On the 1st December last, The Department of Justice and Equality issued a new stamp to be introduced to the Irish Immigration system, Stamp 0. This is the newest edition to Stamps 1, 1A, 2, 3 and 4.
The new stamp concerns temporary and limited permission to reside in Ireland and is available to new cases only. Essentially it has come about through a re-structuring of the stamp system and effects only an administrative change. It is intended for specific purposes only such as visiting academics and purports no pathway to permanent residence in Ireland. If effects to extend beyond the ordinary 90 day tourist visa.
The person must be self-sufficient of fully supported by a sponsor and will receive no State benefits whatsoever for their duration in the State. It may be necessary under certain circumstances for them to hold their own private medical insurance. No specific or seperate procedure of application is to be used, other than the normal application process.