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Immigration Registration

All Valid Residence Permits by Reason, 2010 - 2015

2015 Residents Permit

Source: Eurostat 

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Residence Permissions (Stamps), 2010 - 2015

2015_Stamps


Immigration Registrations by Stamp, 2010 - 2015    

2010 2011 2012 2013
2014
2015
Unrecorded
Stamp 0
Stamp 1
Stamp 1A
Stamp 2
Stamp 2A
Stamp 3
Stamp 4
Stamp 4 EUFam
Stamp 5
Stamp 6
Stamp SHAP
Total Registrations
2,807
-
15,542
708
41,415
4,045
16,601
73,297
6,794
1,138
51
-
162,398
7,038
-
11,759
397
41,718
4,791
12,981
73,026
7,964
1,516
35
-
161,225
10,357
62
10,473
179
42,775
4,322
11,236
68,451
8,406
1,491
30
-
157,782
35,927
112
9,575
198
39,816
4,538
10,202
44,107
4,419
389
8
-
149,291
25,738
156
10,613
177
44,844
4,295
9,010
38,477
4,767
403
9
-
138,489
32,820
191
14,921
177
56,200
5,421
9,963
39,622
5,509
353
6
70
165,183

Note: These figures are cumulative in that all registrations “live” during referenced period. The holders of some these Stamps may have left the State before expiry of their stamp.
Source: Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service 

Stamp 0: issued to persons who are permitted to remain in Ireland on condition that they do not receive State benefits and have private medical insurance. The holder must be fully supported by a sponsor in the State and/or is of independent means, and is not entitled to work or engage in a trade, business or profession unless specified in letter from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).
Stamp number 1: issued to non-EEA nationals who have an employment permit or business permission.
Stamp number 1A: issued to a person permitted to remain in Ireland for the purpose of full-time training with a named body (main category concerns non-EEA nationals studying accountancy) until a specified date.  Other employment is not allowed.
Stamp number 2: issued to non-EEA national students who are permitted to work under certain conditions.
Stamp number 2A: issued to non-EEA national students who are not permitted to work.
Stamp number 3: issued to non-EEA nationals who are not permitted to work.
Stamp number 4: issued to people who are permitted to work without needing an employment permit or business permission: non-EU EEA nationals, spouses and dependants of Irish and EEA nationals, people who have permission to remain on the basis of parentage of an Irish child, Convention and Programme refugees, people granted leave to remain, non-EEA nationals on intra-company transfer, temporary registered doctors, non-EEA nationals who have working visas or work authorisations.
Stamp number 4 (EU FAM): issued to non-EEA national family members of EU citizens who have exercised their right to move to and live in Ireland under the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006. People holding this stamp are permitted to work without needing an employment permit or business permission, and they can apply for a residence card under the 2006 Regulations.
Stamp number 5: issued to non-EEA nationals who have lived in Ireland for at least eight years and who have been permitted by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to remain in Ireland without condition as to time. Holders of this stamp do not need an employment permit or business permission in order to work.
Stamp number 6: can be placed on the foreign passport of an Irish citizen who has dual citizenship, and who wants their entitlement to remain in Ireland to be endorsed on their foreign passport.

Stamp SHAP: issued to beneficiaries of the Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme.

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