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Application requirements for a Spouse/Child of EEA Citizen Visa

NON EEA Family Member of EU Citizen

If you wish to apply for a visa as a family member of an EU citizen exercising or planning to exercise their free movement rights under Directive 2004/38/EC (transposed into Irish law by European Communities (Free movement of Persons) Regulations 2006 and 2008) the appropriate visa type is a Short Stay Visa.

In the event that your visa application is approved you will be issued with a single journey short-stay C visa which will permit you to enter and reside in the State for up to 3 months. In the event that you wish to remain in the State for more than 3 months as a family member of an EU citizen exercising their free movement rights, you must apply (when in the State) for a Residence Card of a family member of a Union citizen. 

Processing guidelines prepared for visa officers in relation to applications on the basis of the Directive are available.