I would appreciate it if there is anybody out on the pin that might have some facts about this. Both my husband and I are here in Ireland on a GNIB stamp 1 immigration status. We are currently seriously considering putting in an offer on house but now the broker is saying that there will be some issues for us to get a mortgage from one of the banks - something with things changing in recent months – and that only people on stamp 4 will be considered for a mortgage. He can only come back to us with more info on Monday but I would really like some answers before then.
Here is a breakdown of the different stamps from citizensinformation.ie/Refer … tpreview=1
Stamp number 1: Issued to a non-EEA national who has received either an employment permit or a business permission.
Stamp number 2: Issued to a non-EEA national student who is permitted to work for up to 20 hours a week during term and up to 40 hours a week during holidays. (The student must be attending a full-time course of at least a year which is recognised by the Department of Education and Science).
Stamp number 2A: Issued to a non-EEA national student who is not permitted to work.
Stamp number 3: Issued to a non-EEA national who is not permitted to work, (for example, a visitor, a tourist, a retired person).
Stamp number 4: Issued to the following categories of people, all of whom are permitted to work without needing an employment permit or business permission:
• Spouses and dependants of Irish and EEA nationals
• People who have permission to remain on the basis of parentage of an Irish child
• Convention and Programme refugees
• Former asylum-seekers granted leave to remain
• Non-EEA nationals on intra-company transfer
• Temporary registered doctors
• Non-EEA nationals who have working visas or work authorisations.
Stamp number 4 (EU FAM): Issued to non-EEA national family members of EU citizens who have exercised their right to move to and live in Ireland under the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006. People holding this stamp are permitted to work without needing an employment permit or business permission, and they can apply for a residence card under the Regulations.
Stamp number 5: Issued to non-EEA nationals who have lived in Ireland for at least 8 years and who have been permitted by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to remain in Ireland without condition as to time. People holding this stamp are permitted to work without needing an employment permit or business permission.
Stamp number 6: Can be placed on the foreign passport of an Irish citizen who has dual citizenship, and who wants their entitlement to remain in Ireland to be endorsed on their foreign passport.
This stamp certifies that the holder of the passport is permitted to remain in Ireland without condition.