New EU Application Forms To Be Introduced in Ireland
The Irish Immigration Services published new application forms for application for EU Treaty Rights. New Forms and accompanying Explanatory Leaflets are now available.
All new applications for EU Treaty Rights, please ensure that you apply via the new forms. The Immigration Services accepted applications completed using the old forms up to the 30/04/2022 (post marked 29/04/2022). Thereafter, the authorities accept only applications on the new forms. They return the old forms without further processing.
What are the changes?
There are two main changes to all forms: the Data Privacy Notice and the system regarding family members. All forms reference the Withdrawal Agreement and that relevant family members of UK nationals can also submit their application for residence / permanent residence documents on the new forms rather than the previously introduced Withdrawal Agreement forms.
Other changes include:
- EUTR5 Form (retention of right of residence) is in a completely new format (the previous form was EU5).
- EUTR4 Form (request for review) is also in a completely new format (the previous form was EU4).
- EUTR1 Form has had a change in relation to questions relating to certain qualifying family members (dependent children or parents).
There are a few other minor changes applicable to most forms relating to documents required e.g. instead of seeking P60 alone, an Employment Detail Summary is requested, submitting certain public documents originating within the EU with multilingual standard form instead of the requirement to have certified translation.
Now Introducing the Visa Freebie for Minors in Ireland
Re-entry visa requirements for Irish resident children under the age of 16, have been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. Minors seeking to travel under this policy must be accompanied by a parent, or guardian, who has a legal permission to reside in Ireland. The adult accompanying the child must also provide appropriate documentation to prove they are the legal parent, or guardian, of the child in question.
New Rules Exposed: UK Nationals and Relatives in Ireland
Nothing will change for UK nationals living in Ireland after the 1st of January. The protections provided by the Common Travel Area mean that UK nationals living here will continue to travel freely, live, work and access education, healthcare and social services in each other’s country, after the UK leaves the EU. Separate arrangements are being put in place for non-EEA family members and/or dependants of UK nationals who are, as of 31 December 2020, exercising EU Treaty Rights under the EU Free Movement Directive and who hold a valid Irish Resident Permit on that basis, known as ‘EUFAM’.A new scheme will be introduced for UK nationals who come to Ireland after 31 December 2020 and wish to bring their non-EEA family members.
New Hope: Quarantine of all States Revisited in Ireland
The Minister for Health has announced that Mandatory Hotel Quarantine is no longer in place. This came into effect immediately. Travellers entering Ireland must still follow travel regulations, such as a pre-travel RT-PCR test, unless you have possession of proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 and fill out a Passenger Locator Form prior to your arrival to Ireland.
Stunning New National Minimum Wage in Ireland
The national minimum hourly rate in Ireland is €10.50. However, if you receive board or lodgings, that is food or accommodation from your employer, there are maximum amounts that can be included.
Introducing the Visa Freebie in Ireland for Ukrainian People
Following the escalating situation in Ukraine, the Minister for Justice has announced the immediate lifting of visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland. The lifting of visa requirements unfortunately only applies to Ukrainian nationals and aims to support and streamline the swift exit of Ukrainian family members of Irish citizens, and family members of Ukrainian nationals living in Ireland.
New and Thrilling Changes to Citizenship Application in Ireland
The Department of Justice have announced that significant changes are being introduced for citizenship applications. An applicant must also accumulate a total of 150 points for establishing identity in order to meet the appropriate standard. Where an applicant is not able to achieve 150 points they should contact the Department of Justice.