Immigration updates & announcements
Changes to fee payment rules for Atypical Working Scheme
16 November 2016
From 1 December 2016 fee payment rules for the Atypical Working Scheme will change. If you do not follow the new payment rules or if your payment is not received, your application for working permission may fail.
Fraud warning for INIS customers
22 September 2016
A number of INIS customers have been approached via email by a person claiming to be from a legal and immigration company in Ireland. They claim that they have a client company with an offer of employment in Ireland and ask for money to pay for an "International Employment Eligibility Clearance and Security Bond". They also ask for a passport photo, CV and copy of the victim's passport bio-data page.
An application form is attached seeking personal information and employment details. It is claimed that this information is sought by the "Judiciary of the Republic of Ireland" to establish employment eligibility and security clearance.
This application form is false. Both the legal and Immigration company and the client company do not exist. This is an attempted fraud.
Customers are asked to be alert and suspicious of any such offers seeking payment. If someone demands payment of any monies, contact INIS or An Garda Síochána immediately.
Public consultation on immigration policy for retirees
13 September 2016
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality announces a public consultation on a review of Ireland's immigration policy for non-EEA retirees. Retiring in Ireland raises many complex and challenging issues.
Changes to the employment entitlements for students
2 August 2016
Employment entitlements are changing from 1 September 2016 for non-EEA students holding a valid permission Stamp 2. They will be permitted to work 40 hours per week during the months of June, July, August and September only - and from 15 December to 15 January inclusive.
At all other times students with Stamp 2 permission will be limited to 20 hours work per week..
Proof of finance for students
7 April 2016
From today, non-EEA students can also use Bankers' Drafts to show they have enough money to support themselves during their initial stay in Ireland. This change will help students who have had problems opening a bank account because they do not yet have a Public Service Number (PPSN). To use this option, the student’s banker’s draft:
- Must be the original (not a photocopy).
- Must show the student’s full name.
- Must show it is for the minimum amount of €3,000.
- Must not be made out to 'cash'.
- A cheque cannot be used as an alternative.
This change has been made by INIS and Garda National Immigration Bureau and will continue until further notice.