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.

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 EU Application Forms To Be Introduced in Ireland

All new applications for EU Treaty Rights, please ensure that you apply via the new forms. Please note that applications completed using the old forms were accepted up to and including the 30/04/2022 (post marked 29/04/2022). Thereafter applications have only been accepted on the new forms and those on the old forms were returned without further processing.

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