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I didn't realise though that they were strictly enforcing this part of the legisation. Other members of this forum who are from Visa-Required countries (e.g. India, Nigeria) applied for Entry Visas (D-Spouse Visas) to join their EU spouses in Ireland, and subsequently applied via the EU1 form for Residency and Work Permission to stay in Ireland past the 3 months initially granted. These spouses applied from their home countries for the Entry visa, and then entered Ireland to apply via the EU1 form. As you will read on this forum, all are waiting for decisions on their EU1 application and their residency rights. They have all been advised that it will probably take about 6 months for processing, despite the EU1 form stating that it will take a "maximum of 6 months to process". So it was doubtful that you could ever have worked immediately on arrival in Ireland anyway. But I do wonder why these other non-EU citizens who entered Ireland from their home countries havent had the same issue. Perhaps their EU1 application will be refused if they weren't resident in another EU country before applying?These regulations shall not apply to a family member unless the family member is lawfully resident in another Member State and is seeking to enter the State in teh company of a Union citizen in respect of whom he or she is a family member.
The "without restriction" bit has never been true as far as I know. A visa or permit is always required. You wouldn't have a right to just turn up and work in the United Kingdom either.darinmacdonald wrote:Hi, I am in a desperate situation. Until today, I thought because my wife is a UK citizen with a UK passport, that her and I could enter Ireland and work without restriction.