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Notice 1 | Updated Statement from the Minister for Justice and Equality on the recent judgment in the High Court citizenship case

11 September 2019

I want to assure people that we are doing everything possible to put in place a solution on an urgent basis. I have taken expert legal advice and I intend to introduce legislation to address the issue that has arisen in the recent High Court citizenship judgment on the law governing applications for citizenship.

At the end of July, I obtained Cabinet approval for a proposed Bill and intensive work is taking place in my Department where officials are working with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in the Attorney General’s Office to finalise a draft Bill.

I intend to introduce the Bill in the Oireachtas as soon as the Houses of the Oireachtas return to session. I know that colleagues of all parties are concerned with the difficulty that has arisen and I am hopeful that the Oireachtas will give the Bill early and positive consideration.

As soon as the Bill becomes law, my officials will make all necessary arrangements for the next Citizenship Ceremony. Invitations will issue at least four weeks in advance of the ceremony to ensure everyone has adequate notice.

 

Notice 2 | Information for non-EEA students

If you plan on studying in Ireland, you must have letter of enrolment from your college in Ireland before you travel to Ireland. This applies if you book directly with a college in Ireland or if you book with agency in Ireland or in your home country.

If you do not have a letter of enrolment you will be refused entry at the port of entry. This requirement applies to all non-EEA nationals, both those who require a visa and those who can travel to Ireland without a visa.

 

Notice 3 | Scam alert - Hoax Calls from Phone number 01 6669100

Some customers of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) have been contacted by telephone by a person purporting to be from INIS asking for payment. INIS does not and will not contact applicants by telephone in relation to any such payments to accounts abroad.

See the full details of the notice here...

 

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Updated: 11 September 2019