Stamp 0 person of independent means questions
We submitted our package for the Stamp 0 visa on August 20 and received a letter form INIS today at our US address. I can confirm a couple of items of interest/confusion from past posts for the benefit of those thinking of applying.
We applied from the US Obviously it worked based on the letter we received.
We provided our US health insurance brochure describing the worldwide hospital and urgent care coverage. That also seemed to be satisfactory.
We did submit our pension income certified by the US govt - thinking that the success by the blogger from Canada who did not use an Irish accountant but was approved anyway might also work for us - but that didn’t work.
From the letter we received, the accountant certification is all we need. If anyone has a referral for an accountant that was in the reasonable range, please share.
I have received my Stamp 0 approval!
First, thank you, Liam, for providing this forum. It was a great resource during this process. And I appreciate your support and feedback.
I’ve posted here a couple of times throughout this process, so I won’t do a full review of the experiences. As I was approaching my 90 day mark, and still awaiting a response from INIS, I found it necessary to submit a change of address. Coincidentally perhaps, the day I submitted my change of address via email the approval letter was issued!
I promptly mailed my passport via registered mail (including a self-addressed, postage paid return registered mail envelope) and received it back within a week.
I then went to the Killarney Garda Station for the final step with the immigration officer; this too was seamless. Because of information from this forum, I took along proof of address, proof of insurance, the letter from INIS and my newly stamped passport. 3 weeks later I picked up my GNIB card at the immigration office at the Killarney Garda Station.
Just want to close out on my experience, and to thank Liam, and all who assisted me in this process.
Happy to try to help anyone applying if I can.