The purpose of this document is to set out a comprehensive statement of Irish national immigration policy in the area of family reunification.  It is recognised that more comprehensive and transparent guidelines are necessary to assist applicants and decision makers in this area.  The policies outlined in this document will apply to all decision making in the immigration system in relation to family reunification cases in a harmonised way, incorporating both visa applications and the various leave to remain processes.   The document also outlines some recommended administrative changes. 

Family Reunification Policy Document (PDF - 331KB)