Immigration Service Delivery issued a new notice on 27th April 2020 confirming that a number of change of permission applications may be submitted electronically on a temporary basis until 20th May 2020.
The notice confirms as follows:
“In light of the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as a temporary measure between now and 20th May 2020, applications for the following change of permissions may be submitted electronically to the Registration Office, Burgh Quay, Dublin (email@example.com):
|From Stamp||To Stamp|
|Stamp 1 (Critical Skill Employment Permit)||Stamp 4 (after 2 completed years on CSEP and DBEI Stamp 4 support letter)|
|Stamp 1 (Employment Permit)||Stamp 4 (after 5 completed years on Employment Permits)|
|Stamp 2||Stamp 1 (Employment Permit)|
|Stamp 2||Stamp 1A (Trainee Accountant Contract)|
|Stamp 1, 2 or 3||Stamp 1G (Spouse of Critical Skill Employment Permit holder)|
|Stamp 1, 2 or 3||Stamp 4 (Spouse of Irish National)|
All required documentation should be scanned and included in the application. All eligibility criteria will continue to apply.
Where a permission has been granted, applicants will still be required to register the change as normal once the Registration Office in Burgh Quay and local Registration Offices reopen.”
This is a positive development for any clients who wish to submit an application for change of permission and who fall within the categories listed in the notice.
Our office continues to act for many clients who have pending immigration applications, and we are continuing to liaise with INIS on behalf of our clients as normal.
The full notice can be read here.
If you would like more information regarding an application for change of permission, please contact our office.