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speedytomatoe
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Stamp 4 application- 5 years GEP

Post by speedytomatoe » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:40 pm

Hi all - I was wondering if anyone has recently applied for Stamp 4 on the basis of holding GEP for 5 consecutive years. how long did it take to get it and docs that you submitted any tips etc.

I have a Stamp 1 up to September 2021 but will be five years in few months time in May. Am planning to apply a month before so around April. I am based in Dublin.
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Stamp 4 application- 5 years GEP

Post by burti17 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:21 am

I didn't have GEP but instead had CSEP. However, the procedures are identical apart from stamp 4 eligibility time frame ( 2 years for CSEP , 5 years for GEP)

I had stamp 1 validity until end of July'21 but at the same time I'd finished two years with CSEP. So, I applied stamp 4 on 1 Feb 2021 and received my IRP card with stamp 4 on 23 Feb 2021. I also had to choose previous card expiration date as 15 Feb even though it was expiring July to continue online application

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Re: Stamp 4 application- 5 years GEP

Post by speedytomatoe » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:58 am

Thanks. When did you turn 2 years? February? I kind of want to apply early say mid March and not wait until May.

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Re: Stamp 4 application- 5 years GEP

Post by burti17 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:41 pm

i completed 2 years period in Nov'20 but my stamp 1 was valid until July'21. It's understood you can apply for stamp 4 anytime after you meet min. eligibility criteria. It could be now or a month before current IRP expiration date

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Re: Stamp 4 application- 5 years GEP

Post by littlerr » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:08 pm

Note that General Employment Permit and Critical Skills Employment Permit do not work the same way.

For CSEP holders, the requirement is that you apply for a Stamp 4 Support Letter after completing 21 months on CSEP.

GEP holders do not need this letter. They need to complete 5 years of GEP and when they renew their IRP for the 6th year, they can directly apply for a Stamp 4.

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Re: Stamp 4 application- 5 years GEP

Post by speedytomatoe » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 am

Just an update that I just received my Stamp 4 card valid for one year, I used the renewal option online and uploaded all my GEP work permits, P60s for last five year and paid 300. I applied on 16 March and got an email on 22 that it was processed and got the card by post on 26 March so happy for the quick turnaround!

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