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Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 11:43am On Aug 10, 2013
Joge1: Joge1: Hello guys and thanks for ur good work.. My question is I am an Irish citizen living in ireland with my 2 irish citizen kids but their dad who is my husband lives in Nigeria and has no job an account empty, However he has some Shares that if sold would be about 3 million naira. he could lodge in his account in order to apply for a long stay visa to Ireland.. Please do you think it will be a problem that he has no job? Do you think he would be deprived of his family? Thanks for advice..

Where do you live in Ireland?

If you live in Dublin, try visit Usher's Quay, and see Mary.. Their website is www.trayerslaw.ie
They're very good
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by VicGoodGuy(m): 5:53pm On Aug 10, 2013
Joge1: Joge1: Hello guys and thanks for ur good work.. My question is I am an Irish citizen living in ireland with my 2 irish citizen kids but their dad who is my husband lives in Nigeria and has no job an account empty, However he has some Shares that if sold would be about 3 million naira. he could lodge in his account in order to apply for a long stay visa to Ireland.. Please do you think it will be a problem that he has no job? Do you think he would be deprived of his family? Thanks for advice..

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but is he not entitled for a visa by virtue of his being married to a citizen? Irrespective of his being employed or not? has he tried applying for a visa and was refused ma'am?
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 6:03pm On Aug 10, 2013
VicGoodGuy:

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but is he not entitled for a visa by virtue of his being married to a citizen? Irrespective of his being employed or not? has he tried applying for a visa and was refused ma'am?

You'r every funny grin .. You think it's easy like that? If it's easy the way you stated, you won't see any such applicant still asking different means to get visa for such status.

Ireland immigration system is one of the tough immigration systems
If your wife is Irish it does not mean you will be granted Spouse visa.
I've seen many people deported to 9ja from here all in the name of getting married legally to Irish Citizen... though by their law and Eu law, they should grant it, but at times they apply personal opinion instead of the law

As at now, the fair one is by Zambrano application which means if your child was born here and have the Irish passport, then you can be considered base on Zambrano ruled by the (ECJ).-European Court of Justice
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Joge1: 6:07pm On Aug 10, 2013
Thank you guys so much I have not tried to apply but just being slow because of his unemployed status.. But I guess I will give it a try.. Thank you a lot
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by d2ddayo(m): 10:10pm On Aug 20, 2013
HI HERE, THANKS FOR THIS THREAD, PLEASE I WILL NEED YOUR ADVICE UP IN HERE, I HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING TO IRELAND SINCE 2006 WITHOUT OVER STAYING IN WHICH VE HAD MULTIPLE VISAS THERE LIKE THRICE. NOW THE LAST TIME I APPLIED, I WAS DENIED WITH THE SOLE REASON OF " DECEIT ". THEY SAID I DIDNT DISCLOSE THAT MY DAD RESIDES IN IRELAND. NOW THE QUESTION IS DS, HOW THEY FOUND OUT, CUS YES MY PARENTS LIVE IN IRELAND AND ITS BEEN MY AUNTY WHO FROM DAY ONE THAT HAD BEEN INVITING ME AND I NEVER TALKED BOUT MY PARENTS THERE, SO THEY GOT TO KNOW CUS I THINK MY AUNTS UNCLE WHO THEY RE NO MORE TOLD THEM AFTER THEY CALLED IN. ON MY REFUSER LETTER, ITS WRITTEN DECEIT. THEY DIDNT TALK BOUT APPEAL OR ANYTHING. NOW WHAT DO I DO? THOUGH THIS HAD BEEN SINCE 2011 AND AFTER THEN, HAVE GONE TO ITALY, FRANCE AND RETURNED BACK TO NIGERIA. AS I SPEAK, MY PARENTS ARE NOW IRISH SO AM THINKING OF REAPPLYING, BUT I AM ALSO APPLYING FOR A STUDENT VISA TO FRANCE AGAINST JANUARY NEXT YEAR. WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO?
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Gregport: 2:31pm On Oct 26, 2013
Hello.... Thanks for this thread. Please i have a question that i need an URGENT reply. I am a first time traveller, a student, that want to do my undergraduate programme in Ireland. What are my chances of getting the study visa? Please i need a detail requirments of study visa and how to apply.... Reply here so that others can learn from it. URGENT PLEASE!!!
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 2:46pm On Oct 26, 2013
Gregport: Hello.... Thanks for this thread. Please i have a question that i need an URGENT reply. I am a first time traveller, a student, that want to do my undergraduate programme in Ireland. What are my chances of getting the study visa? Please i need a detail requirments of study visa and how to apply.... Reply here so that others can learn from it. URGENT PLEASE!!!

