|How to get visa to Ireland
If you are a citizen of the United States, Canada Mexico, or the
European Union you may not require a visa to visit Ireland.
Passport holders from any of the following countries may not require
a visa to visit Ireland:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium,
Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia,
Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary,
Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (Rep of South),
Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi,
Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, San Marino,
Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden,
Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A., UK & colonies,
Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Western Samoa, Zimbabwe
What documents will be required?
Standard documents required for any entry into Ireland include:
Possession of a valid passport
Possession of a round trip ticket
Evidence of sufficient funds of support for the duration of stay
(e.g. statement of earnings, bank statement, traveler's checks etc.)
Students applying for a visa must also include:
A letter of registration from the relevant education institution in
Ireland verifying the duration/nature of the course or examination
and evidence that the requisite fees have been paid.
Recent passport photographs
Evidence of full Medical Insurance for the period of proposed stay
Time required to issue visa:
10 days - 12 weeks
What is the cost of a visa?
Single-Journey: 25 Euros
Multiple-Journey: 50 Euros
Transit : 10 Euros
* Note: Depending on nationality, the visa fee may be waived
How long is the visa valid for?
Varies, contact nearest Consulate for further information.
|Conditions of Permission to
The college should provide an original letter, indicating that the
person has been accepted on a full-time course of education (specify
subject) entailing 15 hours or more study in a privately funded
course. Provisional letters offering a place are not acceptable
The college must be in a position to satisfy the Department of its
educational and other credentials. Recognition by the Department of
Education through ACELS meets the criteria.
Every student should
have full private medical insurance. Evidence of such insurance
cover will be taken to be the Letter of Acceptance provided by the
host school, college, university or other educational institution.
This Letter of Acceptance will contain details of the insurance
cover taken out on behalf of each student by the host school,
college, university or other educational institution on behalf of
Alternative evidence will be taken to be a Certificate of Private
Insurance taken out by the student in his or her own country prior
Persons attending a course of study of a least one academic year in
duration are entitled to public health services in Ireland under the
terms of Department of Health guidelines on ordinary residence.
Students will be required to sign an undertaking as part of the
visa application process stating that:
They will not enter full time employment while in the State other
than casual employment as defined in the student visa guidelines.
They will not visit Great Britain or Northern Ireland or any other
country without a valid entry visa and a re-entry visa for Ireland.
They will ensure that they do not breach the Visa requirements if
Students will be required to acknowledge that should they breach
their conditions their case will be reviewed with a view to being
These guidelines have been issued by the Irish Department of
Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
Can I work in Ireland?
Students are required to study a minimum of 15 hours per week to be
allowed to work for periods of up to 20 hours per week during the
school term and up to 40 hours per week during official school
Note :Although a visa is a
form of pre-entry clearance, it does not guarantee entry to the
State. Immigration officers at point of entry are entitled to deny
access and to question students regarding their bona fides.
Accordingly, it would be in everyone's interest if school could make
arrangements to be represented at points of entry, particularly
where they believe the student's standard of English may be poor. It
would also be sensible for either the school or the student to have
on hand copies of any supporting documentation, which have been
lodged in support of the Visa application.
Working Holiday Guidelines:
* Applicants must be between the age of 18 and 30
who are single, or married without children
* Hold a valid passport of an agreement country
* Applicants must have sufficient funds to support
* Successful applicants should ensure that they
have adequate medical insurance cover
* Must not engage in work with any one employer
for a period in excess of 3 months.
When granted a visa you are permitted to any kind
of work of a temporary or casual nature in Ireland.