Important news for the Spouses of Intra Company Transfer Permit holders and General Employment Permit holders.

There has been an easing and simplification of working permissions for the spouses of these permit. In summary the new arrangements are the following:

Eligible spouses and partners with a Stamp 3 endorsed on their current in-date Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card have had their permission to remain in the State varied to the same conditions as Stamp 1G.

  • From 15th may 2024 Stamp 3 holders will have the same capacities to work in Ireland as those who hold a Stamp 1G.
  • For existing Stamp 3 holders there will be no need to seek new IRP registration with a 1G this will be done at renewal stage

The following is a link to a pro forma letter prepared by Immigration Service Delivery addressed to prospective employers setting out the revised Stamp 3 employment capacities:

https://www.irishimmigration.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Notice-to-Employers-Stamp-3.pdf

Should you need a copy of the letter you can download it here.

This revised policy will apply in the following circumstances:

If you currently reside in the State, to be eligible for this varying of permission, you must meet the following criteria on the 15/05/2024. You are:

  • A spouse or partner of General Employment Permit (GEP) or Intra-Corporate Transferee (ICT) permit holder;
  • A spouse or partner of a Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder (CSEP) or Researcher on a Hosting Agreement;
  • A spouse or partner of a Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) on a Multi-Site General Employment Permit;

Or,

  • Your spouse or partner previously held one of the above and is now on Stamp 4 permission
  • Your spouse or partner has been issued a Reactivation Employment Permit for a GEP, ICT or CSEP Employment Permit.

And:

  • You have been granted permission to reside in Ireland under the Non-EEA Family Reunification Policy;
  • You are legally resident in the State on a valid Stamp 3;
  • You wish to engage in employment in Ireland;
  • You are a non-EU/EEA/UK/Swiss national.

This policy will not apply in the following circumstances:

  • All other family members, other than spouses or partners, of Employment Permit, Hosting Agreement or Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit holders.
  • A spouse or partner of an Employment Permit, Hosting Agreement or Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit holder, who is present in the State on a different type of permission, such as, visitor conditions or Stamp 2 (study).
  • A spouse or partner of an Employment Permit, Hosting Agreement or Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit holder who does not have permission be in the state.
  • Stamp 3 holders, who have been issued Stamp 3 permission for other reasons and, are not spouses or partners of an Employment Permit, Hosting Agreement or Intra- Corporate Transferee Permit holder.

We hope this clarifies, any question get in touch:

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