Immigration Act 2004

Visa orders.

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17.—(1) The Minister may, for the purposes of ensuring the integrity of the immigration system, the maintenance of national security, public order or public health or the orderly regulation of the labour market or for the purposes of reciprocal immigration arrangements with other states or the promotion of tourism, by order declare—

(a) that members of specified classes of non-nationals are not required to be in possession of a valid Irish visa within the meaning of the Immigration Act 2003 when landing in the State, or

(b) that members of specified classes of non-nationals are required to be in possession of a valid Irish transit visa within the meaning of that Act.

(2) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section (including an order under this subsection).

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E8

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2018) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 17 of 2018), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E9

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.06.2017) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 264 of 2017), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E10

Power pursuant to section exercised (26.09.2016) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 502 of 2016), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E11

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.11.2015) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 513 of 2015), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E12

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.05.2015) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 175 of 2015), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E13

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.10.2014) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 473 of 2014), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E14

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.06.2014) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 195 of 2014), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E15

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.11.2013) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 428 of 2013), in effect as per art. 1(2).

E16

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2012) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 417 of 2012), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (13.10.2014) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 473 of 2014), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E17

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2011) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 345 of 2011), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (1.11.2012) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 417 of 2012), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E18

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (25.04.2011) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 146 of 2011), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (1.07.2011) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 345 of 2011), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E19

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2010) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 453 of 2009), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (25.04.2011) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 146 of 2011), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E20

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2009) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 239 of 2009), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (1.01.2010) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 453 of 2009), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E21

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2007) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 657 of 2006), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (1.07.2009) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 239 of 2009), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E22

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (2.05.2006) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 227 of 2006), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (01.01.2007) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 657 of 2006), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E23

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.08.2005) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 363 of 2005), in effect as per art. 1(2); revoked (2.05.2006) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 227 of 2006), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2).

E24

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (13.02.2004) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 56 of 2004); revoked (1.08.2005) by Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 363 of 2005), art. 5, in effect as per art. 1(2), in effect as per art. 1(2).