LONG TERM RESIDENCY (FEES) REGULATIONS 2009 came into effect from 7 September 2009
Long Term Residency (Fees) Regulations 2009: S.I. No. 287 of 2009.pdf
Fee for Long Term Residency
• The established fee for Long Term Residency is €500. Once a decision has been made to grant an applicant Long Term Residency, a letter of approval is sent to the applicant. This letter tells the applicant they have been approved for Long Term Residency and asks that the established fee be submitted within a 28 day time period.
• Payment of the established fee can be made by way of a bank draft or postal order, made payable to the Secretary General, Department of Justice and Equality. Payment in the form of personal or company cheques cannot be accepted.
• Once the established fee has been paid, and all other specifications have been met, a letter will be sent to the applicant or his/her solicitor/legal representative allowing Long Term Residency on Stamp 4 for 5 years. A letter will also be sent to GNIB telling them of the decision to grant Long Term Residency and of the suitable stamp to be given to the applicant (Stamp 3 or Stamp 4).
Note: If the established fee is not paid within 28 days of the sending of the approval letter, this section will not continue with the matter further with the applicant. However, should an applicant wish to complete the Long Term Residency process at a later date, he/she should be aware that some steps in the processing system may need to be repeated and this may result in more delays.
Renewal of Long Term Residency
In order to renew your Long Term Residency it is not necessary to send in a new application. Simply attend at your local Immigration Office to renew your Long Term Residency permission.
Applications from Doctors registered with the Irish Medical Council
The Irish Medical Council has recently restructured their register into the following divisions:
1. Trainee Specialist Division
2. General Division
3. Specialist Division.
It is understood that doctors may move from the General Division to the Trainee Specialist Division and/or Specialist Division. In such cases , the responsibility is on you the applicant to provide certification from the Irish Medical Council to verify that you have the necessary 60 months calculated residence.
I have Business Permission to Remain in the State. Can I apply for Long Term Residency?
• Procedures are at the moment being drafted in relation to applications from persons who hold Business Permission to Remain in the State.
I am a Green Card (Employment) Permit holder, but I also have work permits. Can I apply for Long Term Residency?
• If you hold a combination of work permits and Green Card (Employment) Permits, then you can apply for Long Term Residency. However, you must also meet the Eligibility Criteria set out above.
I am currently working in the State under Hosting Agreement Conditions, but I also have work permits. Can I apply for Long Term Residency?
• If you hold a combination of work permits and are currently working in the State under Hosting Agreement conditions, then you can apply for Long Term Residency. However, you must also meet the Eligibility Criteria set out above.
Please note: Persons who are made redundant should refer to www.inis.gov.ie “Policy for 5 year workers and redundant workers” with regard to keeping Permission to Remain up to date.