The answer to your questions are in the links on the OP written explanations
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by worry359(m): 6:02pm On Nov 11, 2013
d2ddayo: WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO?

First thing to do is turn off " caps lock" you look like you are shouting!

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Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by emjaygbols(f): 1:47pm On Nov 13, 2013
Hello, thanks for the information so far. Please I will like to know how long it takes to get a feedback from the embassy. I understand that they advise that one should give at least 8 weeks to travel date but will like to know from any one who has applied in the past say within the year how long it took to get the passport back. Thank you.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by topsyking: 11:55am On Nov 15, 2013
emjaygbols: Hello, thanks for the information so far. Please I will like to know how long it takes to get a feedback from the embassy. I understand that they advise that one should give at least 8 weeks to travel date but will like to know from any one who has applied in the past say within the year how long it took to get the passport back. Thank you.
it takes 4 to 6weeks,, are you applying as student or visiting.. do you have family member there...have you book accomodation...
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by emjaygbols(f): 11:43am On Nov 16, 2013
Visiting a friend. Got a letter of invitation and other supporting docs. Thank you.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Jubby(m): 2:10pm On Nov 16, 2013
@dotcom
Plz haven read thru wat u advice plz wat r d chance of sm1 getting a canadian tourist visa based on sponsorship,cos I want to get a canadian tourist visa and am been sponsored but ma fear is that I don't any ties I.e job,marriage,property nd nt in school cos hv graduated.so plz advice

dotcom_na_me_na_me: Hello guys,
Just to share this around for those of you that believes & keep saying that an Irish Visa is difficult to obtain at the Irish Embassy. Well, you’re very wrong because I believe that an Irish Visa is the easiest visa to obtain provided that you meet the requirements of the relevant rules.
If you have a good job in Nigeria and working full time & can boost of N700, 000 in your account, off course you can apply for a tourist visa at the Irish Embassy through the VFS. If you’re married let say never got kids, 1m to 1.3m is okay in ur account for you and ur spouse for tourist visit like 1-2 week, and don't forget to include your Marriage Certificate and your wedding pictures, , if you have children, pls include their birth cert and if possible family pictures as proof of family ties, if you have any property try include evidence of this, if you're living in a rented house, pls include your tenancy agreement, and don't forget your leave letter & introduction letter from work. If you're employed/self employed, dont forget your tax clearance cert..

If you’re a student in Nigeria and u wish to visit Ireland, you must provide evidence of this such as your Student ID.card and letter from your school stating the length of your school break holiday and the date to resume school, if someone else is sponsoring your holiday trip, then your sponsor must provide his/her bank statement showing enough balance to cover the cost of your visit to Ireland as a tourist, for example lets say your sponsor has 1m in his/her account either personal or company. If your sponsor is working, then he must provide documentary evidence that he’s working such as is pay slip, or his company registration cert etc… and a letter of sponsorship must be included and evidence of his/her relationship with you. Don’t forget that you must include confirmation of your accommodation such as your hotel reservation or any confirmation of your accommodation letter from any relative in Ireland stating that you will be adequately accommodated by him/her throughout the duration of your stay in Ireland.

Here it goes:

IF YOU SUBMIT ANY FAKE DOCUMENT FOR AN IRISH VISA, YOU WILL BE BAN FOR 5 YEARS, so please don’t even think about it.

THE EMBASSY REQUIRES A COMPLETE PHOTOCOPY SET OF ANY DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE EMBASSY. THIS INCLUDES A FULL COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT I.E. PAGES 1 – 32 .

1. ENSURE THAT YOUR BANK STATEMENTS ARE LEGIBLE TO READ AND ARE NOT IN ENVELOPES FILES AND FOLDER.

2. THE IRISH EMBASSY DO NOT ACCEPT ANY MICROFINANCE STATEMENTS AS WELL AS ANY MORTGAGE STATEMENTS.

From 25 May 2009, residents of Nigeria who wish to apply for Irish visas must apply/submit their application at the VFS application centre either in Lagos or Abuja. You can get more info here www.vfsglobal-ie-ng.com

Step 1. Once your Complete your online application form here https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx

Step 2. Complete your questionnaire form different from the online form, you can download it here http://www.dfa.ie/uploads/documents/embassy/Abuja%20EM/questionnaire%202010.pdf

Visit as tourist - 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 6 months after your intended date of departure from the State, and copy of previous passport if applicable.
If visiting another State prior to travelling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that State must be obtained and in your passport before applying for an Irish visa

• 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.
• Where a child under the age of eighteen is travelling alone, the consent of both parents/guardians is required. If the child is travelling with one parent, the consent of the other parent is required. This signed parental consent must be accompanied by a copy of the consenting parent's passport or national identity card showing the bearer's signature.

