In line with the Irish government’s response to the pandemic, on 10 September 2021, Ireland‘s Immigration Service Delivery announced the lifting of short-stay visa restrictions effective from Monday, 13 September 20211.  This update will affect employees who need to enter Ireland for short-stay trips.

All remaining COVID-19 restrictions on entry visas, which were brought in on an interim basis to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, have now been lifted.

WHY THIS MATTERS

Employers should note that visa-required employees seeking to enter Ireland for business or short-stay trips may submit visa applications from 13 September 2021. 

All travellers arriving in Ireland must continue to comply with the relevant immigration requirements, as appropriate, and with the public health measures required by law, including completing a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form, pre-arrival PCR test, proof of vaccination, and quarantine in a designated facility or at home, as appropriate.  

KPMG NOTE

Individuals and organisations should take note of these changes – they mean that employees who require entry visas to Ireland will now be able to proceed with making relevant short-stay visa applications.

For advice on this evolving situation, please contact your local qualified immigration counsel or the Corporate Immigration and Employment Law Team with KPMG in Ireland (see the Contact Us section below).

FOOTNOTE

1  For further information, see Department of Justice, "Notice | Short stay visa processing to resume" (10 September 2021).  For related coverage, see the following issues of GMS Flash Alert: 2021-180 (22 June 2021) and 2021-163 (8 June 2021).

* Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services.  However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.

 

The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Ireland.

CONTACTS

Connect with us

 

Want to do business with KPMG?

 

loading image Request for proposal

Stay up to date with what matters to you

Gain access to personalized content based on your interests by signing up today

Sign up today

© 2022 KPMG, an Irish partnership and a member firm of the KPMG global organisation of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee. All rights reserved.

For more detail about the structure of the KPMG global organisation please visit https://home.kpmg/governance.

GMS Flash Alert is a Global Mobility Services publication of the KPMG LLP Washington National Tax practice. The KPMG name and logo are trademarks used under license by the independent member firms of the KPMG global organization. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.