An English course in Ireland represents a significant investment for your future, both in terms of time and money. It is therefore very important that you are fully informed regarding all of your options. Hello Irlanda is here to guide you through the course application and visa registration process, providing advice and assistance completely free of charge. Whatever doubts or queries that you may have, Hello Irlanda will be here to support you every step of the way.
Students from many Latin American countries can enter Ireland with a valid passport and remain as a tourist for a maximum period of up to 90 days. During this time they are permitted to study English and travel in Ireland. They are not permitted to work during their stay.
Students from many Latin American countries may stay in Ireland for a period of 90 days – <25 weeks as long as they meet certain criteria. Students must pay their course fees in full prior to entering Ireland and they must register with the Irish immigration office within the first few weeks of arrival. They must also show that they have sufficient funds to cover their expenses. Students are not permitted to work during their stay.
Students that wish to stay in Ireland for 25 weeks or longer, can obtain a Work and Study Visa. The Work and Study Visa allows you to combine studying English with working in Ireland. Citizens of the following countries can enter Ireland with a valid passport and obtain a Work and Study Visa during their first weeks in the country:
The Work and Study Visa permits you to stay in Ireland for a period of 8 months. This Visa can be renewed twice, therefore providing a possible total duration of 2 years in Ireland.
The minimum course length that will allow you to qualify for the Work & Study Visa is 25 weeks (6 months) and the course must include a minimum of 15 hours tuition per week.
The Work and Study Visa permits you to work 20 hours per week for the duration of the visa. You can work full-time (40 hours per week) between December 15 and January 15 or during the summer in Ireland (including June, July, August and September).
Read more about the Work and Study Visa and how we can help you HERE .
Holders of EU passports don’t need to obtain a visa in order to study and / or work in Ireland. Many of our students are from Latin American countries but hold dual nationality with a European Union country. While the process of studying a long-term course in Ireland is simpler with an EU passport, we can still assist you in selecting a city, school and course, and prepare you for your new life of studying and working in Ireland. As with all of our students, we will always be available for whatever you may need during your stay.