Change of Status

Summary: The Minister has a statutory power to amend or vary any permission to reside granted to a non national resident in the State pursuant to Section 4 (7) Immigration Act 2004. We submit many applications to the Minster pursuant to Section 4 (7) for a change of status to vary a client’s permission to remain from a Stamp 3 to a Stamp 4 permission to remain, often relying on an offer of full time employment that is properly evidenced. In certain circumstances, we assist clients to transfer from a stamp 2 to a stamp 4.

Change of Status Visa

The Minister has a statutory power to amend or vary any permission to reside granted to a non-national resident in the State. The relevant statutory provision is Section 4 (7) Immigration Act 2004, which states: “A permission under this section may be renewed or varied by the Minister, or by an immigration officer on his or her behalf, on application therefore by the non-national concerned.”

We submit many applications to the Minister pursuant to Section 4 (7) Immigration Act 2004 for a change of status to a different type of stamp. We have assisted many clients making such applications to vary from a Stamp 3 permission to remain to a Stamp 4 permission to remain, often relying on an offer of full time employment that is properly evidenced.

A Change of Status Application is fully at the Minister’s discretion. Therefore, it is very important to provide full details of the applicant’s immigration history, current circumstances, future intentions in the State and the purpose for which the Applicant is requesting the change of status. Documentary evidence in support of the application must be submitted.

Examples of applications for Change of Status we often make would be for dependant children of Work Permit holders, who on reaching the end of their formal education wish to change from stamp 2/stamp 3 to stamp 4 in order to join the labour market. Also, we assist spouses who are resident on stamp 3 dependency permission to change to stamp 4 status in order that they may take up employment.

Services

  • 5 Year Worker Scheme
  • Asylum Refugee Status
  • Business Permission
  • Change of Status
  • Citizenship by Birth
  • De facto relationship
  • Deportations
  • Employment Permits
  • EU Treaty Law
  • Family Reunification
  • Humanitarian Leave to Remain
  • Indefinite leave to Remain
  • Long-term Residency
  • Naturalisation - Citizenship
  • Permission to Remain
  • Residency Applications for Parents of Irish Citizens
  • Romanian - Bulgarian Residency Applications
  • Spouse - Partner of Irish National
  • Students
  • Subsidiary Protection
  • Travel Documents
  • Turkish Nationals

Contact Details

Abbott Immigration Services
Bankhouse Business Centre,
331 South Circular Road,
D8 Dublin 8 Ireland

Phone: 089 255 1168
m.awan@abbottimmigrationservices.com