Introduction of Fresh EU Application Forms in Ireland

The Irish Immigration Services have released updated application forms for applying for EU Treaty Rights, accompanied by new Explanatory Leaflets. These revised forms are now accessible for use.

For all fresh applications concerning EU Treaty Rights, it is imperative to utilize the newly introduced forms. Applications completed with the old forms were accepted by the Immigration Services until April 30, 2022 (postmarked on or before April 29, 2022). Subsequent to this date, only applications submitted on the new forms are being considered, and any applications received on the old forms are returned without further processing.

What are the modifications?

The primary alterations across all forms include the inclusion of a Data Privacy Notice and changes in the system pertaining to family members. All forms now make reference to the Withdrawal Agreement, indicating that relevant family members of UK nationals can also use the new forms for applying for residence or permanent residence documents, as opposed to the previously introduced Withdrawal Agreement forms.

Additional modifications encompass:

  • The EUTR5 Form (retention of the right of residence) has undergone a complete redesign, departing from the previous EU5 format.
  • The EUTR4 Form (request for review) is also presented in an entirely new format, deviating from the previous EU4 form.
  • The EUTR1 Form has undergone alterations concerning queries related to specific qualifying family members, such as dependent children or parents.

Minor adjustments applicable to most forms involve changes in the documentation requirements. For instance, instead of solely requesting a P60, an Employment Detail Summary is now required. Additionally, submitting certain public documents originating within the EU can be done with a multilingual standard form, eliminating the need for a certified translation.