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!