Renew Stamp 4 based on living with your long term, de facto partner

To remain in Ireland lawfully when your current Stamp 4 expires, you must renew your immigration permission and registration in person at a registration office.

Your application will be considered with reference to De Facto Partnership Immigration Permission. If successful, you'll be given a fresh stamp in your passport and a new Certificate of Registration (GNIB card).

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Confirm your expiry date

The expiry date for your current immigration permission & registration is shown in your passport and on your Certificate of Registration (GNIB card).

To apply for a renewal, you must visit a registration office within the 2 week period before expiry.

If you do not renew in time, future applications could be affected by gaps in your immigration record. In some circumstances, you may have to leave the country.

Prepare to renew

When you were first granted permission to stay in Ireland, you were sent a letter with detailed information about your permission and related conditions.

The letter also contained information about how to renew, including documents and other evidence you need. For example, you will need to provide proof that your long term, de facto relationship continues.

Note: A de facto relationship means you and your partner are both committed to a shared life together to the exclusion of all others, ie as if you were married.

If you have lost your original letter, contact De Facto Relationship Unit.

Read a longer description of the renewal process and what happens next.

Help & information

De Facto Relationship Unit
Residence Division (Units 5 and 6)
Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service
PO Box 12695
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

Email: inisdefacto@justice.ie

 

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Updated: 5 September 2016

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