Without Condition As To Time is a permission to remain granted to non EEA nationals who have acquired 8 years, or 96 months, of lawful residence in the State. It is evidenced by a Stamp 5 permission to remain placed in the passport. While the granting of Without Condition As To Time is indefinite in nature, in practice it is issued to holders for the duration of their current passport, and renewable thereafter.
Persons are eligible for Without Condition As To Time must have acquired 8 years of residence on the basis of stamp 1, stamp 3 and stamp 4. Holders of Long Term Residence are not eligible.
Applicants for Without Condition As To Time can only apply once their current stamp 4 permission has less that 6 months to run.
If the application is successful, the applicant will receive an approval letter from the Department of Justice and Equality. The applicant must then immediately attend the GNIB to register their new permission to remain, which will be evidenced by a stamp 5 Certificate of Registration and a corresponding stamp in the applicant’s passport.