On basis of that they are doing appx 300 case per month so another 8 to 9 month then
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Hi dubnew, do you mind sharing where you got that information? Can't find anything online.
Thank you for sharingTc1 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:15 pmFor Written Answer on : 12/03/2019
Question Number(s): 216 Question Reference(s): 12xxx/19
Department: Justice and Equality
Asked by: Eoin Ó Broin T.D.
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in considering applications under the special scheme for non-EEA nationals that held a student permission during the period 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2010; and when the remaining applicants can expect a decision.
I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the Special Scheme for Students closed to new applications on 20 January, 2019. INIS received approximately 3,100 applications comprising former students and their family members. To date, INIS has made a decision in approximately 560 cases.
The Deputy will appreciate that it is necessary to process such applications in compliance with legal requirements and in accordance with the Scheme criteria. While every effort is made to process applications as soon as possible, processing times will vary having regard to the overall volume of applications and the complexity of individual cases.
INIS has already taken a number of measures to address this cohort of complex cases including the introduction of an on-line application facility for the Scheme to make it as streamlined as possible for applicants. The resources available for these activities, which includes the provision of overtime, and the accompanying operational and organisational structures, are kept under ongoing review to ensure that applications are processed as efficiently as possible.
ScienceFall wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:47 pmHi,
Do you know if they only started processing applications after the Jan. 20th application deadline? It might explain why they have only gotten through 560 applications between Jan-March. If they started processing application in October when the call for application was made then it is scary that they have only processed 560 applications between Oct-March . At this rate, they might need all year to get through all 3,100 applications. This is very bad news!!!
Thanks a lot SciencefallScienceFall wrote: ↑Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:24 pmHi Brianah,Brianah wrote: ↑Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:02 pmYou know I have been praying and hoping that one of us in here would tell us they got response,as that would have given me hope.I stopped working( my visa expired 04/10) since October until now,small savings that I had are now drained.I thought 4 months would be enough for them to have responded but I was wrong.I feel lost,confused,alone and scared of how Im going to survive if I dont get response before end of March.
I have emailed them asking how far they were with my app or to atleast estimate waiting time, no reply yet.I apologise for pouring my fears/frustrations on you, I just thought you will understand better since we are on the same boat.
I wish you all luck and pray we all get approvals asap.God bless you.
I understand your frustrations as I'm in a somewhat similar situation except my current 1G permit expires at the end of May. I have a short term job contract which also expires at the end of May after which I'll be relying on savings to survive. I log in every day to check for updates and reassure myself that all hope is not lost. Hang in there because I strongly believe you'll have a reason to smile soon. I hope we will hear from them by the end of March. Stay strong, hugs and God bless....
I applied on that date and nothing yet. How come a solicitor applied for them? Would that a make a difference? I thought you had to apply yourself only using the portal.Brianah wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:41 pmMy solicitor posted today that people she appplied for on the 16/01/19 got their responses today,shockingly still waiting for peoples responses whom she appplied for in Oct,NoV,Dec.Inis said they are considering applications in chronological order..so looks like their chronological order means last in first out
Seems like it’s gonna take ages! You’d think with the application being online it would be faster but no.
705 in 160 days ,it will take 2 years ..... 4.4 cases a day