Ciara Kenny

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Returning to live in Ireland with a non-Irish partner?

Even if married to an Irish citizen, people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) must apply for residency

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Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 12:56

   

Irish people who are returning to live in Ireland with a non-Irish family member, such as a spouse, civil partner or de facto partner, should be aware that the person might need a visa before entering Ireland. Even if they are married to an Irish citizen, people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are not automatically entitled to live here and must apply for residency.

Crosscare Migrant Project has updated their information leaflet on residency for non-EEA family members and partners of Irish citizens who would like to live here, with information on how to apply to enter the country, register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau, and apply for residency based on a relationship with an Irish citizen.

Click here to download the booklet.