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Ireland Stamp 0 Renewal

The Stamp 0 immigration permission allows non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizens to live in Ireland based on independent financial means or for elderly dependent relatives of an Irish citizen or resident. As this is a strictly temporary permission, it is usually issued for 1 year and will need to be renewed before its expiry date.

If you or a family member have been granted a Stamp 0 permission to remain in Ireland that needs to be renewed, or if you have any other questions, you can call IAS at +353 061 518 025 to receive immediate support from one of our Ireland immigration experts. We can help you understand the implications of renewing your Stamp permission, what documents you will need, and how to apply.

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    Am I Eligible to Renew My Stamp 0 Permission?

    To qualify for your Stamp 0 renewal, you will need to show proof that you can still meet the condition under which your initial permission was granted. In general, this means that you will need to show that you are an elderly dependent relative of an Irish citizen or resident, a retiree or person of independent financial means, or a visiting academic.

    Your Stamp 0 renewal eligibility may be subject to the conditions specified in your letter of permission from the Minister for Justice which you received for your previous stamp application or most recent renewal.

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    What Documents Do I Need to Renew My Stamp 0?

    Overview

    Depending on your specific conditions, you might need different documents that prove your specific circumstances, that you can meet the required financial criteria, and that you are covered by private medical insurance. In general, you should make sure to provide the following:

    • The Biometric page of your current passport (must be valid and clearly show your picture, passport number, and date of birth)
    • Your current Stamp 0 (this should be a page in your passport)
    • Your current Irish Residence Permit card (IRP card). You will need to show the front and back
    • Proof of private medical insurance providing full cover for medical treatment including hospitalisation
    • Your current Letter of Offer from the Minister for Justice (For the registration stage of the Renewal process. You will apply for this in stage one.)

    If you have changed or updated your passport, you will need to provide the details of both your old and new passport.

    Dependent Elderly Relative

    If you or your family member are applying to renew a Stamp 0 as a dependent elderly relative, you will need to provide proof that the Irish citizen or Irish residence sponsor meets the financial criteria to support you. Proof might include six recent pay slips, bank statements from the last 6 months, an employment revenue summary covering the past year, or other financial documentation showing that the Irish citizen child can sustain the financial burden of being a sponsor.

    The sponsor’s income must be at least:

    • €60,000 (if sponsoring one parent)
    • €75,000 (if sponsoring both parents)

    You will also need to provide documents proving your family relation, such as a birth certificate.

    Retiree or Person of Independent Means

    If you are applying for a Stamp 0 renewal based on independent financial means such as savings or a pension you will need to provide evidence that your financial status meets the minimum requirements for being classed fully financially self-sufficient.

    • Proof showing that you have a minimum of €50,000 in savings, pension income, or other investments.
    • Proof that you can access a lump sum of around 100,000 to cover unforeseen big expenses.

    Visiting Academic

    If you were issued permission to temporarily come and work in Ireland as a foreign academic or researcher while remaining on the foreign payroll, you will need to prove that you still meet these financial requirements which might include:

    • Evidence of your financial resources such as 6 months of bank statements
    • A letter of your sponsoring organization confirming that they are paying for you
    • A letter from your employer confirming that you remain on the payroll of an overseas company and specifying details about your employment
    • A letter explaining your reasons for requesting a renewal

    Fees to Renew Stamp 0

    When registering your Stamp and renewing your IRP card you will need to pay a €300 renewal fee. This is payable with a valid debit or credit card.

    Application Process for a Stamp 0 Renewal

    Overall, the application process for a Stamp 0 renewal will be similar to your initial Stamp 0 application. You will need to obtain a renewed letter of permission from the Minister of Justice and register your renewed residential permission. Remember to also renew your visa if you are a visa-required person. Non-visa-required nationals will only need to register their new immigration stamp.

    Receiving a Letter of Permission from the Minister for Justice

    Overall, the application process for a Stamp 0 renewal will be similar to your initial immigration permission application. To start, you will have to access, download and print the Temporary Permission to Remain (Stamp 0) Renewal Form (TPER Renewal Form) on the Irish Immigration Service website.

    Independent from your basis of reapplication, the quickest way to find this form on the Immigration Service website is to navigate from the homepage by selecting ‘I want to live in Ireland’ and then selecting ‘I want to retire to Ireland’. Here, you will be able to navigate to the renewal section and access the form.

    Once you have printed the TPER Renewal Form and are ready to fill it in, there are a few main things to keep in mind:

    • This form needs to be completed in English.
    • Answers need to be written in block capitals, using blue or black ink.
    • All mandatory sections of the form must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
    • You must submit accurate and comprehensive documentation to support your application.
    • You must sign the form, confirming that the information you have provided is accurate. Providing false information will lead to your application getting rejected and you may be banned from applying for residence permissions in the future.

    Filing TPER Renewal Form

    If you are filing more than one renewal application, you must complete all application steps for each applicant. This includes completing the checklists in the form and providing copies of all necessary documents.

