This training breaks down the complexities of the Irish immigration system into easy to understand elements, presenting participants with an understanding of the different pathways through which migrants come to Ireland, their rights and entitlements while living, working and studying in Ireland, and tips on working with State immigration service delivery bodies.
Our Immigration Process training services and organisations with frontline staff interacting with or providing services to migrant community members / Citizens’ Information Centres / Legal services and law firms / NGOs and non-profit organisations with a migrant focus
Understand the workings of the Irish immigration system, basic rights held by migrants in Ireland, and understand the challenges facing migrants and barriers accessing employment, public services and other barriers to successful integration.
Structure and format
Training is delivered via webinar presentation format covering all aspects of the immigration process and different pathways for migrants coming to Ireland. Participants are welcome to ask questions along the way to ensure they fully grasp the nuances of the Irish immigration system.
- Overview of process of immigrating to Ireland
- Visa applications and residence stamps
- Permission to enter the country
- Registration requirements for migrants
- Pathways to Irish citizenship
- International protection
- Family reunification
- EU Treaty Rights and Brexit
Meet the trainer
Colin Lenihan, Information & Support Services Coordinator
Colin joined the Immigrant Council in April 2017 as Information and Legal Support Officer. He runs the Information and Referral Service for the general public and the Citizens Information Board and provides specialised advocacy support on particular cases. Colin graduated from NUI Galway with a Bachelor of Law degree and from University College Cork with a Masters in Law.
He has previously worked in the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) as well as the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) as a Legal Officer. Prior to joining the Immigrant Council he worked in the Asylum/Immigration Division of KOD Lyons Solicitors a specialist human rights practice for a number of years.
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About Immigrant Council of Ireland training
The Immigrant Council provides training programmes and workshops to businesses, schools, associations and organisations covering a wide suite of topics related to immigration and migrant rights, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Whether you are looking to upskill your frontline staff, build a more diverse and inclusive workforce, or simply looking to fulfil Diversity & Inclusion requirements for your company our training is suited for multiple audiences across many different sectors.
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