Types of Certificates

There are two types of Certificates of Residency that can be issued by the Consulate.

1.) Certificate of Permanent Residency – For those legally working in Ireland for three years or more and holding a Stamp 4 immigration status.

2.) Certificate of Residency – for newly regularised workers (Former undocumented workers).

 

Certificate of Permanent Residency can be used by Filipino workers returning to the Philippines but that are not entitled to an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Office (POLO). Those entitled to apply for a for Filipinos holding a Stamp 4 immigration status and legally resident in Ireland for three years or longer.  Applicants can also contact POLO London to verify if they are entitled to an OEC or to apply for an OEC: POLO London… 

Requirements

  • Original valid Passport showing evidence of residency (Old passport to if required as proof of residency) and two photocopies
  • Original valid IRP or GNIB card showing Stamp 4 status and two photocopies
  • This service is by appointment only
 
 

Certificate of Residency for newly regularised workers is issued to Filipinos who availed of the regularization program of the Irish Government for long term undocumented migrants in Ireland. 

This can be used when the worker returns to the Philippines for a short period and are not entitled to an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Office (POLO). 

Applicants can also contact POLO London to verify if they are entitled to an OEC or to apply for an OEC: POLO London…

Requirements

  • Original valid Passport showing evidence of legal residency and two photocopies
  • Original valid IRP or GNIB card showing Stamp 4 status and two photocopies
  • Original Letter confirming their residence permission (Stamp 4) and two photocopies
  •  Employment Certificate – Issued and signed by the applicant’s employer
 
NOTE: Templates for an employment certificate can be found here…

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