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Notice | Beware of possible fraud via email

16 May 2018

The Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS) has been made aware of reports of fraudulent offer letters being sent via email by unauthorised persons/groups using an INIS logo and also an application form/certificate claiming to be from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in an effort to solicit fees from prospective candidates.

These offer letters may at first sight appear legitimate and include application forms to be filled out by prospective candidates in order to get your personal information and to obtain monies by fraudulent means. Prospective candidates are instructed by these unauthorised personnel to pay them processing and administration fees.

Please be advised that these offers are FRAUDULENT and do not come from either the INIS or Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. This is an attempted FRAUD.

Customers are asked to be on alert and be suspicious of any such offers seeking payment. If someone demands payment of any monies, contact INIS or An Garda Síochána immediately.

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Notice | St Patrick's weekend and Easter weekend office closure

16 March 2018

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, Visa Re-entry Office and the Garda National Immigration Bureau will be closed to the public on the following dates:

  • St Patricks Weekend - Monday 19th March
  • Easter Bank Holiday - Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April

The office will reopen for normal business at 8 am on Tuesday 3rd April.

Notice | Notice to INIS Customers about possible fraud

12 March 2018

It has come to our attention that some of our customers have been contacted by telephone by a person purporting to be from INIS.

The caller tells the person that they are the subject of a Deportation Order from the authorities in their country of origin and that they face deportation that day. They are told that INIS is acting on behalf of their own Government to recoup an administration payment which will prevent their immediate deportation.

This payment is to be made to an account in their country of origin. The caller I.D. number that displays is a real INIS number and the caller directs people to the website address and indeed the number will appear, on the face of it, to be legitimate.

This is an attempted fraud. INIS does not and will not contact applicants by telephone in relation to any such payments to accounts abroad. INIS does not under any circumstances request payment for its services over the telephone. Furthermore, any persons facing deportation from the State will have been involved in a detailed process and would be notified in writing by registered post in advance of any planned deportation.

Customers are asked to be vigilant. Do not give details of your immigration application or status to telephone callers unless you are sure who they are.

If someone demands payment of any monies, contact INIS or An Garda Síochána immediately.

Notice | Citizenship ceremonies on Monday 21 May in Killarney, Co.Kerry

5 March 2018

The next day of citizenship ceremonies will be held on Monday 21 May 2018 at the Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Make road and rail travel plans to get there using the Transport for Ireland website.

Read more about citizenship ceremonies

Notice | Labour market access for international protection applicants

8 February 2018

The Government is to introduce a temporary interim measure for access to the labour market for international protection applicants. This measure will be active from 9 February 2018 until the introduction of the EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive.

Read more about this measure here

Notice | Notice to INIS Customers about possible fraud

1 February 2018

It has come to our attention that some of our customers have been contacted by telephone by a person purporting to be from INIS.

The caller tells the person that they are the subject of a Deportation Order from the authorities in their country of origin and that they face deportation that day. They are told that INIS is acting on behalf of their own Government to recoup an administration payment which will prevent their immediate deportation.

This payment is to be made to an account in their country of origin. The caller I.D. number that displays is a real INIS number and the caller directs people to the website address and indeed the number will appear, on the face of it, to be legitimate.

This is an attempted fraud. INIS does not and will not contact applicants by telephone in relation to any such payments to accounts abroad. INIS does not under any circumstances request payment for its services over the telephone. Furthermore, any persons facing deportation from the State will have been involved in a detailed process and would be notified in writing by registered post in advance of any planned deportation.

Customers are asked to be vigilant. Do not give details of your immigration application or status to telephone callers unless you are sure who they are.

If someone demands payment of any monies, contact INIS or An Garda Síochána immediately.

 

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