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by ryuzaki
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Bringing spouse over
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Bringing spouse over

To exercise treaty rights you either need to be working or show that you are self sufficient, i.e. you have enough money for yourself and your husband without relying on the state for benefits etc.
by ryuzaki
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Can a British citizen get a visa for his non EU wife if....
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: Procedure for getting Burmese girlfriend settled in Ireland

Basically you need to move over there, for work or if you have sufficient savings and other income to be self sufficient. You can apply for a visitor visa for your GF before you go, as long as you have documentation showing you will exercise treaty rights (e.g. employment letter with start date etc....
by ryuzaki
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Contact INIS for questions
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Contact INIS for questions

INIS are swamped at the moment and you won't get far by email. Weeks or months to reply, if they even bother since you don't have an application with them. What do you need to ask them? Basically you need to move over there, for work or if you have sufficient savings and other income to be self suff...
by ryuzaki
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Eu Treaty files waiting time - EU1 or EU1A
Replies: 244
Views: 26812

Re: Eu Treaty files waiting time - EU1 or EU1A

Got a confirmation letter today. Decision due by 12/05/2019.

They also asked for some documents I had already sent. They even listed them in the list of documents I had already sent. I'll send them again anyway.
by ryuzaki
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Eu Treaty files waiting time - EU1 or EU1A
Replies: 244
Views: 26812

Re: Eu Treaty files waiting time - EU1 or EU1A

I just emailed INIS. They sent an automated response stating that acknowledgement letters could take up to 12 weeks and current processing times are 10 months.

My understanding was that the EU rules require a decision in 6 months.
by ryuzaki
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Eu Treaty files waiting time - EU1 or EU1A
Replies: 244
Views: 26812

Re: Eu Treaty files waiting time - EU1 or EU1A

Application sent: 04/11/2018
Acknowledgement letter: Not received yet
Approval: Pending

I wrote to them about the lack of an acknowledgement letter, and got no response. I called them and was told it might take a few months to come and that the deadline for a decision was still six months.
by ryuzaki
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Appointment for status enquiry of EU1 application in dublin office
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Appointment for status enquiry of EU1 application in dublin office

My wife is in a similar position, she applied at the start of November and hasn't had any formal acknowledgement. We know that they have the case in the system because they called us up to confirm her name (we used the Chinese name order but it's on the system under western order). We wrote to them ...
by ryuzaki
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA Dependent Ink Stamp on arrival in UK
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Surrinder Singh Route

My understanding was that you need to wait for the Irish residency card because it's granted under treaty rights, which you can't exercise in the UK.
by ryuzaki
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: GNIB appointments don't leave enough time to apply for EU1
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: GNIB appointments don't leave enough time to apply for EU1

As we are outside of Dublin we can actually use a Guarda station. I'm going to arrange the appointment on Sunday by phone.

Anyone thinking of coming to Ireland, avoid Dublin or at least book your GNIB appointment 2-3 months in advance!
by ryuzaki
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: GNIB appointments don't leave enough time to apply for EU1
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: GNIB appointments don't leave enough time to apply for EU1

Yeah, that's what I'm doing. But assuming I was only able to get an appointment for December...
by ryuzaki
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: GNIB appointments don't leave enough time to apply for EU1
Replies: 4
Views: 492

GNIB appointments don't leave enough time to apply for EU1

My wife recently arrived in Ireland as the spouse of an EEA citizen. We are trying to get her a residency card via EU1, but for that you need a PPS number, and to get a PPS number you need a GNIB card. The earliest appointment for a GNIB card is in December, and it takes at least a week to come, and...
by ryuzaki
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Non-EEQ spouse visa success
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Non-EEQ spouse visa success

My wife's visa was granted a few days ago. Took 21 days from the time she went to the visa centre in China to them returning her passport with the visa attached. I'm not an expert by any means but thought I would share our story in case it was of help to anyone else. I am British, she is Chinese. We...
by ryuzaki
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary

Please lock this thread. You can start your own if you have questions.
by ryuzaki
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary

Perhaps you are right CR001. Can you please close/delete this thread. I thought it might be helpful to others but I don't really want a debate. Maybe when it's over I'll post a summary.

Thanks for wishing us good luck.
by ryuzaki
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary

I am aware of that, but that isn't my intention. My salary in Ireland is much better than I can get in the UK for doing the same job, and there is much more opportunity to own a home instead of renting forever. Ireland is our new home now and I made that clear in the application. It's not some littl...
by ryuzaki
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary

Please don't post such negative comments... This is stressfull enough as it is. I've taken legal advice on both the Irish/EEA and UK routes.
by ryuzaki
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary

22/08/2018 application form and supporting documentation submitted in China.

My understanding is that the clock is now ticking, with a legal maximum of 4 weeks to process the application. Legal advice was that it can take longer, with cases pending in the high court :(
by ryuzaki
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Spouse of an EEA citizen diary
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Spouse of an EEA citizen diary

My wife is Chinese, I am a UK citizen moving to Ireland for work. She will be applying under EEA treaty rights to join me, initially on a visitor (type C) visa and then with EEA stamps for permanent residency building towards eventually citizenship. I thought it would be helpful to keep a diary. I w...
by ryuzaki
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: American dating an EU/EEA citizen. Can we both work and live in Ireland?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: American dating an EU/EEA citizen. Can we both work and live in Ireland?

You could go to Denmark, live together and get married. Would only need to be for maybe six months. Having said that, my wife and I were married in May in China and have never had the opportunity to live together. We are applying for a visa as the spouse of an EEA citizen exercising treaty rights. T...
by ryuzaki
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?

Thanks, it's the same place as the British visa centre. I just hope it goes okay.
by ryuzaki
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?

Thanks. I'm not in Ireland yet. I have accepted a job there, I'm just working my notice. Was hoping she could come right away, EEA visas are supposed to be accelerated.

I guess my wife will need to go to the local immigration office (VFS?) in China with her documentation.
by ryuzaki
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?

Thank you. A certified copy sounds expensive but I'll have to do it. Also, 8 weeks? The guide book says maximum 4. And on that subject, I need to get my marriage certificate translated. I can get it done online with a "certified" PDF copy that they say is okay for US immigration, but I don't know if...
by ryuzaki
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Do I need to supply my original passport for a C visa application?

I am a British citizen moving to Ireland for work. I want my Chinese wife to join me. We are applying for a C visa as the spouse of an EEA citizen. According to the INIS web site documents submitted must be originals: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Family+Members+of+EU_EEA+_Swiss+citizens The ...
by ryuzaki
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Housing for EU couple
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Housing for EU couple

Thanks, I'll ask the company about it. I was planning to stay in a hotel for a bit while I find somewhere, that seems like the best option.
by ryuzaki
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Housing for EU couple
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Housing for EU couple

Thank you max307, that's very helpful. I am moving to Ireland and obviously need somewhere to live from day one... The company I'm working for is just taking me on so I don't know about letters of recommendation, I can ask I suppose. I can show my confirmed offer of employment (not the original, tha...
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