What Attracts People to Ireland?
Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe consisting of 26 of the 32 counties of the island of Ireland and the capital and largest city is Dublin. Ireland is famous for its rich culture and heritage and the welcoming nature of its citizens. The country is breathtakingly beautiful and has a magnificent history. The beautiful landscape, heritage sites, ancient castles and the friendly nature of people are the main reasons behind tourists coming into this country from all over the world. Moreover, the excellent job opportunities and good lifestyle attract skilled workers and professionals from around the globe to Ireland. The world-class degrees and diplomas offered by some of the best colleges and universities in Ireland attract international students in huge numbers.
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VISAS FOR IRELAND
If you want to enter Ireland, you need a visa. The Ireland provides two types of visas, short stay visas and long stay visas. Find out more about getting a visa to come to Ireland.
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SHORT STAY VISAS
Nationals from certain countries can apply for an Ireland Transit Visa if they want to transit through an Ireland airport or seaport on their way to another destination.
You will have to apply for an Ireland Transit visa if you are from the following countries:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Eritrea Ethiopia – You do not need an Ireland Transit visa if you are an Ethiopia citizen, and you are transiting through Ireland from Ethiopia on your way to the USA or Canada (and you have a valid visa for those countries).
- Ghana Georgia
- Nigeria Somalia
- Sri Lanka
An Ireland tourist visa is also referred to as an Ireland visit visa. It is a pre-entry clearance which allows the holder to travel to Ireland, where they can go through Border Control and request permission to enter the country as a tourist or visitor. The Ireland tourist visa is only valid for a maximum of 90 days, but it can be less. It is the Immigration Officer who decides how long you are allowed to stay in Ireland. Ireland is a part of the European Union, therefore, if you are a citizen of one of the countries included in the EU and EEA agreements or from Switzerland, then you can travel to Ireland without applying for a visa
- A short stay business visa allows you to travel to Ireland for up to 90 days for business purposes or for work that lasts 14 days or less. You need a visa to come to Ireland if you travel using a passport issued by a country that is visa required or using a convention travel document issued by certain countries. Each traveller must apply for a separate visa.
- A visa application for a young person (aged under 18) should be made by their parent or legal guardian. Extra conditions for young people also apply. You should not purchase travel tickets before you receive a decision on your visa application.
- Your work must start and end within a single 14-day period for example, if you plan to work in Ireland for 7 days, then stop working for 10 days (while remaining in Ireland) and then work again for 7 days, your work will not start and end within a single 14-day period (2 calendar weeks). In this example, you must apply for permission to work through the Atypical Working Scheme and if you are successful, you then apply for a short stay employment visa.
- You cannot work more than once during the 90-day period. For example, if you are granted a multiple entry visa you may plan to work in Ireland for 14 consecutive days, then leave Ireland for 1 month and return to work for another 14 days. In this example, you are working more than once for 14 days or less within 90 days. This is not permitted so you must apply for permission to work through the Atypical Working Scheme and (if successful) apply for a short stay employment visa.
The Atypical Working Scheme allows non-EEA nationals to come to Ireland to do certain short-term contract work that is not eligible for an employment permit. The Atypical Working Scheme is intended for applicants coming to Ireland to fill a position where a skill shortage has been identified.
- The Atypical Working Scheme applies to non-EEA Nationals, who in certain circumstances are required by an organisation or company based in the State to undertake work:
- Where a skill shortage has been identified
- To provide a specialised or high skill to an industry, business, or academic institution for a short period
- To facilitate a paid internship where the internship is either beneficial or integral (necessary for graduation) to the course being studied in respect of 3rd level students studying outside the state in approved or accredited institutions (medical and unpaid internships are not permissible)
- As a locum doctor employed and paid by an agency – hospital sector or primary care sector (general practice)
- Clinical adaptation and assessment programme or RCSI examination.
