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by South African spouse
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of irish national travel in europe
Replies: 7
Views: 596
South Africa

Re: Spouse of irish national travel in europe

No. She cannot travel visa free. Only those who have a Stamp 4EUFAM (mainly spouses of non-Irish EU nationals) can travel without a visa. Incorrect answer my friend. Non Eu spouse can travel to EU without a visa !!! Please see below https://ec.europa.eu/ireland/node/586_en I just received my invita...
by South African spouse
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Spoke to a lovely member of staff today at inis and she told me there are still boxes of invitations to be sent out!!They are looking to clear between 3500 and 4000 people over the 2 days!!its going to be busy so 🤞🤞crossed invitations will be out every day this week could you provide me the telepho...
by South African spouse
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Good morning all, Another day for the " Ceremony invitation soap opera" 😅 Can I ask anyone who has received invites to also add the date they received their approval letter? Just to understand if they are following a chronological order or it's totally at random. Hello, From what I have gathered mo...
by South African spouse
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only
Replies: 344
Views: 150705
South Africa

Re: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only

Application based on:spouse of irish citizen stamp 4 Application sent:27/02/2019 Application received:28/02/2019 via An post tracking Acknowledgement:pending Second stage letter:13th of June Awaiting on approval:letter received 8th January 2020 looking for 950euro with passport photo and gnib card ...
by South African spouse
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Just received my invitation for the 2nd of march!looks like there are 3 ceremonies that day I have registration at 3pm!so anyone still waiting for invites dont lose hope.good luck everyone
by South African spouse
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Travel for South African with UK ILR into ROI
Replies: 6
Views: 408
South Africa

Re: Travel for South African with UK ILR into ROI

Thanks - but not sure if there would be immigration checks on the Scot-NI ferry route due to both ends being in the UK? Assuming we don't get checked on the ferry and obviously don't get checked when crossing the border, what happens if we get stopped by an official in ROI for whatever reason and i...
by South African spouse
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Spoke to a lovely member of staff today at inis and she told me there are still boxes of invitations to be sent out!!They are looking to clear between 3500 and 4000 people over the 2 days!!its going to be busy so 🤞🤞crossed invitations will be out every day this week
by South African spouse
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Good morning everyone. I just received an invitation letter saying that i have to attend at 2nd of march in killarney. So guys, who is waiting letters, be patient, you will receive it very soon. Good luck When did u get approval please?I got approval the 8th of January and sent the fee and IRP back...
by South African spouse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

So I got my approval on Jan 8th and send the fee and IRP on the very same day. My IRP was expiring on 28th Jan but I've sent it anyway. Today I received a letter from the department stating that I am scheduled for the ceremony on 2nd of March and asking for my permission to remain to be extended. I...
by South African spouse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

So I got my approval on Jan 8th and send the fee and IRP on the very same day. My IRP was expiring on 28th Jan but I've sent it anyway. Today I received a letter from the department stating that I am scheduled for the ceremony on 2nd of March and asking for my permission to remain to be extended. I...
by South African spouse
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish Citizenship. Proof of Residence question
Replies: 1
Views: 572
South Africa

Re: Irish Citizenship. Proof of Residence question

A letter from his school that he attended stating his address and the years he was in school there,letter from doctors for where is registered and dates that he 1st was signed up in would be a help
by South African spouse
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Citizenship Passport Question
Replies: 3
Views: 486
South Africa

Re: Citizenship Passport Question

Hi Newbie here, so go gently! I am a UK National married to an Irishman and have lived in Ireland for the past 12 years. I'm now thinking of applying for Irish citizenship, (Qaulified on both residence and marriage grounds) but have a couple of questions: I know I will have to send my passport with...
by South African spouse
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Proof of residence for child dependent
Replies: 4
Views: 373
South Africa

Re: Proof of residence for child dependent

A letter from the school that your child is attending signed by the principal on headed school paper would be an idea
by South African spouse
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

I applied feb 19 2nd stage June 19 and letter requesting payment 2 passport photos and gnib card Jan 8th 2020
by South African spouse
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

I submitted my application in Sept 2018 and just got my letter January 9th in the post asking for the €950 and passport photos. My husband applied at the same time as me but moved through the process much faster and was approved before the ceremonies were suspended. He became a citizen in the Decem...
by South African spouse
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020
Replies: 624
Views: 75965
South Africa

Re: Next citizenship ceremonies will be in Spring 2020

Fingers crossed for invitation to the next ceremony
🤞🤞🤞
by South African spouse
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only
Replies: 344
Views: 150705
South Africa

Re: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only

Application based on:spouse of irish citizen stamp 4 Application sent:27/02/2019 Application received:28/02/2019 via An post tracking Acknowledgement:pending Second stage letter:13th of June Awaiting on approval:letter received 8th January 2020 looking for 950euro with passport photo and gnib card ...
by South African spouse
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only
Replies: 344
Views: 150705
South Africa

Re: 2019 Citizenship Applications Timelines Only

Application based on:spouse of irish citizen stamp 4 Application sent:27/02/2019 Application received:28/02/2019 via An post tracking Acknowledgement:pending Second stage letter:13th of June Awaiting on approval:letter received 8th January 2020 looking for 950euro with passport photo and gnib card ...
by South African spouse
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Ceremony 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 4680
South Africa

Re: Ceremony 2020

I was advised by Inis over the phone on tuesday that there will be a few ceremonies early next year which is slightly different to every other year!
I applied in Feb 2019 and 2nd stage since June.
My application is being prepared for the minister so I'm hoping for the next ceremony
by South African spouse
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 30254
South Africa

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

I heard something similar from INIS today when I called them. I asked if the September ceremony would go ahead and they said "we are waiting on instructions about that", but to keep an eye on the website. Based on timing for previous ceremonies we should have seen a few approvals posted on here alr...
by South African spouse
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 30254
South Africa

Re: September Citizenship Ceremony 2019

A lady at inis told me today that they are at a stand still and don't know what's going to happen with the whole court ruling and are just waiting for information and also told me because of this there is a huge backlog and to just sit tight and wait and see what happens. :roll: :roll: :roll:
by South African spouse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application
Replies: 366
Views: 54169
South Africa

Re: Court rules "continuous residence" means you CANNOT LEAVE IRELAND AT ALL for year before application

Does this mean that all applications will have to be reviewed and the people who have left the country will be delayed?
by South African spouse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: POLL: Have you travelled abroad in the 12 months prior to your naturalisation application
Replies: 10
Views: 1257
South Africa

Re: POLL: Have you travelled abroad in the 12 months prior to your naturalisation application

Sazhar wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:42 pm
I applied in January 2017. Its already too long & i guess i will have to wait even more :(
I haven't travelled abroad in th 2 years previous to my application I've applied in February 2019
by South African spouse
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish citizenship test?
Replies: 4
Views: 1804
South Africa

Re: Irish citizenship test?

Hello, Is there some sort of naturalization test with questions for Ireland, before you get citizenship? A colleague told me today, that there's also a test, and I'm not sure if he is messing or not. I couldn't find any info about test/exam in the official gov site. If that's true, could you point ...
by South African spouse
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Stamp 4 total time
Replies: 1
Views: 444
South Africa

Re: Stamp 4 total time

Hey Everyone, i was just wondering how many times Stamp4 get renewed if it is based on your marriage with irish citizen. I was given for 12 months last year and again 12 months this year. Is it gonna be 12 months again next year? Your next 1 will probably be a 3 year one,I had 2 1 year stamps and t...
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