Monday, September 14, 2009

Applications for Temporary Visa Scheme in Ireland October 1st

New 'bridging visa' for immigrants
RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC, Migration Correspondent
September 14, 2009

"A temporary visa scheme is to be introduced for immigrants who have become undocumented for reasons beyond their control.
Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern today confirmed that immigrants from outside the European Economic Area who have become undocumented through no fault of their own will soon be eligible to apply for a temporary residence permit or 'bridging visa' of four months.
The permit will give holders the chance to find a job or, if they are already employed, to obtain a work permit from the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment. It is expected the scheme will open for applications from October 1st up to the end of the year."

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