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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Visa

This year
Government extends suspension of visa-free travel for people with refugee status
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said the decision was ‘carefully considered’ and is ‘necessary to protect the integrity of Ireland’s immigration system’.
Last year
UK visa scheme ‘asks if four-year-old Ukrainian is a terrorist’, British woman says
The British wife of a Ukrainian-born woman said the visa scheme took away the humanity of her relatives.
Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland lifted with immediate effect
The new measure will apply as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland.
Djokovic lawyers say positive Covid-19 test cleared way for vaccine exemption
Djokovic has won a legal reprieve from deportation, but it’s unclear whether he will be able to play in the January 17-30 Australian Open.
All time
Amazon to stop accepting UK Visa credit cards due to post-Brexit 'high fees'
The online retail giant said it has made the decision due to ‘the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions’.
Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022
The J1 summer visa programme was suspended in response to Covid-19.
Restrictions on short stay visa processing will be lifted on Monday, Humphreys confirms
This will benefit travellers from all countries which require a visa to enter Ireland.
Criticism as international students told to enroll in a course to extend their visas
The Department of Justice has said that they will take a pragmatic approach to the situation.
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes move by VISA and Mastercard to block Pornhub payments
Last year, Pornhub attracted 42 billion visits – or 115 million visits per day – to its website.
Department of Justice considering extending visa status of Chinese people in Ireland over coronavirus
There has been two confirmed cases of the novel virus in the UK.
Irish workers could get access to thousands of US visas as bill passes House of Representatives
It now needs to pass through the Senate to make over 10,000 US visas available to Irish citizens.
There could be a new US visa for Irish citizens - if it's approved by Congress
This is a good example of how the US midterms results could affect us here in Ireland.
New immigration scheme allows 'undocumented' non-EU former students to stay in Ireland
The scheme applies to those here under student visas between January 2005 and December 2010.
US whistleblower Chelsea Manning faces Australia speaking tour ban
Organisers of a speaking tour have said they’ve received notice that Manning’s visa will be denied.
Yesterday's Visa system failure got Twitter thinking about The Handmaid's Tale
Just sayin’ is all.
Visa apologises for card issues, says services are 'operating at close to normal levels'
Large queues had formed at ATMs earlier.
Russian billionaire Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship after UK visa issues: reports
It had been reported that the Chelsea owner’s visa in the UK had run out and was taking longer than usual to renew.
Here are the top 10 countries outside Europe that requested visas to Ireland
Most people with permission to remain in the State are working or studying, according to the Department of Justice.
Missing Commonwealth Games athletes resurface in Sydney
More than a dozen athletes from four African nations have been missing since the games on the Gold Coast last month.
Reporter who broke Russia doping story refused World Cup visa
Hajo Seppelt appears on a list of “undesirable persons” in the country.
Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK
Viktoria Skripal was denied “on the grounds that her application did not comply with the immigration rules”.
After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen
Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens.
'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules
Irish people wishing to enter New Zealand under a skilled visa will have to earn $48,859 a year.
Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa
Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.
Here's a perfect Christmas present idea for every person in your life
We’ve trawled the shops and found the pick of the bunch, so you can relax.
12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least
There had been questions over whether the agreement would be terminated.
8 magical places to catch up with friends this Christmas
Step into Christmas.
21 people arrested after the US sets up a fake university to stop immigration fraud
The University of Northern New Jersey even had its own school seal.
Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished
An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.
You told us - 6 ways to make everyday life that little touch easier
You asked us, and we listened.
Minister to J1 students: You WILL need a job to secure a US visa next summer
The government had been lobbying for the planned measure to be dropped.
Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation
The three high profile sponsors have asked the world governing body’s chief to step down after criminal proceedings were opened by Swiss authorities.
'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence
The singer assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Donald Trump wants to scrap the J-1 programme
As part of a range of immigration policies the Republican wants to introduce measures that could impact on the Irish in America.
The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out
People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…
The payments startup founded by two Irish brothers now worth a staggering $5 billion
Even Visa is putting its money into Stripe.
This Irish couple saved three students from jail time in a Thailand airport
Julianne Ní Laoire and John O’Brien gave three Irish students the equivalent of €10 – and saved them from prison.
Poll: Is the government doing enough to bring emigrants home?
The Taoiseach is confident.
Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out
Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa have all told Fifa to clean up its act.
10 shocking realisations every Irish person goes through in Australia
I come from the land down under…