- You are not eligible to apply for an AWS permission if:
- You are already in the State
- Your proposed employment in the State is included on the list of Ineligible Categories of Employment for Employment Permits administered by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
- You are entering the State for employment purposes of 14 calendar days or less
- You are entering the State for business purposes (to attend a meeting, seminar, conference or for a sales trip and so on)
- You are eligible to avail of permission under the Van Der Elst Judgment (information on this can be found here)
- You can avail of the Highly Skilled Job Interview Authorisation initiative
- You are in possession of an Employment Permit issued by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, are eligible to be granted an Employment Permit, or are waiting for an Employment Permit to be granted to you
- You are in possession of an Intra Company Transfer Employment Permit in another jurisdiction
- Your employment would impact on the 50/50 rule of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment regarding employment of EEA and non-EEA nationals in an Irish based organisation (please refer to Section 12 of the Employment permits (Amendment) Act 2014 for further information).
Applications for the Atypical Working Scheme must be submitted using the new Immigration Online Portal. Emailed or posted application forms and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are not accepted. If you email or post an application, it will not be processed. Your application will be returned to you, and you will be advised to use the online application system.
Long stay visas
- If you are a non-EU/EEA national who wants to work in Ireland, you will have to get permission to work from the Irish immigration authorities, ie. obtain an Ireland work permit. In addition, citizens of several countries also must apply for an Ireland work visa so they can be allowed to enter Ireland in the first place.
- Ireland work permits and work visas are issued by two different authority bodies in Ireland.
- There are about nine different types of Ireland employment permits, but the two most common ones are the Critical Skills Employment Permit and General Employment Permit.
- Not everyone can apply for an Ireland Family visa. Only the following family members of Irish citizens or non-EU/EEA can apply for Ireland family visa:Spouse, Law partner (De facto) Law partners must have lived for at least two years together to be eligible, Minor children. You can also bring adopted children to Ireland. It is true when the Irish government confirms the adoption by its law. There is the same rule for stepchildren.
- You might be required living time in Ireland, means the sponsor must live some time in Ireland to host his or her relatives. It depends on the conditions of the sponsor and the permit he or she holds. If the host holds any employment permit, he/she must live in Ireland for one year to be eligible for sponsoring.
- The Join family visa Ireland requirements are a set of general lists that you need to prepare. You must submit a few supporting documents to apply for the Ireland family visa.
- The type-D visa is a requirement for students pursuing courses longer than 90 days. Furthermore, if you belong to the category D visa, you will also need to register yourself with the Garda National Immigration Bureau to obtain the permit for a stay longer than 90 days.
- The application process is quite simple and straightforward.
- Want to work after you complete your education? You will need to apply for an Ireland Post-Study Work Visa.
- If you want to work during your educational course, there are two ways to go about it. You can work part-time for 20 hours a week or in your scheduled holidays, take up a full-time job for around 40-hours a week.
- Eventually, you can apply for a Green Card, known as Critical Skills Employment Permit, or a work permit, commonly known as the General Employment Permit.
- An Irish Working Holiday Visa allows you to work in Ireland full-time (up to 40 hours a week).
- The Working Holiday Visa for Ireland is valid for a maximum of12 months unless you are from Canada. If you are from Canada, the Working Holiday Visa is valid for 24 months.
- you cannot extend your Irish Working Holiday Visa beyond the date it is issued. Once your WHV expires, you must leave Ireland, or you will be staying illegally. In addition, you cannot apply for another Working Holiday Visa again.
- This visa is designed to offer residency in exchange for investment, Ireland’s investor visa allows the visa holder and their family to live and work in the country for an initial period of5 years. After this period, provided the naturalisation requirements are met, they may become eligible to apply for Irish citizenship and an Irish passport.
- The Irish investor visa is becoming increasingly attractive as a route into Europe for non-EEA nationals following the UK’s departure from the EU.
- Ireland offers investors a close and stable relationship with Europe, with competitive business tax rates and the benefit of a native English-speaking workforce.
- Against this backdrop, Ireland’s investor visa is positioned to offer investors much-sought-after access to Europe with the potential to gain an Irish passport and all rights conferred on citizens of EU countries.
- To qualify, you will need to meet the scheme requirements. You must be of ‘good character’ and not have a criminal conviction in any jurisdiction.
- The requirement for personal net worth is that you are worth more than €2 million (or equivalent). This can include assets such as commercial activity, inheritance, endowment, divorce. It must be accessible to the applicant for investment under the scheme and the source must be evidenced as legitimate.