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 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.
Applications normally take 2 to 3 months to process.
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