Register based on living independently or retiring to Ireland

To retire to or live independently in Ireland for longer than 90 days, you must first apply for Stamp 0 permission from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

If your application is successful, you will be sent a letter with information about your permission including how to register. Read a summary of the registration process.

If you have not applied for Stamp 0 or have not yet received a letter or reply, find out what to do next below.

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Apply for permission

Stamp 0

Stamp 0 permission may allow you to live in Ireland (as a person of independent means) for over 90 days.

It is only granted if you can prove you are fully financially self-sufficient, and is subject to several conditions and limitations.

Read a longer description about how to apply.

Applications normally take 2 to 3 months to process.

Permission letter

If your application for Stamp 0 is successful, you will be sent a letter that includes information about the permission granted to you and what to do next.

This includes how to register with immigration.

If you applied for Stamp 0 but have not received a response or a letter, contact Residence Division (Unit 2) for an update.

Immigration & registration

Before travelling to Ireland, check if you need a visa.

If you are allowed into Ireland, an immigration officer at border control will stamp your passport and then add a date to the stamp.

You must visit a registration office in person before this date to:

  • Confirm the permission in your letter, ie to live here independently
  • Register your details with immigration

If you don't register in time, you may have to leave the country.

Consult your letter for detailed information about how to register or read a summary of the registration process.

Help & information

Residence Division (Unit 2)
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Ireland
D02 XK70

Email: unit2residencedivision@justice.ie

 

Contact

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Updated: 5 September 2016

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