I believe that the Irish Legislation allows for visa free travel for holders of a residence card issued under Article 10 so that the wording of the card should not matter as there will inevitably be wording differences on the cards. As long as it is issued under Article 10 of the 2004/38 Directive.Directive/2004/38/EC wrote:In theory they should not stamp your passport if you have a Residence Card. You should ask them not to stamp it, and refer to the SI which prohibits stamping passports when then holder has a Residence Card.ChIrl wrote:On other note, what stamp they will put in the passport?
The way that Ireland has allowed Residence Card holders to enter the country means they still legally make a distinction between RCs that Ireland has issued and RCs that other member states have issued. So technically speaking, in the way Irish law is presently written, the prohibition is on stamping passports of people with Irish issued Residence Cards.
Also a thought on naming of RCs in different countries. The Irish law describes the Residence Card wording in English. We have seen how it is different in the UK. What are the words on the RC in Germany? I suspect it is not what is in the Irish regulation.
The Residence Card holders passport should not be stamped if entering visa free either.