Residency Information for non-EU family members of Irish citizens

If you are the spouse, civil partner or de facto partner of an Irish citizen there are different ways to apply for residency permission in Ireland.

We’ve written two information leaflets which will help you to understand the process:

On August 19th 2019, Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, announced a new pre-clearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens. Under the new process, Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens will be allowed to apply for their permission to reside Ireland before they enter the country. We will be updating the information leaflet above as soon as further details are released.

The leaflets give an outline of the conditions for applying for residency and also link to useful official websites.  We suggest you read through the relevant leaflet and if you need any more help to get in contact with us