The recent departure of the United Kingdom from the EU has generated quite an amount of uncertainty in all areas of life in Ireland, and immigration law is no different.
Major questions have been raised on the status of UK citizens in Ireland, and one of the key issues has been for how long and to what extent will EU Treaty Rights under the Citizens’ Directive 2004 (the right to have non-EEA family members join them) continue to apply post Brexit.
The Department of Justice and Equality has helpfully issued an information notice on this issue.
The Department has confirmed that UK citizens will continue to benefit from the Citizens’ Directive until the end of the UK transition period – up to 31st December 2020.
If you are a UK Citizen or, a non-EEA family member of a UK Citizen, and are residing or intending to reside in Ireland, please feel free to contact us to discuss this update and your options going forward. The full briefing note can be accessed here: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/information-notice-for-non-EEA-family-members-of-british-citizens-who-are-residing-in-ireland
If you are thinking of engaging a lawyer, why not contact us today to see if we can assist? Any of our solicitors will be delighted to speak with you without obligation.