I am still getting emails on Ireland; rather than answer individually, I thought I should bring this here. 2 things to note;
- Ireland’s immigration system is not points based but rather is geared towards allowing migrants with the skills and expertise needed by the Irish economy to get a visa with ease.
- Northern Ireland is separate from the Republic of Ireland, and comes under the immigration rules of the United Kingdom.
There are 4 main types of immigration visas in Ireland-
General Employment Permit: The Irish General Employment Permit is a job-offer based work permit which allows immigrants to work in Ireland in a role that pays at least €30,000 per year; with some exceptions. Either the worker or the employer can apply for this visa. For more follow General Employment Permit.
Critical Skills Employment Permit: The Irish Critical Skills Employment Permit is a job-offer based work permit which allows immigrants to work in Ireland in a role that pays at least €60,000 per year; or at least €30,000 per year if the job is on Ireland’s Highly Skilled Occupations List. Either the worker or the employer can apply for this visa. We have dealt with this particular permit in detail, here.
Irish Start-up Entrepreneur Program Visa: The Irish Start-up Entrepreneur Visa Programme allows experienced businesspeople with an innovative business plan to gain long term residence in Ireland. To take advantage of this programme, you must intend to introduce a ‘new or innovative product or service’ to International markets, as well as have €75,000 in start-up funds. For more follow here.
Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit: This permit allows the family members of certain Irish work permit holders to live and work in Ireland. For more click here.
I have not included student visa as that is hopefully for studying and not a means to immigration. Student visas will be looked at in future.
Someone who is volunteering wanted to know what the possibilities are for doing same in Ireland. Please follow Lay Volunteer Visa for more information.
Thank you for your emails, we will continue to address your questions as they keep coming in.
Some information culled from workpermit.com.