Legal and Immigration

Legal Referrals
The Center can provide legal referrals to a network of attorneys in a number of areas including immigration, personal litigation, criminal law, and family law.

US, Irish and English passport application forms are available at the Center. Once completed, Sr. Christine Hennessy of Catholic Charities, who is based here in the center is authorized to sign off passport application forms. We also have US Citizenship forms and Citizenship questions & answers available.

New Requirements for Irish Visitors travelling to the U.S. under Visa Waiver Program:

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International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements. All eligible travelers who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization at least 36 hours in advance of your departure date

The Electronic System for Travel Authorization performs checks against law enforcement databases. All travelers seeking admission to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are required to obtain an electronic travel authorization using this system prior to being granted boarding.

If your electronic travel authorization application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are admissible to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Upon arrival to the United States, you will be inspected by a United States Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry who may determine that you are inadmissible under the Visa Waiver Program or for any reason under United States law.

A determination that you are not eligible for electronic travel authorization does not preclude you from applying for a visa to travel to the United States.

All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. An electronic travel authorization may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic travel authorization application submitted by you or on your behalf.

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