Irish citizenship / Naturalisation.
We have been able to assist numerous clients in becoming Irish citizens through naturalisation over the last 20 years. The application forms issued by the Department of Justice appear to change every few months and the criteria which the Minister relies on also seems also to vary from year to year. We believe that it is vital for applicants to seek legal advice prior to submitting such an application as the contents will be open to considerable scrutiny by the Minister prior to he deciding whether or not to grant Citizenship by way of Naturalisation.
A naturalisation application is not capable of being appealed as the Minister retains a very considerable discretion in deciding such applications.
Of course this makes it even more important to take advice before you submit the application.
Visas give a person the right to travel to Ireland. They do not confer a right to residency thereafter. Visas applications are made online through the AVATS system. We can help with the submission of a visa application whether it be a short stay holiday visa (C class) or a long stay visa (D class). We offer professional advice on all Visa applications.
Work permits are of 2 types. General Work Permits and Critical Skills Work Permits. A General Work Permit will only issue if the job type being applied for is considered an "eligible job category". Further to this the vacancy must then be subjected to a "labour test" which establishes that no person in the EU is available for the position before a candidate from a third country is allowed to take up the position.
Critical Skills Work permits are available to persons who have the required qualifications and experience in certain critical skills areas which are currently undersupplied in the State.
Work permit applications can be quite complicated and will only succeed where every aspect of the application is prepared professionally. We can assist with all work permit applications as well as drafting Appeals should the applicant have been refused.
EU Treaty Rights
This type of residency derives from the European Treaties and its secondary legislation which sets out the entitlements of EU citizens and their spouses in circumstances where the EU spouse is residing in an EU member State other than his/her own.
These rights have been the subject of considerable litigation and Stanley and Co Solicitors have considerable experience in applying the law successfully. These EU permissions may also extend to other family members in certain circumstances.
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