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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Visas

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EU ministers agree to suspend Russian visa facilitation deal
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said member states agreed that relations with Moscow “cannot be business as usual”.
Coveney backs more EU training of Ukrainian troops at foreign ministers meeting in Prague
The ministers are expected to discuss the proposal to restrict Russian visas to the bloc at the two-day meeting.
Ireland facing 'devastating' summer staffing crisis as thousands of visas to expire in two weeks
Many non-EU students will have to leave at the end of May unless they are granted an extension.
Several Russian Embassy workers in Dublin are in Ireland on expired visas
The Russian Embassy has 24 Russian nationals working at the site.
McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine
Under a new proposal, those escaping the conflict will be given a residence permit in EU countries.
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UK to offer 800 temporary visas for butchers
Th UK Government said the measures are temporary are a consequence of a ‘unique range of pressures’.
Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
China to issue visas to foreigners who have taken Chinese vaccine
The country has been closed to most foreigners since last March to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas
ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.
Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas
Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.
Covid-19 in Ireland: Immigration permissions due to expire to be automatically extended for two months
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan announced the “exceptional measure” this evening.
New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas
It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Senator Cotton about his opposition to the bill.
'Archaic' visa law in Ireland keeping people from their families this Christmas
Shashank Chakerwarti said changes introduced this year also interfere with business trips which are often planned last-minute.
US visa bill for Irish graduates set to be casualty of 'mayhem and crisis' in Washington
It looks like it won’t pass the Senate in time today.
Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people
It’s not a done deal yet, but advocates are cautiously optimistic about a big win.
Garda frustration as suspected pimp retains permission to stay in Ireland
The man currently has no serious convictions.
Cameroon athletes go missing during Commonwealth games
The disappearances have triggered suspicion that the athletes want to overstay their visas in Australia.
Travellers to the US to be asked for their social media history
Applicants will be required to identify which they use.
'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.
Gang who flew in Lithuanian brides to UK as part of sham marriage scam jailed
People involved in the scam swapped roles in fake bridal parties.
Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around
There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.
Mexicans can enter Canada without a visa from December onwards
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the move will “make it easier for our Mexican friends to visit Canada.”
If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay)
You need a job before you go out, so go get one.
Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real
Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.
10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience
A crazy time. But a great time.
Gone in 12 minutes: Canadian visas for new Irish emigrants were snapped up tonight
The online application portal opened at 7pm and shut minutes later.
Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy
As many as 400 jobs have been created as a result of the Immigrant Investor Programme.
Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high
Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.
School-leavers and graduates make up larger chunk of emigrants than last year
18-29 year-olds comprise a whopping 78% of Irish visa applicants.
Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion
HSE says that while it has no authority to assist asylum seekers in travelling abroad for an abortion, it has provided financial support for travel and care.
Just 44 out of 2,500 Canadian visas for young professionals claimed
Almost 4,000 working holiday visas were snapped up in less than 10 minutes earlier this month.
Irish people snap up nearly 4,000 Canadian visas – in 10 minutes
One person got visa number 301 just two minutes after registration opened.
UK visa changes will boost Irish tourism numbers - Shatter
The Justice Minister says that the Common Travel Area with the UK will allow Ireland attract thousands of Chinese tourists.
Column: What you need to know about applying for a visa
Both work and holiday visas to locations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand are growing in popularity… but which one is best for you? Edwina Shanahan explains.
Couple take fight to High Court to get daughter back from China
Three-year-old Jiayi Shao has been in China since 2009.
White House defends leaked plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants
During his State of the Union address last week, Obama urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the next few months.
Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.
Australian visa price hike criticised
The move has been criticised by tourism boards which believe it will price them out of the backpacker market.
Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report
Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.