January 18th, 2021

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has today announced that a temporary system is in place that will enable citizenship applicants to complete their naturalisation process by signing a statutory declaration of loyalty to the state. This signed statutory declaration replaces the requirement for citizenship applicants to attend citizenship ceremonies, which have been temporarily suspended during COVID-19.

22 December 2020

Notice 6 | Minister announces further temporary extension of immigration permissions and the closure of the Burgh Quay Registration Office from the 23 December 2020

This notice applies to Immigration and International Protection permissions to reside in the State that are due to expire between 21st January 2021 and 20th April 2021 and supplements all previous extension notices. This is the sixth, and expected to be the final, extension of permissions implemented since the outset of the pandemic.

Latest updates and developments in respect to Employment Permits

8 December 2020

Important notice regarding the printing of employment permits

In advance of reading this notice please be assured that the contingency arrangements (link at bottom of notice) introduced by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment back in March 2020 will continue in full for the foreseeable future and the Department will continue to issue the electronic version of the employment permit to employees/employers/agents. There is no change to this current process.  

01 December 2020

From 02 December 2020, customers renewing their Immigration Registration Permission will no longer need to submit their passport to have an immigration stamp attached by their Registration Office. 

This applies to renewals made in the Burgh Quay Registration Office in Dublin and renewals made in local Registration Offices at Garda Stations nationwide.

Full details about these changes are available in the two documents below.

Immigration Registration Permission Renewal: Update to procedure

Immigration Permission Renewal with online passport submission FAQs

  • Pandemic requires the temporary suspension of in person citizenship ceremonies
  • Applicants will instead sign an affidavit declaring loyalty to the State and be issued with their certificate of naturalisation
  • eTax-clearance and eVetting to be introduced for citizenship applicants as part of Minister McEntee’s digital reform agenda to modernise the Justice Sector
    www.irishimmigration.ie/etax-clearance/

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