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Stamp 4 renewal - Maximum time outside of Ireland

  • 12-12-2018 1:13pm
    Registered Users Posts: 25 jamon_serrano

    Hi all,

    I have a Stamp 4 visa that I need to renew in 2020 sponsored for the company I work for. For personal reasons I have to be outside the country for 4 months, I am wondering if this is going to bring me problems when renewing the visa. I already arranged to work remotely for the time I will be outside and keep working for the same company that sponsors my visa.

    Of course I searched in the INIS website but I can't find an answer to this.

    Anyone knows what is the maximum time I can live outside of Ireland with a Stamp 4 visa?

    Thanks in advance,


  • Registered Users Posts: 432 ✭✭ booksale

    I was on stamp 4 and was out of the country for 4 months. I entered back in OK using my GNIB card that time. But I did not renew my visa after so I can't tell whether it would cause a problem when you renew.

    I think if you have a valid reason and your company can write you a letter when applying to renew, it should be having no problem.

    But of course, if you can check with INIS it would be better. I understand how difficult to get talk to them.

    Good luck!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ Under His Eye

    It is only if you applied for citizenship would periods outside the state be an issue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25 jamon_serrano

    Ok, thanks guys for your responses.