Employment or Intra-company Transfer, Scientific Researcher, Training, Van Der Elst

Employment or Intra-company Transfer

Scientific Researcher

Training

Van Der Elst

Family member of Work Permit Holders, Green Card Holders and Scientific Researchers

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Employment or Intra-company Transfer - visa application documents Required

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee.
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application

  1. outlining your reason for wishing to visit Ireland,
  2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
  3. stating how long you plan to stay,
  4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain.
  • Passport, valid for 12 months, and copy of previous passport if applicable.
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • A detailed statement of your bank account covering a six-month period immediately prior to your visa application, and showing sufficient funds to cover your costs.
  • Valid Work Permit Intra-Company Transfer Permit. Medical Doctors please note: not all non-EEA doctors require an employment permit to work in Ireland. Seeáhttp://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/WP10000012áandáhttp://www.djei.ie/labour/workpermits/doctors.htmáfor further information
  • Employment Contract (if any)
  • Letter from employer in Ireland confirming details of the job you will take up and the salary you will be paid. If accommodation is being provided by your employer details of this should also be given.
  • Evidence of qualifications and previous work experience in this area may be requested by the visa officer

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Please keep copies of all documents submitted with your application. Original documents such as marriage/birth certificates will be returned to you. However, bank statements, letters of invitation etc will not be returned.
If there are specific documents that you wish to have returned to you, please submit a list of these with your application.

All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.

All of the above documents must be submitted with your application.

All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation.

The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted.

Please do not purchase travel tickets prior to a decision being made on the visa application.á Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.


If you come to Ireland for employment under the Work Permit Scheme, you cannot apply for family members to join you until you have been here for a minimum of one year, and your work permit has been extended for a further 12 months.áIf you are coming to Ireland on a Green Card, the 12 month waiting period is waived.

Only a spouse and children under the age of 18 years are eligible to apply to join you.

Adult children (over 18) are not eligible to join you unless they hold a work permit and apply for an Employment Visa, or they wish to study in Ireland and meet our Student Visa Requirements.

You must be able to show that your earnings are sufficient to maintain your family without recourse to public funds.

Details of requirements for family members wishing to join you can be found below.

Decá2013

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Scientific Researcher - visa application documents Required

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
  1. outlining your reason for wishing to visit Ireland,
  2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
  3. stating how long you plan to stay,
  4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain
  • Passport, valid for at least 12 months
  • Hosting Agreement with accredited Research Organisation
  • Contract of employment if issued by the Research Organisation
  • A detailed statement of your bank account covering a six-month period immediately prior to your visa application, and showing sufficient funds to cover your costs.

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Accompanying family members

Spouses and minor dependant children can accompany the Researcher to Ireland.á It is not necessary for the Researcher to first take up the research post before the family members can apply for a visa.

A spouse of a Researcher must complete a separate visa application and the following documentation must be provided:

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photograph and fee.
  • Passport, valid for at least 12 months Passport
  • Clear copy of spouse's passport, showing evidence of Research Visa
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth Certificate for children under 18 years of age

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Please keep copies of all documents submitted with your application. Original documents such as marriage/birth certificates will be returned to you. However, bank statements, letters of invitation etc will not be returned.
If there are specific documents that you wish to have returned to you, please submit a list of these with your application.

All letters and bank statements submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details, for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.

All of the above documents must be submitted with your application

All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation

The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted.

Please do not purchase travel tickets prior to a decision being made on the visa application.Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.

July 2011

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Training - visa application documents Required

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee.
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
    1. outlining your reason for wishing to visit Ireland,
    2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
    3. stating how long you plan to stay,
    4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain
  • Passport, valid for 12 months, and copy of previous passport if applicable.
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • If you are resident in a country other than your country of origin, evidence of your permission to reside in that country. This permission should be valid for at least 3 months after your intended departure from Ireland.
  • A letter from your employer giving the reasons for, and duration of training, details of where in Ireland training will take place (name of company etc), full contact details for your company, and the name and contact details of the contact person in the host company
  • A letter from the Irish company confirming the nature, dates and duration of training, including full contact details
  • Evidence from both companies of who will be responsible for all costs, including training costs, travel, accommodation, and expenses
  • Evidence of your obligations to return to your country of permanent residence at the end of the training period – letter from your employer confirming your return to the company
  • If all costs are not met by either company, evidence of your personal finances – detailed bank statement covering a 6 month period immediately prior to your visa application
  • You should also explain why you are undertaking this training at your own expense

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Please keep copies of all documents submitted with your application. Original documents such as marriage/birth certificates will be returned to you. However, bank statements, letters of invitation etc will not be returned.
If there are specific documents that you wish to have returned to you, please submit a list of these with your application.

All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.

All of the above documents must be submitted with your application

All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation

The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted

Please do not purchase travel tickets prior to a decision being made on the visa application.á Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.

July 2011

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Van der Elst Visa - visa application documents Required

Holders of a Van der Elst Visa do not require a work permit to work in Ireland: to qualify for such a visa you must be lawfully employed in another EU Member State, and you must be coming to Ireland to provide services on behalf of your employer.

Documents required:

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee.
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
  1. explaining your reason for coming to Ireland
  2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
  3. stating how long you plan to stay,
  4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain.
  • Passport, valid forá6 months after your intended date of departure from the State, and copy of previous passport if applicable.
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • Evidence of your right to reside & work in the EU Member State you are coming from, and that you have permission to return there following the termination of the contract in Ireland (To qualify for a Van Der Elst visa you must be lawfully employed in another EU Member State. You must be coming to Ireland to provide services on behalf of your employer.)
  • Declaration from your employer confirming that you are lawfully employed by that company, that you are coming to Ireland to provide services on the company’s behalf, the name and contact details for the company in Ireland, and that you will be returning to work in the other EU Member State following completion of the project in Ireland.

NOTES

Please keep copies of all documents submitted with your application. Original documents such as marriage/birth certificates will be returned to you. However, bank statements, letters of invitation etc will not be returned.
If there are specific documents that you wish to have returned to you, please submit a list of these with your application.

All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.

All of the above documents must be submitted with your application

All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation

The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted

Please do not purchase travel tickets prior to a decision being made on the visa application.á Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.

July 2011

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Family Reunification for Work Permit Holders, Green Card Holders and Scientific Researchers

Join Family

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July 2011