FAQ

CAN I BRING MY MOTHER TO IRELAND?  I WISH TO BRING MY MOTHER TO IRELAND. I COMPLETED MY MASTER'S LAST SEPTEMBER AND NOW I AM WORKING. I AM CURRENTLY ON 1G. MY FIRM IS WILLING TO SPONSOR MY VISA AFTER PROBATION.

"Register to join your family member as an elderly, dependent relative"

To stay in Ireland for longer than 90 days as the elderly, dependent relative of a non-EU/EEA and Swiss citizen, one must apply for immigration permission i.e. Stamp 0.

Immigration permission to join a family member (who is a non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss citizen) as an elderly, dependent relative is covered by the conditions of immigration stamp 0.

Stamp 0 may only be granted if you can prove that your relative can support you fully and completely.

In addition, your relative must hold an appropriate permission to sponsor an application by you and must also be registered with immigration.

Stamp 0 is subject to several conditions and limitations. For example, it does not allow you to access any public services, eg health services or public hospitals.

If your application for stamp 0 permission is successful, you will be sent a letter that includes information about the permission granted to you and what to do next.This includes how to register with immigration.

Feel free to contact for any clarity on the above.

CAN I DO FREELANCING WHILE I AM ON STAMP 1G VISA?

Students on Stamp 1G are only allowed to work the hours they are legally allowed to mentioned on INIS website.


Any office of profit other than the above can have serious implications in their immigration in the State.

MY SPOUSE HAS A STAMP 4 VISA WITH A VALIDITY OF 2 YEARS, BUT MY STAMP 1G WAS RENEWED WITH ONLY 1-YEAR VALIDITY. ISN'T I SHOULD ALSO GET WITH 2-YEAR VALIDITY?

Based on above query and many of you might have experienced it already.


Authorities here exercise their full discretion and may provide immigration stamping as they may deem fit on case to case basis.


Individuals may return to the authorities for any unfair decisions on their end.

CAN MY SPOUSE WORK ANY JOB AFTER HE/SHE COMES ON A DEPENDENT VISA?

Based on the above query dependents of critical skills permit holder and hosting agreement have the legit rights to be employed in the State.


Stamp 3 free Ireland reform is actively going on in the State to enable Stamp 3 holders the right to work as well.

I RECEIVED A FINE FROM GARDAI FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND I SENT A DEATH CERTIFICATE AS PROOF BUT THEY ARE SAYING IT'S NOT A VALID REASON. SHOULD WE GO FOR SUMMONING OR PAY THE FINE?

Based on the above query and many of you might have experienced it already and would agree that each case in the State is treated differently.


Authorities here exercise their full discretion and may pronounce any judgment, fine, conviction treating each case individually.

DOES THE TIME SPENT ON STAMP 1G AS A MASTER GRADUATE COUNT AS RECKONABLE RESIDENCE FOR CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION.

Please be advised that time spent on a post-graduate 1G visa is not counted as a reckonable residence in the State as oppose to Stamp 1G spouse visa which is.