Stamp 0 person of independent means questions
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.
May I ask, what is meant by "a condition of residing in the State on Stamp 0 conditions is that you reside continuously in the State"? Is this referring to the number of days a stamp 0 holder must spend in Ireland each year?
This was a previous response from Unit 2:
I acknowledge receipt of your email, the contents have been noted. If you
are to reside in the State on Stamp 0 conditions, you must reside
continuously in the State.
Continuous residency means living in the State for the period covered by
this temporary and limited permission, allowing for reasonable periods of
absence from the State for holidays, exceptional family circumstances or
commitments outside the State arising from business or employment carried
on within the State.
Fantastic to hear about your success in applying and gaining approval for Stamp 0 from Canada. We would also like to apply from without being in Ireland and without using an accountant. Any chance you’d be willing to share the blank spreadsheet or other document you used for income?
I didn't prepare any spreadsheet. I just submitted the Ulster Bank statement which has over Euro 120,000 in my current account, and Canada income from government.
I was trying to use an accountant, but he said I have PSC, Ulster bank account, Irish driver license etc. he didn't see any reason to hire an accountant, unless INIS declined my application on another reason.
Hope it helps!