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Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice – applications now open
The Diploma Centre’s popular Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice course begins on 4 November 2021. 
This certificate will offer an in-depth analysis of immigration law and its application in Ireland. The central pieces of legislation covered by the course include the Aliens Acts, the Immigration Acts, the Refugee Act 1996, the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts, the International Protection Act 2015, and the numerous statutory instruments covering immigration and citizenship. The course also scrutinises the manner in which this legislation has been interpreted over the years by the courts, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and by Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) together with the impact of Brexit.
The course examines:
•The legal, social and political context of immigration to Ireland,
•The various visa and stamp categories that permit entry to and residence in the State, including employment and business visas,
•Issues associated with asylum, subsidiary protection, and forced migration,
•Issues relating to deportation, removal, and repatriation.
Participants will be guided through the practical aspects of the law by experienced legal practitioners, members of the public sector, and high-ranking representatives of international bodies, non-governmental organisations, and large multinationals. 
Applications are welcomed from lawyers working in the area as well as professionals working in non-governmental organisations, international bodies, and statutory bodies with an immigration remit, human resource professionals working in multinational companies, professionals working in corporate migration, public service employees who work in the area of asylum and immigration, and Individuals who have an interest in Irish immigration law.
For further information visit: or contact Course Leader Suzanne Crilly by emailing 
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