    Once you have completed your TPER Renewal Form, you will need to send it, along with copies of all required documents, to the following address:

    Stamp 0 Renewal

    Unit C, Domestic Residence & Permissions Division

    Immigration Service Delivery

    13/14 Burgh Quay

    Dublin 2

    D02 XK70

    After you have sent your TPER Renewal Form to the Domestic Residence and Permissions Division of Immigration Service Delivery, you will need to wait for your application to be processed. If your application is successful, you will receive a conditional permission letter from the Minister for Justice which you can use to register your residence permission and receive your updated IRP card. You will also receive an agreement form which you will need to sign, agreeing to meet the conditions laid out in your letter of offer.

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      Registering Your New Permission

      Overview

      Once you have received your Stamp 0 permission you have 90 days to register with your local immigration office. This will be the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) if you are in Dublin or the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIM) if you are elsewhere in Ireland. If you cannot get an appointment in time, you will need to have proof that you have attempted to register within this timeline.

      After successfully registering with your respective immigration authority, you will be issued your updated Irish Residence Permit card (IRP card). You should make sure to keep this on your person and might need to show it to authorities if prompted.

      Registering Your Permission in Dublin

      If you are applying to register your renewed Stamp 0 permission from within Dublin, you need to do so via the online renewal system on the Irish Immigration website.

      If you already have an account from your initial application, you will have to log in. If you do not have an account yet you will need to take a moment to register.

      When you are logged in to your account, you will need to find the Registration Renewal form and start your renewal application. You will need to provide your personal information and upload digital scans of your supporting documentation before being asked to pay the renewal processing fee of €300.

      There are helpful guides available when you access the online renewal system, but if you would like personal assistance with this process you can call us at +353 061 518 025. One of our experts at IAS will be happy to guide you through the process.

      When you have submitted your application, you will be given a receipt and a unique application number. It is important that you hold on to this for future reference. Once your renewal has been processed successfully, you will receive an email letting you know and your new IRP card will be sent to you via post. This might take another couple of weeks.

      Registering Your Stamp 0 Permission Outside of Dublin

      If you need to register your renewed Stamp 0 permission outside of Dublin you will need to do so in person. While this might include some travel, you will be able to find your nearest registration office by visiting the Garda website and selecting your area.

      You can call or email to make your appointment, and then use the time to prepare the documents, including the current letter of offer you have received from the Minister for Justice. The waiting time will depend on the current workload of your local registration office.

      During your appointment, the immigration officer will review your passport and required documentation. You will need to bring originals to this appointment, though it might be wise to make copies of essential documents just in case. You will also be asked to pay the €300 renewal fee.

      After your appointment, you will receive an email informing you when your renewed IRP card is available to be collected from the registration office where you registered.

      Stamp 0 Renewal Timeline

      You should allow plenty of time for your Stamp 0 renewal to be processed and for you to complete all remaining steps in the application process. You should send your TPER Renewal Form to the Domestic Residence and Permissions Division 4 months before your current permission expires.

      Processing time tends to average at around 4 months. Make sure to provide all the necessary documents in your application to avoid additional delays in your application.

      What Happens If My Stamp 0 Expires?

      If your Stamp 0 expires, is not renewed, or if your renewal application is rejected, you will lose legal status to remain in Ireland and will be expected to leave the state.

      Should your Stamp expire while you are still awaiting your renewal decision, you will be granted a provisional period of 8 weeks if you have applied for renewal before the expiration date.

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        Restrictions on a Stamp 0 Permission

        Stamp 0 permissions are issued under the strict condition that permission holders are not allowed to seek any form of employment unless explicitly granted permission by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). Equally, you will not be allowed to enrol in an Irish University or College while staying in Ireland on this permission. You are allowed to engage in volunteering activities and other non-profit work, however.

        You will also not be able to make use of any publicly funded services.

        Should you break this condition, your Stamp 0 will become invalid and you will no longer have legal status to remain in the State.

        Additionally, you should remember that Stamp 0 is a strictly temporary permission to remain, you will not be able to count the time spent in Ireland on a Stamp 0 permission towards any permanent residency requirements. However, you will still be able to spend a long time in Ireland if you continue to meet the conditions to renew your permission every year.

        How Can IAS Help?

        The strict limitations on Stamp 0 permissions can make the application process intimidating. If you would like help with understanding the required documents or application steps, or if you think that your circumstances have changed, you can contact us today at +353 061 518 025.

        Our experienced team of Ireland immigration lawyers will be happy to help you understand the renewal process and which permission might be best suited for your needs.

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                  Frequently Asked Questions

                  No. The time spent in Ireland on a Stamp 0 permission cannot count towards the residential requirements for permanent residence needed to become an Irish citizen.

                  If you are a non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen and your country is on the visa required list of countries for Irish residence, you will have likely applied for a long stay ‘D’ visa when you first obtained your immigration permission.

                  You will need to make sure to keep your visa updated when you renew your Stamp. Individuals from non-visa-required countries will not need to obtain a visa.

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