Ireland-Temporary Stamp 4 Status Application Update

What has changed

As of June 25, 2018, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) has advised that applications for Temporary Stamp 4 status should be submitted twelve (12) weeks in advance of the expiry of the current Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP). Previously, DBEI advised that applications should be submitted six (6) to eight (8) weeks before the expiry of their CSEP permit.

Who is affected

Clients with employees in Ireland who currently hold a CSEP and who wish to extend their employee’s stay for work in Ireland.

What to expect

The DBEI will hold all applications submitted within the twelve (12) week time frame until the employee has reached the minimum twenty-one (21) months residence in Ireland to be eligible for Stamp 4 status.This will reduce the instance of CSEP permits expiring while the Stamp 4 application is processing.
In order for Emigra to assist with Stamp 4 applications, initiations should be sent to us a minimum of sixteen (16) weeks in advance of the CSEP expiry to allow time to fully assess the Stamp 4 position, document collation, application preparation, and submission of the application in line with the DBEI guidance.

What you need to do

  • Clients seeking Temporary Stamp 4 status should initiate Emigra¬†sixteen (16) weeks in advance of expiration of the CSEP.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.