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Request for Stamp 4 support letter for doctors with a General Employment Permit

Form for doctors with a General Employment Permit to request a Stamp 4 support letter.

Non-EEA doctors already in the State for 21 months or more with a General Employment Permit may apply for a new permission granting them the right to work without a permit. Their spouses or partners will also receive a permission allowing them to work. 

The request for Stamp 4 support letter form below should be completed and returned, along with a recent payslip, to EPStamp4@enterprise.gov.ie marking the subject title Doctors Stamp 4 Request. An acknowledgement email will issue shortly after submission of the form. No further action is required by the applicant.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment will notify applicants once applications are approved and will send requests on the applicants behalf to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice will then process applications and issue the Stamp 4 permission directly to the doctors concerned. 

Applications will be accepted from 1 September to 31 October 2022.


Doctors who have been working here for more than two years will immediately be able to access a Stamp 4 permit and spousal work rights. Stamp 4 offers the right to work without preconditions. Changes will significantly reduce administrative burden for affected doctors a...

Topics: Employment Permits