Stamp 0 approval from US
They were kind enough to send it registered mail directly to INIS without an additional charge. But I would add that we had received letters from INIS with our Person ID, application number, and the name of the direct contact at INIS requesting the information. The accountant included copies of the letters with their submission. So it was easy to reach the right person. Not sure if it would be as smooth without those identifiers. Hope that helps. Good luck!
I couldn’t have know that it was possible to get approval from the US without the insights on this Forum. Your recommendation for the accountant was brilliant. So thank you for being the catalyst and organizer with all so helpful insights.
We plan to do a more thorough assessment of the bigger cities to make a decision where to settle. We are drawn to Galway, but we plan to check out Cork and Waterford in more depth.
Thanks all for the good advice and calming words. We finally were able to submit all of our paperwork Nov. 15 and got our Stamp O approvals this week. The whole process was fairly easy, once we found an Irish accountant who would work with us. Oddly, this turned out to be the hardest part -- we went through three accountants, wasting more than a month, before we found one who would respond to emails promptly. I would advise anyone doing this to lineup the accountant early. We arrive in Ireland two weeks from today and the adventure will continue!