Elderly Parent – Family Reunification Application

If an Irish citizen residing in Ireland, or a person lawfully present in Ireland on stamp 1, 4 or 5 wishes to have their Non-EEA parent join them in Ireland, they must apply for a Stamp 0 permission to remain related visa.  

The factual circumstances require the elderly parent to be dependent on the sponsor family member residing in Ireland.  

Evidence of the familial relationship must be proved.  

The parent should have relevant comprehensive private medical insurance.  

The family member sponsor in Ireland must prove they have yearly earnings of sixty thousand after tax if they wish to have one parent join them in Ireland. This increases to seventy five thousand if you are seeking to have two parents join you in Ireland.  

Proof of the financial support between the sponsor and parent is needed.  

If the parent has guaranteed income, same can be possibly used to offset the financial limit requirements.  

If the parent is from a visa requirement country then the Stamp 0 permission to remain application should be made from outside the state, which is a Long Stay D visa application. It is preferable that the application is also made from outside the state for a non visa required national.  

Stamp 0 is not reckonable residence for naturalisation and is granted on a temporary annual renewable basis.  

The parent person should not come to Ireland on a visitor visa and then seek to apply for a Stamp 0 Long Stay Family visa based on family reunification.  

If the application is granted, upon arriving in Ireland, the parent Non-EEA national must register with their local GNIB Gara National Immigration Bureau office.  

Please note EU Treaty Rights is dealt with in a separate post.

If you have any questions about such applications, we will be happy to help. 

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If you have questions about visas, you can speak with an immigration lawyer on (01) 546 1121 or  (052) 612 1999.


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