Immigration Registration fees Increase
The Irish government has been criticised after a 100% increase in fees for non-Europeans to stay in Ireland for more than 3 months was announced, with notice given of just 5 days.
A new €300 fee has been put into effect which many believe goes against the governments own commitment to implement a more modern and transparent Immigration System.
The consequences of this fee increase are that Non-EEA nationals will now have to pay €300 to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau if they are staying in Ireland for more than 3 months.
This increase puts more financial strain on individuals and families who are legally resident in Ireland, as Irish registration fees are amongst the highest in Europe.
The new increase will affect many migrants whose skills, talents and abilities are contributing to the repair of the Irish economy.