Without Condition As To Time Endorsements

Without Condition As To Time (WCATT) Stamp 5 is placed in the passport of an individual who has completed 8 years (96 months) of legal residency in Ireland.

The Stamp 5 states:"THE HOLDER OF THIS PASSPORT IS PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN IRELAND WITHOUT CONDITION AS TO TIME."

This stamp is valid to the expiry of the passport in which it is placed.

Only immigration stamps in a passport can be counted towards a Without Conditions As To Time application.

The following stamps do not qualify for Without Conditions As To Time stamp (Stamp 5).

  • Stamp 0
  • Student - Stamp 2 or Stamp 2A
  • Temporary Registered Doctors - Stamp 4
  • Trainee Accountants - Stamp 1A
  • Intra Company Transfer - Stamp 4
  • Spouse or dependent of an Intra Company Transfer – Stamp 3
  • Temporary visitors permission granted at the port of entry

If you have any of these type stamps in your passport they will not be counted towards the 96 months legal residence required.

 

From the 1st May 2018 all applications (new and renewals) for Without Condition As To Time, must be submitted on the Without Condition As To Time Application Form and submitted to:

Residence Unit 3
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)
13/14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70


 

Read more about this topic below:

Document iconFrequently asked questions - Without condition as to time (PDF 40.KB)

Document iconApplication form - Without condition as to time(PDF 140.KB)

 

Updated 23 March 2018