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Please read our previous blog post about this proposed scheme: https://www.dlcm.ie/?p=2570

The Department of Justice are proposing the following eligibility requirements:

  • The principal applicant must have resided in the State without immigration permission continuously for a minimum of four years prior to applying under this Scheme
  • For applications that include children, this residence criteria is reduced to three continuous prior residence in the State by the principal applicant
  • The Department are not proposing to set any income requirements
  • The Department propose to look at character and criminality considerations
  • The Department propose that documentation to prove identity & residence in the State upon arrival will be required

The Department are proposing that this scheme will be open for a specific timeframe – i.e. for approximately six months. There will be an online application process.

It is proposed that successful applicants will be awarded an immigration permission (stamp) which provides for unrestricted access to the labour market. It is not yet confirmed which stamp will be granted. The Department proposes that years of residence on this permission will be reckonable for the purposes of citizenship applications in the future.

The Department have confirmed that there will be a right to appeal, if an applicant receives a refusal decision.

It is important to note that this scheme has not yet been launched. It is envisaged that the scheme will be launched before the end of 2021.

If you have any views or opinions as to how this scheme should run, we would be grateful if you could email us with any ideas you might have before the 17th of May at info@dlcm.ie  

If you are affected by any of the above, please feel free to call us to discuss on 01 671 65 18.