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The Department of Justice and Equality has announced that it will temporarily cease accepting new visa and preclearance applications. These measures are designed to support COVID-19 restrictions on movement, including into and out of Ireland.
Priority/emergency cases will continue to be processed. These include the following:
If an application falls into one of the above categories, the applicant can apply online in the usual way. Once the online application is completed, individuals should follow the instructions given on the summary page as to where they should submit applications.
As of midnight on Jan. 27, in addition to countries that were visa-required prior to that date, passport holders of the following countries are now also required to apply for an entry visa or transit visa, as appropriate, before traveling to Ireland:
Analysis & Comments: The Irish government has made this decision as part of their efforts to mitigate the spread of the new variant of COVID-19. Employers should consider that this may cause delays to intended start dates of their potential employees, if the employment cannot be carried out from home. If you have employees or potential new hires who may be impacted by these changes, please contact the Deloitte immigration team to assist.
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