Register to join your family member or partner

To stay with your family member or partner in Ireland for longer than 90 days, apply based on the Policy document on non-EEA family reunification.

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 permission or have not yet received a letter or reply, find out what to do next below.

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Apply for permission

Policy document on non-EEA family reunification

The 'Policy document on non-EEA family reunification'  explains how your application to stay in Ireland may be decided.

For example, it explains how a decision may be influenced by your relationship to your family member, including as a spouse, long term partner, child, adopted child, etc.

To learn more, download and read the Policy document on non-EEA family reunification (PDF).

Permission letter

If your application 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 but have not received a response or a letter, contact Residence Division (Units 5 and 6) 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 join your family member
  • 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 (Units 5 and 6)
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
PO Box 12695
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

Email: inissinu@justice.ie

 

Contact

If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 5 September 2016

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