Next Steps for Spouses of Students granted Stamp 4 under the 2004 Student Probationary Extension

Legally resident spouses of students granted a Stamp 4 Immigration permission on the Conclusion of the 2004 Student Probationary Extension are now being considered by the INIS for an extension of their immigration permission.

Applicants will be required to complete the application form and statutory declaration available on the INIS website. The fully completed application form together with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

Spouses

Conclusion of 2004 Student Probationary Extension

Floor 5Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

13-14 Burgh Quay

Dublin 2

Supporting documentation required:

  • A Certified colour copy of all pages of your current passport
  • A Copy of your most recent Certificate of Registration (GNIB card)
  • Details of medical insurance for the year, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Copy of  your marriage certificate ( if in a language other than English certified translated copy must be provided)
  • Proof of  your current address e.g. utility bill

If you are employed in the State the following documents should also be submitted:

  • A letter from your current employer confirming employment details, including start date of employment and current salary level
  • Copies of your most recent pay slips
  • Your P60s  for 2013/2014

Incomplete applications will not be processed and may be returned to you. You are advised to check you have fully completed the application form and statutory declaration and included all the documentation listed above before submitting your application. Failure to do so will lead to delays.

INIS have yet to release information on the process for spouses who are currently undocumented in the State. There has been no indication as to whether other family members of Stamp 4 holders under the Student Probationary Scheme will be considered. Given the delay in the processing of the Student Probationary Extension Scheme many such applicants have already submitted applications to the Department for consideration. Further, it is still unclear what immigration permission will be granted to spouses and family members under this scheme. Clarity on this matter from the INIS would be welcomed.

Eimear Nugent

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