permission of leave to land in the State is regulated by Section 4(3) of the Immigration Act 2004. Section 4(3) reads as follows: Subject to section 2(2), an immigration officer may, on behalf of the Minister, refuse to give a permission to a person referred to in subsection […]

Recent Cases on Deportation Orders & Article 8 Rights

C.I. v The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, A.G. and Ireland This case involved a Nigerian family in respect of whom deportation orders had been made following unsuccessful asylum claims. The Court of Appeal reviewed the decision of the High Court in granting the family orders of certiorari […]

INIS UPDATE: Residency Permission Based on Parentage of an Irish Citizen Child

From 1st October 2015 all applications for permission to remain in the State based on the parentage of an Irish citizen child are to be submitted on a designated application form – the Irish Citizen Child Application Form (Form 1). Applications for permission to reside in the State on this […]

Next Steps for Spouses of Students granted Stamp 4 under the 2004 Student Probationary Extension

Legally resident spouses of students granted a Stamp 4 Immigration permission on the Conclusion of the 2004 Student Probationary Extension are now being considered by the INIS for an extension of their immigration permission. Applicants will be required to complete the application form and statutory declaration available on the INIS website. The […]