Visa for Ireland: Ireland is located on the west coast of Europe and is a member of the European Union. Ireland is a popular destination for international students and offers a high level of education that is recognized throughout the world, combining a fantastic higher education experience with historical cities, beautiful scenery, and unique heritage.
Firstly students are allowed to enroll themselves in their respective universities or their college by filling out the form and sending the form to the respective university.
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Visa for Ireland
After getting the acceptance letter from that university one is allowed to join. After getting yourself enrolled in your chosen university/college you must have to rush to the Irish consulate located in your country for the grant of a visa. The visa form can be acquired from the consulate after showing the original passport and original documents along with 2 photocopies of each.
Type of Visa to Apply1
C Type Visa:
You will apply for a C TYPE VISA for the study course or program under 90 days duration. If you are going to Ireland for 90 days for a course or program of studies then you will have to attain a C TYPE VISA or Visit (Tourist) Visa.
How to Apply:
Create and complete a visa application online at AVATS (AVATS is the online visa application facility available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa)
Pay the visa application fee
Send your passport & other documents for processing to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)
Note: You may also need to provide biometric information (In some cases)
Documents Required of Ireland Student Visa for Pakistani Students:
-An Application summary sheets( Print, sign, and date the Application summary sheets (from AVATS) and include them with your application documents)
-Application letter (A written or typed letter explaining your purpose of travel to Ireland, date of arrival and departure, stating your commitment to obey rules and regulations agreeing to terms and conditions)
-Acceptance Letter from University/ College
-Holiday, vacation, or study plan (For accommodation: written or typed description detailing your accommodation arrangements and reservations in hostel or hotel or private residents), (For Study: the name, of course, you are studying, the name of the institution you are admitted in along with address, website, and phone number)
-Travel & medical insurance (After approval of visa application, you must get travel/medical insurance before you travel. You will not be allowed to enter Ireland without it.
-Proof of fee payment
-Passport (Must be valid till the duration of your course)
-Recent Photographs (2)
-Proof of Finance that will Cover Your Living Expenses During your Course Span
-All the Documents Must be Original and Certified (Translated into English)
-Single entry – Short stay ‘C’ visa (€ 60)
-Multiple entries – Short stay ‘C’ visa (€ 100)
-After entering Ireland you have to take permission to stay in Ireland and register with immigration before the date of your arrival is stamped on your passport
Obligations of C Type Visa: You are not allowed to work or use any publically funded service for example hospitals.
2. D Type Visa:
You will apply for a D TYPE VISA for the study course or program which exceeds 90 days duration.
How to Apply:
After getting enrolled in an Irish University for a study course or program that exceeds longer than 90 days then you will have to apply for a D TYPE VISA.
-Create and complete a visa application online at AVATS (AVATS is the online visa application facility available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa)
-Pay the visa application fee
-Send your passport & other documents for processing to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)
Note: You may also need to provide biometric information (In Some Cases)
Documents Required for D Type Visa:
-Recently taken two color passport-sized photographs not more than 6 months old
-Current passport and a full copy of any previous passports (Your Passport Must Be -Valid Till Duration Of Your Course or Programme)
-An application letter including your full contact details (Must be Signed)
-Proof that you are enrolled on a privately funded course
-Proof accounting for any gaps in your educational history
-Proof fees have been paid to the college
-Proof that you have the academic ability to follow your chosen course
-Language Proficiency Test *(Proof of your level of English)
-Proof of sufficient funds to support your stay in Ireland without recourse to public funds, or the reliance on casual employment.
-Private Medical Insurance cover is required.
-List of Previous Visa Refusals ( If any)
-Original Birth certificate
-Letter Stating Consent of parent /legal guardian
-Proof of Accommodation and vetting certificate
-None of your family members is entitled to accompany or join the student in the State
-Documents Must Be Originals and Certified
-Long Stay ‘D’ Visa fee is €60
-Re-entry Visa single entry (valid for 90 days) fee is €60
-Re-entry Visa multiple entry fees is €100
-Upon arriving in Ireland, you must apply for permission to stay in Ireland and register with an immigration officer at border control before the visa date is stamped in your passport. You will only be allowed to enter the country if you satisfy the officers of the immigration officer at border control. They will ask for your reason for arrival and you must have all the documents to verify.
How to Get a Work Permit While You Study in Ireland:
International students including Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours a week in Ireland if they are enrolled in a full-time course of at least one year’s duration. During scheduled holidays between June, July, August, and September and from 15th December to 15th January the students are allowed to work even for 40 hours a week.
Requirements for Work Permit in Ireland for Pakistani Students 2021:
-You must be registered with GNIB (a card you receive from immigration when you enter Ireland on a student visa)
-You must be enrolled in a recognized program leading to a qualification recognized by the Irish Department of Education & Skills
-You must be attending a full-time program of education at or above NFQ Level 7
-You must be undertaking a minimum of 15 hours day time study
-You must be getting tuition, between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm per week for a minimum of 25 weeks per annum
-You must be enrolled in a program of at least one year’s duration