Irish study visa supporting documents
The supporting documentation required when applying for a Student Visa in Ireland includes:
- 1. Letter of acceptance from a recognised university confirming your candidature for a full time course with 15 hours per week study time.
- 2. English language certification depicting student’s ability to pursue course in English
- 3. Receipt for payment of course fee
- 4. Evidence such as Bank statements to show access to enough funds to maintain through the initial years
- 5. Private medical insurance
- 6. A commitment letter to leave Ireland after the expiry of Student Visa
- 7. Certificates for all academic qualifications as required by the university
- 8. Two recent coloured passport sized photographs
- 9. A signed application letter with full contact details
- 10. Evidence for explaining any gaps in educational history of the candidate.
- 11. Current passport and copies of previous passports
- 12. Previous visa refusals, if any
Residence and work permits for Indian students in Ireland
- 1. Non-EEA students need to register with the local immigration office in the district they are living in for a period of more than 3 months.
- 2. Non-EEA students are allowed to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week during semester time and upto a maximum of 40 hours during vacation period.
You may also have to appear for a personal interview at the Ireland embassy or consulate.
Applying for your visa online
You can apply for your student visa application online using the Irish Government’s official website. You can apply up to three months before your intended date of travel to Ireland. Remember, your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.
As an applicant from outside Ireland, you will have to pay €60 as your visa fee (do check the latest fee when applying).
As part of your application, you will also be required to furnish your biometric information. As an Indian student, you’d need to provide your fingerprints to the Irish authorities.