The INIS have altered the eligibility criteria for applications for residency for the de facto partners of Irish citizens.
Applicants are now required to have cohabited together with their Irish citizen partner for a period of one year. This has been reduced from the previous two year requirement.
A new application form has also been published and is now to be used when making the de facto residency permission application. The application form includes statutory declarations to be sworn by the applicant, the Irish citizen and a supporting witness.
The application form and a guidance note can be found on the INIS web page.
If you have queries or wish to submit an application for residency permission on as the partner of an Irish citizen do not hesitate to contact the office.
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