• Where only one parent has total custody, a Court Order bestowing sole custody of this child must be shown.

Accommodation and funds

• If you intend staying in hotel, hostel or guesthouse accommodation, confirmation of your accommodation booking must be submitted.

• 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.

• Evidence of insurance cover will help us decide your application. If we grant you a visit you should show proof of medical/travel insurance when you arrive at the port of entry.


Evidence of your obligations to return to your country of permanent residence
• If you are employed, a letter from your employer stating how long you have been employed there, the dates you will be on annual leave from, the date you will be returning to work in that employment, and your three most recent payslips.

• If you are a student, a letter from your college stating the course you are studying, how many years you have been a student there, how many years/terms you have left at that college, and that you will be returning there following your visit to Ireland.

• Details of any family members living in your country of permanent residence. If you are married or have children under age eighteen, and your spouse or children are remaining at home, you should submit your marriage certificate and birth certificates for the children.

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. Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.

FOR FAMILY VISIT, pls visit here http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Short%20Stay%20Visit%20%28Family%20or%20Tourist%29

If you have any question or concerns about this, pls ask openly here, I will be happy to answer you, alternatively, Vcjustice or justwise will provide you the best they can.

Thank you.

Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 7:52pm On Nov 18, 2013
Jubby: @dotcom
Plz haven read thru wat u advice plz wat r d chance of sm1 getting a canadian tourist visa based on sponsorship,cos I want to get a canadian tourist visa and am been sponsored but ma fear is that I don't any ties I.e job,marriage,property nd nt in school cos hv graduated.so plz advice


The answer to your question is here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/tourist.asp

And here http://www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/Nigeria/index.html

I hope this helps

Good luck
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by walexy(m): 10:21am On Dec 20, 2013
@dotcom

I need your guidiance please.. trying to fill the visa application online but kept timing-out.. really wasting my time and can't find a link or place to generate the transaction records/reference number that i could use to retrieve my application..

Please help.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 11:17am On Dec 20, 2013
walexy: @dotcom

I need your guidiance please.. trying to fill the visa application online but kept timing-out.. really wasting my time and can't find a link or place to generate the transaction records/reference number that i could use to retrieve my application..

Please help.


Which one? Ireland, Canada, UK?
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by yormite: 1:57pm On Dec 20, 2013
Please what is d cost of travelling to Ireland for greener pastures nd is Der any undergraduate scholarship program i can apply for am really tired and i want to leave dis country for Good
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by HUGES: 12:46pm On Oct 24, 2014
dotcomnamename:
Hello guys,
Just to share this around for those of you that believes & keep saying that an Irish Visa is difficult to obtain at the Irish Embassy. Well, you’re very wrong because I believe that an Irish Visa is the easiest visa to obtain provided that you meet the requirements of the relevant rules.
If you have a good job in Nigeria and working full time & can boost of N700, 000 in your account, off course you can apply for a tourist visa at the Irish Embassy through the VFS. If you’re married let say never got kids, 1m to 1.3m is okay in ur account for you and ur spouse for tourist visit like 1-2 week, and don't forget to include your Marriage Certificate and your wedding pictures, , if you have children, pls include their birth cert and if possible family pictures as proof of family ties, if you have any property try include evidence of this, if you're living in a rented house, pls include your tenancy agreement, and don't forget your leave letter & introduction letter from work. If you're employed/self employed, dont forget your tax clearance cert..

If you’re a student in Nigeria and u wish to visit Ireland, you must provide evidence of this such as your Student ID.card and letter from your school stating the length of your school break holiday and the date to resume school, if someone else is sponsoring your holiday trip, then your sponsor must provide his/her bank statement showing enough balance to cover the cost of your visit to Ireland as a tourist, for example lets say your sponsor has 1m in his/her account either personal or company. If your sponsor is working, then he must provide documentary evidence that he’s working such as is pay slip, or his company registration cert etc… and a letter of sponsorship must be included and evidence of his/her relationship with you. Don’t forget that you must include confirmation of your accommodation such as your hotel reservation or any confirmation of your accommodation letter from any relative in Ireland stating that you will be adequately accommodated by him/her throughout the duration of your stay in Ireland.

Here it goes:

IF YOU SUBMIT ANY FAKE DOCUMENT FOR AN IRISH VISA, YOU WILL BE BAN FOR 5 YEARS, so please don’t even think about it.

THE EMBASSY REQUIRES A COMPLETE PHOTOCOPY SET OF ANY DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE EMBASSY. THIS INCLUDES A FULL COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT I.E. PAGES 1 – 32 .

