Permission to join a non-EU/EEA & non-Swiss citizen living in Ireland

Apply for permission to join your family member in Ireland via the schemes or programmes described below.

Find out how to prepare for border control, if you need a visa & more. These can affect your application in important ways.

Important Notice: Update to the INIS Non-EEA Family Reunification Policy Document

Join your long term, de facto partner

A de facto relationship means you and your partner are not married, but are both committed to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others, ie as if you were married.

Apply for De Facto Partnership Immigration Permission.

From 1 April 2019 a new Preclearance Scheme has been launched by INIS - apply for Preclearance as the De Facto Partner of a Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder, or of a Non-EEA Researcher on a Hosting Agreement.

 

Join your family member if you are an elderly & dependent relative

Apply via Stamp 0 for permission to live with your family member in Ireland if you are an elderly, dependent relative (eg elderly parent) of a non-EU/EEA & non-Swiss citizen who has legal residence here.

Read a longer summary about how to apply as an elderly & dependent relative.

Join another family member, eg spouse, parents

Apply based on the rules described in the Policy Document on non-EEA Family Reunification (PDF 330KB).

Read a longer summary about how to apply as a family member.

 

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Updated: 1 April 2019

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Page history

1 April 2019

Launch of new Preclearance scheme and Revised immigration arrangements for De Facto Partners of Critical Skills Work Permit (CSEP) Holders or of Non EEA Researchers on a Hosting Agreement added

6 March 2019

Added notice regarding Revised immigration arrangements for the Spouses and De Facto Partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holders

20 December 2016

Section added : "Join your long term, de facto partner"

Change : From "Join another family member, eg spouse, partner, parents" to "Join another family member, eg spouse, parents"

9 December 2016

Page published.