Guideline Notes in respect of Stamp 1A Trainee Accountants and Stamp 2 Full Time Non-EEA Accountancy Students
Stamp 1A - Notice regarding Revised Immigration Rules for Non-EEA Stamp 1A Trainee Accountants
The notice below outlines the immigration arrangements which will apply to all non-EEA Stamp 1A Trainee Accountants from 1 September 2011.
The new arrangements as set out in this document outline the rules whereby non-EEA trainee accountants can pursue professional accounting qualifications. The rules clarify the position with regard to the time allowable for trainee accountants to complete their qualifications, academic progress, the rules regarding changing courses, work placements and with regard to accounting technicians.
The notice also sets out transitional arrangements for Trainee Accountants registered in Ireland on Stamp 1A permission prior to 1 September 2011.
Stamp 2 - Notice regarding Full Time Accountancy Courses which prepare Full Time non-EEA Students to sit Professional Accounting Exams
The ‘New Immigration Regime for Full Time Non-EEA Students did not specifically address the issue of students on Stamp 2 pursuing accountancy courses which prepare Full Time non-EEA Students to sit professional accounting exams.
In that regard since the introduction of the new regime for full time non-EEA Students on 1 January 2011 a number of questions have been raised by colleges and students regarding the status, vis-ą-vis the internationalisation register, of certain types of programme leading to awards made by professional accounting bodies. The notice below sets out the arrangements for these programmes with regard to the Internationalisation Register.
The notice also sets out interim arrangements for colleges and students with regard to these type of courses.