Beginning April 1st, holders of Green Cards or Critical Skills Employment Permits who apply for a Stamp 4 must submit more extensive proof of their two years of employment in Ireland to the Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation (DJEI).

The new requirements include the following:

  1. Submission of the new Stamp 4 form;
  2. A letter from their employer that is dated within the previous three months and confirms their job title and employment with the company;
  3. Copies of three (3) paystubs from the past four months;
  4. Copies of the employee’s P60 tax statement issued by the employer. This is required for reach year covered by the Critical Skills Employment Permit or Green Card Employment Permit; and
  5. If applicable, documentation proving health insurance payments.

If the DJEI determines that the documents confirm employment for the permit’s duration, a letter will be issued to the employee that he/she will require for his/her Stamp 4 in-person application at the Garda national Immigration Bureau. An approved Stamp 4 has a validity period of two (2) years and permits the holder to stay in Ireland without holding an employment permit. If a Stamp 1 is issued rather than a Stamp 4, the holder must hold a valid employment permit to continue working in Ireland.


Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.