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Applying for an Irish student visa allows a foreign national the opportunity to immigrate to Ireland on a temporary basis in order to undertake a course of study in the country.
Studying in Ireland is an increasingly popular option for undergraduates across the world; Ireland offers a long history of excellence in learning with nine universities, fourteen institutes of technology and a host of other educational establishments.
Ireland visa applications have increased in recent years due in part to a comparatively liberal immigration policy coupled with the high quality of life which can be obtained in the country.
As a specialist immigration consultancy, Visas To can help you to assess your eligibility and embark upon the most appropriate method of immigrating to Ireland.
Visas of any type can be obtained: from a short-term Irish tourist visa to long-term work and business visa services. The immigration consultants at Visas To can provide immigration lawyer expertise throughout your move.
Irish visa applications will be managed and monitored at every stage and a Global visas migration consultant will be able to advise you from your initial application through to our range of on-arrival services.
Ireland study visas allow their holders to live and work in Ireland for as long as they need to complete their course.
In Ireland, visas of this kind are issued as either a "C visa" for those applicants whose courses will last less than three months, or "D visas" for those who wish to study in Ireland for longer than three months.
Whilst in Ireland, study visa status is not in its own right a route to permanent settlement, the Graduate Programme will in some circumstance enable students to switch to an Irish work visa.
This may, in time, lead to the opportunity to apply for permanent residence and naturalisation as an Irish citizen.
Ireland also permits foreign nationals studying in the country to undertake a limited amount of work in order to help support themselves and any dependents.
In Ireland, immigration for candidates wishing to apply for an Irish student visa requires that the following criteria be met.
In addition, although English is described in the Irish constitution as the second official language, the first being Irish Gaelic, it is nonetheless spoken far more widely and is the primary language in which tuition will be given.
As a result, candidates applying for an Irish study visa must be able to show proficiency in the English language to a sufficient degree to allow them to successfully pursue the course.
Successful applicants in possession of an Irish study permit are permitted to work in Ireland part-time in order to supplement their income. Students may work part-time up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
In Ireland, visa applications for students may result in a successful candidate being in the country for a period of several years.
As a result, family immigration is permitted for the spouse and/or dependents of the primary applicant. Dependents entering the country under a family visa service of this kind will be permitted to reside in the country for as long as the principle applicant's course of study in Ireland.
Student visa holder's dependents will only be permitted to work full time with a valid Irish Work Permit.
In Ireland, student visas are accompanied by the Graduate Scheme, which allows those candidates who successfully obtain a degree from a tertiary educational institution in Ireland to extend their stay by an additional six months.
Applicants may approach the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service to obtain this extended grant of which the crucial benefit is the ability to seek and undertake employment.
If a candidate successfully finds an appropriate position, they may be able to apply to live and work in Ireland under an Irish work permit or by applying for an Irish Green Card. Find out further information on our Irish Spouse Visa page.
July 15, 2015
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Hello to every one who is in VisasTo, infact I want to use this opportunity to thank VisasTo for how they have being manageing my case .”
More especially my case manage , Although I have not win my case yet but I know me and my family are on our way to Canada , but what suprise me with this VisasTo is the way my case manage talk to me , she talk to me like a mother,a sister and a brother ,that makes me to like talking to her every day and she makes things easy for me to understand ,once again thank you VisasTo for given her( miss Mo)such training and thank you for the way you are handling my case and I hope you will win my case in due time thanks and God bless you .
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I found the services of my case worker to be very professional, courteous and helpful in all aspects of helping me sort out my immigration status. She also seemed like a very friendly and down to earth person which made it so much easier.”