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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Mark_ir » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:12 pm

dubnew wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:03 am
Hi Mark_ir,

INIS received approximately 3,100 applications and made a decision in approximately 560 cases till 12/03/19 according to Minister of Justice.

What you think how long it going to take to complete all applications ? Very disappointed.
Hi dubnew,
On basis of that they are doing appx 300 case per month so another 8 to 9 month then 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by bt0 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 pm

dubnew wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:03 am
Hi Mark_ir,

INIS received approximately 3,100 applications and made a decision in approximately 560 cases till 12/03/19 according to Minister of Justice.

What you think how long it going to take to complete all applications ? Very disappointed.
Hi dubnew, do you mind sharing where you got that information? Can't find anything online.
Have a friend who applied end of December and was hoping to hear back in the next few weeks. Now looks like a much longer wait.
Best of luck to all of you in your applications.

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Tc1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:15 pm

For 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.
______________________________________________

QUESTION

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.

REPLY

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.

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by bt0 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Tc1 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:15 pm
For 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.
______________________________________________

QUESTION

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.

REPLY

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.
Thank you for sharing

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by ScienceFall » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:47 pm

dubnew wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:03 am
Hi Mark_ir,

INIS received approximately 3,100 applications and made a decision in approximately 560 cases till 12/03/19 according to Minister of Justice.

What you think how long it going to take to complete all applications ? Very disappointed.
Hi,

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!!!

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Doublebubble » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 pm

ScienceFall wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:47 pm
dubnew wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:03 am
Hi Mark_ir,

INIS received approximately 3,100 applications and made a decision in approximately 560 cases till 12/03/19 according to Minister of Justice.

What you think how long it going to take to complete all applications ? Very disappointed.
Hi,

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!!!



Could you not email them to ask if there was any way they could expedite this for you if the wait is long? It is frustrating.


I only applied mid January and I was counting on hearing back by March/April/may ..max!

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Brianah » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 pm

MM.disturbing news indeed.Please also check out Inis service plan,according to it they should be finished with applications Q2 2019 which is June but if they have only attended 5++ its worrying.

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/inis-ser ... o-2020.pdf

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Brianah » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:05 pm

Mm.disturbing news indeed.Please also check out Inis service plan,according to it they should be finished with applications Q2 2019 which is June but if they have only attended 5++ its worrying.

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/inis-ser ... o-2020.pdf

Page 34.

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Brianah » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 pm

ScienceFall wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Brianah wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:02 pm
You 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.
Hi Brianah,
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....
Thanks a lot Sciencefall :(

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Sunny95 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:43 am

Hello guys Is anybody get decision who applied in november?

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by RZee » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:20 pm

Sunny95 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:43 am
Hello guys Is anybody get decision who applied in november?
Applied in october and still waiting another friend of mine got it within 7 weeks in december.

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Sunny95 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:54 pm

No body knows how long they gonna take😞just have little hope may be gonna get news this month

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Brianah » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:41 pm

My 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 :cry:

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by ScienceFall » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:35 pm

It appears INIS is an inefficient organisation. How does it even make sense to process applications submitted in January while ignoring those submitted in Oct-Dec? I understand it's just paperwork to the INIS staff but there are real people with real-life problems waiting on them to reach a decision so they can move on with their lives.

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Re: New Special Student Scheme 2005-2010

Post by Doublebubble » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:15 pm

Brianah wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:41 pm
My 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 :cry:
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.

I would have gotten a solicitor if I had known.

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