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Proofs of ‘each’ year of residence claimed

Post by pwchwh » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:28 pm


I am wondering if my understanding is correct in relation to the proofs of residence of ‘each’ year claimed.

So, if I received a stamp 4 on 31 March 2016 and were to apply for citizenship as the spouse of an Irish citizen after coming March, my 3 years’ residnece runs:

Year 1 - 31 March 2016 to 30 March 2017
Year 2 - 31 March 2017 to 30 March 2018
Year 3 - 31 March 2018 to 30 March 2019

Therefore, I need three differents proofs of residence for the Year 1, another three for thr Year 2, and also three for the Year 3 (9 proofs in total)-this is my understanding.

Reading some other posts here, however, I have noticed that some people have a different interpretation in this regard, which is I have to submit 12 different proofs in total (3 for the ‘Calendar’ Year 2016, 3 for 2017, 3 for 2018, and 3 for 2019, EXCLUDING the additional three proofs of residence for both me and my spouse for the 3 months immediately before my application).

Could anyone here please advise me on this (which interpretation is correct)? Thank you very much for your help.. Happy New Year!

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Re: Proofs of ‘each’ year of residence claimed

Post by Alixlboy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:29 pm

When I submitted my application, I also submitted 3 proofs of my current address, just to be on the safe side, even though I had enclosed 3 proofs for the same year, but for a different address. I think being careful is the only way to ensure that you get yours second stage letter ASAP.

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