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- 17/12/2009 Irish Born Child Renewals
An arrangement has been put in place for the further renewal of permission to remain in the State to non-nationals who are the parents of an Irish born child, born in the State before 1 January 2005, who were initially granted permission to remain in the State under the Irish Born Child Scheme, 2005 (IBC/05) and who were subsequently granted further permission to remain under the IBC Renewals Scheme, 2007. 2. Permission to remain will be renewed for a further period of three years, save in exceptional circumstances, and subject to conditions. 3. If you wish to further renew your permission to remain in the State under this arrangement and you have not been convicted of any criminal offences, you are required to attend with your Irish born citizen child at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, or your nearest Immigration Office in your local Garda District Headquarters station outside Dublin and to present the following documentation, no earlier than 14 days before your current permission to remain in the State is due to expire:
- 17/11/2009 Student Review
On 1 September 2009 the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern TD published a consultation paper to review the Immigration Regime for Full Time Non-EEA Students. The document was open to Public Consultation and stakeholders were invited to make submissions on the recommendations outlined. The deadline for making submissions was 9 October 2009. As indicated in the Consultation Paper the Minister for Justice , Equality and Law Reform has constituted an Interdepartmental Committee to evaluate the submissions received with a view to bringing final recommendations to Government.
- 02/10/2009 Undocumented Workers Scheme
This scheme is targeted at a clearly identifiable and limited group of migrant workers (see below) who were formerly lawfully resident and held an employment permit from the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Persons whose illegal presence in the State arises in other circumstances will not qualify for consideration under this scheme. This does not however affect their ability to make application under existing immigration arrangements. Who is Eligible for Consideration under the Scheme? This scheme is open to non-EEA nationals who previously held an employment permit (ordinary employment permit or "Green Card") issued by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and have since become undocumented through no fault of their own (i.e. through the action or inaction of their employer). It is open to no other persons.
- 27/06/2009 S.I. No. 239 of 2009 – Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2009
The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) was established in 2005 in order to provide a ‘one stop shop’ approach in relation to asylum, immigration, citizenship and visas. 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.