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Long Term Residency versus Permanent Residency: Who can apply?

Both Long Term Residency and Permanent Residency apply to individuals who have been legally resident in Ireland for a minimum period of 60 months (5 years). The difference lies in the type of permission that allowed them to stay in the country for that entire period.

Long Term Residency applies to individuals who were resident in Ireland on employment permits for at least 5 years. If successful, the applicant will receive a Stamp 4 permission for an additional 5 years and will no longer be tied to any employer.

Long-term residents may be granted certain rights and privileges, such as access to healthcare, social welfare, and employment opportunities, similar to those of Irish citizens.

It is important to note that immigration policies and requirements can change, so it’s always a good idea to consult with the relevant Irish authorities or legal experts for the most up-to-date information.

Permanent Residency applies to individuals who have lived as a family member of a European citizen for at least 5 years. In this case, it is important for the applicant to provide details of the European citizen’s entire life during the last 5 years, as the application will only be valid if it can be proven that the European citizen has been living in Ireland and has engaged in paid work, self-sufficient living, entrepreneurship, or study throughout the entire period.

If the application is successful, the applicant will receive a Stamp 4 permission for 10 years.

Please note that the application should be submitted 6 months before the expiration date of the current permission.

For any inquiries about these changes and immigration matters in general, please feel free to contact us at or call us at 01-8735012.

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Elaine O'Sullivan

Elaine O’Sullivan, Partner, can assist you in all areas of Irish Immigration law, Judicial Review and Surrogacy. Contact Elaine if you would like assistance with any of these matters. or +353 (0) 1 873 5012

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