Is your Stamp 1G expiring on the 31st of May? Apply for another 6-months 1G extension now.
In the past two years, the Irish Department of Justice has announced numerous automatic extensions of immigration permissions up to 31/05/2022. This has benefited thousands of stamp 1G holders (and other stamp holders) who live and work in Ireland during the pandemic. It gave opportunities for people to continue with their lives without being concerned about the uncertainties in their immigration permissions.
However, as we approach 31/05/2022 many Stamp 1G holders are facing a challenge; you have not yet secured an Employment Permit to be able to transfer to a Stamp 1 visa. The reasons could be that
You have filed for your Employment Permit and are waiting for it to be approved, which will be beyond 31/05/2022. The current processing times for General Employment Permit is about 4-5 months.
You are in employment but have not yet filed for an Employment Permit application
Your employment is not eligible for either General Employment Permit or Critical Skills Employment Permit
You are still actively searching for your dream job
Any other complications involving personal circumstances
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. This is required to be a formal written application to present your case and your reasons.
This is a 1G extension that can be obtained in addition to the automatic extension beyond 31/05/2022.
In recent months, we have already successfully obtained 1G Extensions for our clients through this manner, mostly for a period of 6 months or more.