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Ireland Visa System
Those who do not have an Irish diplomatic mission in their home country should apply directly for a visa application form, well in advance of their departure, to:
Department of Foreign Affairs
The Visa Office
Please note that, although applications may be made through the Department of Foreign Affairs, the decision on visa applications will be made by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
Important: Apply for your visa well in advance and allow six to eight weeks for your application to be processed if you are applying from abroad.
In their application students will be asked to supply the following information:
Valid passport
Evidence of Course
Ability to Follow Your Chosen Course
Level of English
Private Medical Insurance
Family Members
Applicant's Self-sufficiency
The granting of a Student Visa does not entitle you to have any family members join you in Ireland.
The processing times for Student Visa Applications vary depending on the volume of applications lodged, and the time it takes for an application to reach the Visa section in Dublin from the Embassy in which it was lodged
You should allow as much time as possible when applying for a visa but a minimum time of 8 weeks is recommended.
Visa decisions are published weekly on www.justice.ie you can check a decision by entering the Visa Reference Number.
Right of Appeal
If you are refused a visa you may appeal this decision within 2 months
Entitlement to take up casual employment
Only students attending a full time course of at least one year's duration leading to a qualification recognised by the Minister for Education and Science will be entitled to take up casual employment (defined as up to 20 hours part time work per week or full time work during college vacation periods).
Access to employment is denied to all other students.
Casual employment is defined as up to a maximum of 20 hours part time work per week, or full time work during normal college vacation periods. Such work should not interfere with your course attendance, as failure to provide evidence of a satisfactory attendance record will result in refusal of any extension to your permission to remain.
The entitlement to casual employment will cease on completion of your college course
The stamp placed in your passport by GNIB will indicate whether or not you are permitted to take up casual employment
If you are in doubt about this you should check with GNIB before you accept any job offer.
Any breach of your visa conditions will lead to a review of your case and possible removal from the State
Visa Embassy of Ireland
230 Jor Bagh
New Delhi 110 003
Tel: +91 11 462 6714
Fax: +91 11 469 7053
Web site:www.irelandinindia.com
E-mail: eire@giasd101.vsnl.net.in
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