Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Questions (397)

Holly Cairns

Question:

397. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the renewal of immigration permissions and future naturalisation applications for persons will not be affected by their having to avail of the pandemic unemployment payment or the temporary wage subsidy scheme. [11551/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Applications for renewal of permission to remain or a certificate of naturalisation will not be adversely affected if an applicant, who loses their employment as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, is in receipt of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

On 13 May 2020, I announced, that immigration permissions due to expire between 20 May and 20 July 2020 will be automatically extended for two months and that any permission  which was renewed by an earlier notice of 20 March 2020 and which therefore has a new expiry date between 20 May 2020 and 20 July 2020 is also renewed.  

Regular updates on the impact of Covid-19 on immigration and international protection are provided on our Immigration Service website at: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Covid-19-updates-and-announcements.

Additionally, a Frequently Asked Questions document, which is also regularly updated can be found here:

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Immigration-Service-Delivery-Covid-19-FAQ4.pdf/Files/Immigration-Service-Delivery-Covid-19-FAQ4.pdf.