ICAN | IMPORTANT: there has been a change in immigration policy for people applying for permission as the de facto partner of an Irish citizen
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IMPORTANT: there has been a change in immigration policy for people applying for permission as the de facto partner of an Irish citizen

IMPORTANT: there has been a change in immigration policy for people applying for permission as the de facto partner of an Irish citizen

IMPORTANT: there has been a change in immigration policy for people applying for permission as the de facto partner of an Irish citizen

The Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service have just announced that they have changed their policy for how long de facto partners need to have lived together (co-habited) before applying for permission.

There is now a minimum requirement of 2 years proof of living together before applying for permission

See this official link: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/immigration-updates

WHO WILL THIS AFFECT?

I have not yet applied for permission – do I need to prove 2 years living together with my Irish partner before I can apply?
Yes. You cannot apply now with any less than 2 years evidence of cohabitation

I applied between April 2017 and September 2017 – will this affect me?
We do not know yet. Please contact us if you have less than 2 years cohabitation and applied using the official de facto application form between April 2017 and September 2017

I already have de facto permission (Stamp 4) granted to me – will this affect me?
No

I am married to an Irish citizen and wish to apply for immigration permission – will this affect me?
No – this is only for de facto partners of Irish citizens

If you are not sure if you will be affected by this please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

The Crosscare Migrant Project team

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