With the US and the UK being the top choices for the Indian students looking to study abroad, countries such as Ireland haven’t been given the kind of attention that they deserve. However, a host of great higher education institutes, a good standard of living and proximity to England are a few of the many factors that make Ireland a great option for higher education for the Indian students. If you wish to consider Ireland as an option for your higher education and are looking for details regarding the student visa, here is everything that you need to know about it.
In order to obtain a student visa for Ireland you must be enrolled in a full time course mentioned on the Interim List of Eligible Programmes. Also, there are different kinds of visas on offer depending upon the type and duration of the program you wish to undertake. For instance, in case the course you want to enroll in a program that has duration of 3 months or less, you would need to apply for ‘C study visa’. And if your course would last longer than that, you would need to apply for the ‘D study visa’. When you submit your visa application, you need to make sure that it is accompanied by the following documents in original and in English language mandatorily.
If the duration of your course is more than 3 months and you have applied for a ‘D study visa’, you would need to register yourself with the local immigration officer once you arrive in the country. If the applicant has children with him or her and is visiting the country for the first time, he or she may not get the permission to stay back.