Marriage to an Irish national does not confer an automatic right of residence. A non EEA national who wishes to reside in the State on the basis of their Marriage to an Irish national or settled person must make an application for permission to remain. The sponsor of an immediate family member to join them in Ireland must not have been totally or predominantly reliant on benefits for a continuous period of 2 years or more immediately prior to the application; and during the 3 year period prior to application earned a cumulative gross income of not less than €40,000.
Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world.
Study in one of the best education systems in the world for higher education achievements. Benefit from Ireland’s investment in the education system and choose from over 5000 internationally recognised qualifications with the ability to access world-class research opportunities in world-leading programmes.
If you are planning to come to Ireland to undertake a course of study for more than 3 months, you must submit a Letter of Acceptance from the College; confirming that you have been accepted and enrolled on a course of full-time education involving a minimum of 15 hours organised daytime tuition each week.
Each employment permits, has its own set of rules. A critical skills work permit is open to highly skilled employees listed on the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List. Permits are valid for an initial period of 2 years with a renewal. Spouses and family members are eligible to apply for entry visas to join them. General work permits are open to those not on the HSEOL to undertake general work. There are no provisions to bring family members. The Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit is designed to facilitate the transfer of employees who from an overseas branch to its Irish branch.
The Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) is open to non-EEA nationals who commit to an approved investment in Ireland. Options under the Immigration Investor Programme
A minimum investment of €1.0 million in either a single Irish enterprise or spread over a number of enterprises for a minimum of 3 years. The enterprise may be a start-up established by the investor or an existing business registered in Ireland.
A minimum investment of €1.0 million in an Approved Investment Fund. Investment Funds that have been approved for the purposes of the Immigrant Investor Programme.
Ireland's history and famous landmarks are too many to mention. If you're thinking of coming to Ireland to enjoy all of its history or soak up the local 'craic', perhaps visit Skellig Michael - Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or travel up north to Northern Ireland and visit the Dark Hedges - Game of Thrones, then contact one of our experienced Practitioners to receive your fully comprehensive assessment.
You can apply for a visit (tourist) visa if you want to travel to Ireland as a tourist for leisure purposes including pursuing a course of study of less than 90 days; if you wish to visit family or friends who are resident in Ireland then you must apply for a visit (family/friend) visa.
The Irish Refugee Protection Programme has completed its commitment to relocate people from Greece. The second phase of the programme has now begun with increased commitments on resettlement and the commencement of the new Humanitarian Admission Programme. Operating under discretionary Ministerial powers, the Irish Refugee Protection Programme Humanitarian Admission Programme 2 (IHAP) will provide an opportunity to Irish citizens and persons with Convention refugee status, subsidiary protection status, and programme refugee status, who have immediate eligible family members from the top 10 major source countries of refugees, to propose to the Minister for these family members to join them in Ireland.
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