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More key steps and crucial details for the Stamp 1G extension application!

In addition to our latest post about key information for applying for a Stamp 1G extension (link here), we will share our experiences with the Stamp 1G extension application process in this blog. The topics covered include:

Stamp 1G extension application
Stamp 1G extension application

How do I submit my application?

You are required to submit a few documents to the department by post. The relevant documents are below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and varies depending on the applicant's condition.

  1. You must provide a detailed letter of your request; any statement/reason made in this letter MUST be supported by documentary evidence.

  2. You must provide your full academic history in Ireland.

  3. You must provide evidence of your financial sources.

  4. You must present your private medical insurance.

  5. A full, valid copy of the passport is mandatory.

  6. You must also provide evidence of your current address.

We strongly advise potential applicants to approach us to make that application rather than DIY the application because:

  1. Our experts are highly experienced in preparing a full application statement for you.

  2. If your application is rejected, you cannot appeal the decision. Given that the application process takes 4 to 6 months, you will need to start the application from the beginning.

How long will my extension be granted?

Based on our experience, the immigration officer determines the extension duration on a case-by-case basis. Typically, a six-month extension is granted for a first-time application. If the applicant cannot secure an employment permit within these six months, they can apply for another extension, which may be granted for up to 12 months. However, the exact duration will be at the discretion of the visa officer.

What is the chance of success in my application?

Each application case is evaluated independently. Applicants are expected to provide comprehensive documentary evidence and genuine reasons to increase the likelihood of receiving extension approval.

What happens after I have submitted my application?

You will receive an acknowledgement letter in the post in the first 2-4 weeks from the immigration office confirming that your application has been received. The acknowledgement letter will also include your application reference number. Afterwards, you will need to wait patiently for approximately 5 to 6 months to obtain a letter of approval.

After receiving your approval letter, you must renew your IRP online if you are based in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, or Meath. You must visit your local Garda station for other counties to obtain a new IRP card. Once approved, a new IRP card will be posted within 2 to 3 weeks. Therefore, it is important to plan your time and application accordingly.

Finding it troublesome and challenging? Contact Future Direct now and talk to our experienced immigration consultants; we can help you plan a sufficient time and make an application on your behalf. Call us at +353 871734289 or email We are happy to answer your questions and help you with this matter.


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