Stamp 0 person of independent means questions
It is my intent to submit my application while in Ireland next month. I will be in the Southwest, so mailing the packet will be easier than trait Dublin. I’ve read here that one person went to the Dublin INIS office , the package was taken, and they were told it would be delivered to the appropriate office. I will inquire and update the group.
Response from Unit 2 Residence Division was very prompt, within 30 minutes!
Following are my 3 questions and responses.
1. Does the application need to be submitted to the Dublin INIS office in-person, or can it be mailed from within Ireland?
The application can be submitted to this division via registered post.
2. Must the applicant remain in Ireland while awaiting the decision?
No, the applicant is not required to remain in the State while the application is pending. However, please note, entry and re-entry to the State is a matter for the immigration Control Officer at the port of entry. Just because an applicant has an application pending does not give them an automatic right to re-enter the State. Please note, a condition of residing in the State on Stamp 0 conditions is that you reside continuously in the State.
3. Must the applicant have a mailing address in Ireland for submission? Without approval it seems counterintuitive to secure an address.
This division should be informed of a change in the applicant’s circumstances including a change of address. The applicant’s address does not have to be an Irish address while the application is pending.
I hope this helps others.
It is making sense to apply from home country, as they cannot reply within 90 days. If I didn't follow up with them, I am still keep on waiting now.
I am more concern is GNIB because all fully booked everyday. It is impossible to squeeze any slot and I doubt how to register within 90 days. In those old days, I could line up at 5am outside the office but no more now. Probably I have to leave before 90th day even I have stamp 0.
Yes, Rose, I believe the a backlog, probably caused by the rush of Brits looking to legalize their status in anticipation of Brexit, is causing massive delays. I know that passport applications are thru the roof. Proposed changes to Stamp 0 in 2016, now on hold for political reasons, along with other changes such as lowering the income requirements and providing a path to citizenship, would have permitted applying from outside of Ireland just like every other country does. I suspect INIS bends the rules often when it's in their interests to do so.
Stamp 0 is more likely a visitor visa which allow you to stay more than 90 days, and you have to tell them your expected leaving date on the application. It is one of the criterias for stamp 0, which I learnt in March when I followed up with them. Stamp 0 duration is based on your expected arrival date and leaving date.
I received an approval letter today and requested to mail my passport to INIS by register post along with a consent form of not engaging in any business/employment/benefits etc.
Probably they will put a stamp 0 visa on my passport instead of issuing a paper.
Stamp 0 visa is done now. My next concern is how to register GNIB within 90 days which is another issue. Seems impossible to book any appointment online.