I am writing here on behalf of my friend.
They have been to india on a Holiday on 14th Jan 2021, expected to return to Ireland by 13th March.
However, due to covid travel restrictions within and outside of India and being diagnosed with COVID in april, he had to cancel his flight tickets more than a couple times. Each time for reasons outside of control.
His Visa ( STAMP1) is currently set to expire by the end of August. He is to apply for a letter of support, after which he can apply for a STAMP4.
Given his situation, could some one advise if being outside Ireland during these travel restrictions can be exempt for deciding his visa status ?
Does he have to declare his 6 month absence with the employment trade email address while applying for a support letter ?
How does his dependant wife comply with immigration while he is going through this process is she eligible to work.
many thanks for your help, wanted to help and clear the air for my friend.