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How to Apply for Stamp 1G Extension

In recent months, we have received many requests from Stamp 1G holders who are seeking an extension to their visas. Many are near to their 12 months (for level 8) or 24 months (for Master) duration on their Stamp 1G.

Following our correspondence with the Department of Justice, it is confirmed that they will consider applications for Stamp 1G extension application on a case by case basis. The Department has confirmed that the following procedures and documents will be required for the application. A screenshot of the correspondence is attached below.

Our office is currently accepting cases from clients to make the applications on your behalf, with a very high success rate. One of the clients has kindly shared the extension approval letter with us.

"Permission requests must be submitted by post and include the following:

1. Detailed letter of your request - any statement made must be supported

by documentary evidence.

2. Full academic history in the State.

3. Evidence of finances i.e. six-month bank statements, P60s, payslips.

4. Evidence of private medical insurance.

5. Full-colour copy of your national passport - all pages including blank


6. Evidence of current address.

These should be submitted by post to: Unit 1 - Domestic Residence and Permissions Division, Immigration Service Delivery, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2."

So what's the chance of success in my application?

The Department of Justice recognised due to the impact of the pandemic, many Stamp 1G holders had a very difficult time in securing full-time employment and an Employment Permit. Therefore, all valid applications with documentary evidence and genuine reasons will be considered and likely be approved.

Future Direct specialises in Irish Employment Permits and immigration. We welcome this change and believe it is a very appropriate response, in light of the current pandemic and circumstances faced by the international student community.

Should you require us to make the application on your behalf or have any questions, feel free to call us today at +353 872400433 or email We are happy to answer your questions.


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