Deportation advice and humanitarian leave to remain applications

  • Advice and representation in relation to the deportation process and humanitarian leave to remain applications
  • Persons illegally resident in the State can be issued with a notification of intention to deport as provided for under Section 3 (3) of the Immigration Act, 1999 (as amended). This notification indicates that a person has three options:
  1. leave the State voluntarily,
  2. consent to deportation or
  3. Submit, within a period of 15 working days, written representations to the Minister for Justice and Equality setting out reasons as to why they should not have a Deportation Order made against them.
  • In deciding whether to deport a person or to grant the person permission to remain in Ireland the Irish Immigration authorities will consider the specific facts of each individual case including the following factors:
  1. Age of the person
  2. Duration of residence in Ireland of the person,
  3. Family and domestic circumstances of the person,
  4. Nature of the person’s connection with the Ireland, if any,
  5. Employment (including self-employment) record of the person,
  6. Employment (including self-employment) prospects of the person,
  7. Character and conduct of the person both within and (where relevant and ascertainable) outside Ireland (including any criminal convictions),
  8. Humanitarian considerations,
  9. Any representations duly made by or on behalf of the person,
  10. The common good and
  11. Considerations of national security and public policy.
  • Legal advice and representation in relation to applications to revoke Deportation Orders, Removal Orders and Exclusion Orders