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Johnnyjacobb
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Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by Johnnyjacobb » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:44 pm

Hello all,

My fiancé is undocumented. We are due to get married soon. I wish to make her legal as soon as possible.

I am an irish citizen and she is a Brazilian citizen.

Has anybody been through this ? Has anyone been able to legalise their situation before being marriage, if so how and what visa?

How did people legalise themselves after marriage? What visa and how?

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by littlerr » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:59 pm

How ‘illegal’ is she? Did she come here on a valid permission previously and then the permission expired? What did the permission expire? Or did she come into Ireland on a short-stay tourist stamp? Or no stamp at all (e.g. by crossing from the North)?

In almost all cases, since she is undocumented at the moment, she will need to apply to the SOIN Unit to try to get a valid permission. The chance of getting an approval will depend on her genuine your relationship is, your financial situation, among other things.

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by Johnnyjacobb » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:24 pm

Thanks for your response.

Have you been in a similar situation?

How dit it work out for you?

Can you share your experience :)

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by littlerr » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:31 pm

I don't have any experience to share, but this is pretty standard stuff that doesn't require someone's personal experience. If she has a legal permission, she gets a Stamp 4 right away; otherwise, she needs to apply to SOIN unit. Simple as that.

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by Johnnyjacobb » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:40 pm

Okay thanks for your input :)

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by irishman003 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:16 pm

You need to share your wife's story otherwise, so we can help you with the correct advice

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by Johnnyjacobb » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:29 pm

Sure,

She was here on stamp 2 and has been here undocumented since 2018/9.
No criminal past.
No claims of benefits.
No deportation orders.

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by StarKing » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:21 pm

She will have to go through the same process I went. She won’t get a visa from the immigration in dublin, she will need to send her application to the SOIN division. I did my application myself, but I was only a few days with my visa expired.

If I were you I would involve a solicitor, principally if she has been at work during this time.

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Re: Becoming legal from being undocumented after marriage to Irish citizen

Post by Johnnyjacobb » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:33 am

Thanks.

How long did it take for you to get your stamp 4 visa? How long was the whole process from sending in the documents to getting the visa?

Did you get called for interview also?

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