1. ENSURE THAT YOUR BANK STATEMENTS ARE LEGIBLE TO READ AND ARE NOT IN ENVELOPES FILES AND FOLDER.

2. THE IRISH EMBASSY DO NOT ACCEPT ANY MICROFINANCE STATEMENTS AS WELL AS ANY MORTGAGE STATEMENTS.

From 25 May 2009, residents of Nigeria who wish to apply for Irish visas must apply/submit their application at the VFS application centre either in Lagos or Abuja. You can get more info here www.vfsglobal-ie-ng.com

Step 1. Once your Complete your online application form here https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx

Step 2. Complete your questionnaire form different from the online form, you can download it here http://www.dfa.ie/uploads/documents/embassy/Abuja%20EM/questionnaire%202010.pdf

Visit as tourist - 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 6 months after your intended date of departure from the State, and copy of previous passport if applicable.
If visiting another State prior to travelling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that State must be obtained and in your passport before applying for an Irish visa

• 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.
• Where a child under the age of eighteen is travelling alone, the consent of both parents/guardians is required. If the child is travelling with one parent, the consent of the other parent is required. This signed parental consent must be accompanied by a copy of the consenting parent's passport or national identity card showing the bearer's signature.

• Where only one parent has total custody, a Court Order bestowing sole custody of this child must be shown.

Accommodation and funds

• If you intend staying in hotel, hostel or guesthouse accommodation, confirmation of your accommodation booking must be submitted.

• 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.

• Evidence of insurance cover will help us decide your application. If we grant you a visit you should show proof of medical/travel insurance when you arrive at the port of entry.


Evidence of your obligations to return to your country of permanent residence
• If you are employed, a letter from your employer stating how long you have been employed there, the dates you will be on annual leave from, the date you will be returning to work in that employment, and your three most recent payslips.

• If you are a student, a letter from your college stating the course you are studying, how many years you have been a student there, how many years/terms you have left at that college, and that you will be returning there following your visit to Ireland.

• Details of any family members living in your country of permanent residence. If you are married or have children under age eighteen, and your spouse or children are remaining at home, you should submit your marriage certificate and birth certificates for the children.

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. Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.

FOR FAMILY VISIT, pls visit here http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Short%20Stay%20Visit%20%28Family%20or%20Tourist%29

If you have any question or concerns about this, pls ask openly here, I will be happy to answer you, alternatively, Vcjustice or justwise will provide you the best they can.

Thank you.


Thanks for your insightful post. Pls I wld apppreciate any info on medical/travel insurance for Ireland travels with short stay visa, ie 90 days. Something abt being obligatory at the port of entry. Pls any info will be valid
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 2:42pm On Oct 24, 2014
@ justwise, @dotcomnamename and other gurus in the house. I need more info please. I hv read tru dis thread. Really enlightening and informative.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 2:44pm On Oct 24, 2014
God bless and increase u guys.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 2:53pm On Oct 24, 2014
I am about to start my irish study visa application, I hv receieved my offer letter, and my course is 18 months PG. I want to knw some key steps. Documents and howtos. I hv a pplied but was denied on the grounds of lumpsum lodgement, no clear link to reference and the applicant has not satisfied the vo that the condition and duration of the visa will be met... So bro dem I wanna threat dis issues in this new application.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 6:16pm On Oct 24, 2014
Amosiye:
I am about to start my irish study visa application, I hv receieved my offer letter, and my course is 18 months PG. I want to knw some key steps. Documents and howtos. I hv a pplied but was denied on the grounds of lumpsum lodgement, no clear link to reference and the applicant has not satisfied the vo that the condition and duration of the visa will be met... So bro dem I wanna threat dis issues in this new application.


Here are the documents that are required of visa applicants of every category.
This article is subject to modification and updates:
* Invitation letter or accommodation details from the country you intend to visit;
* (If on invitation by an individual,) a copy of the bio-data page of the passport of the person inviting you.
* Your national passport or travel document with at least 6 months to expiration;
* (If you are an alien resident in the country that you are applying from,) evidence of permission to remain in the country: ie, a residence permit or an appropriate long-term visa;
* Passport sized colour photographs, not more than 6 months old;
* (If employed,) a letter from your employer granting leave of absence from your job for a specified period. The letter should also say how long you have been employed by that employer, in what job(s) and should indicate when you are expected back at work;
* (If sent or sponsored by your employer,) the evidence letter to this effect; expected to demonstrate the reasons and benefits for sponsoring you;
* (If sent or sponsored by your employer,) the company's financial statement with evidence of fund availability for your own use;
* (If self-employed,) evidence of your business activities and financial standing;
* (If self employed or if applicable to you as an employee,) your tax clearance certificate to show your tax compliance level and also your income;
* (If a student,) a letter from your school stating what course you are on, its start and finish dates and the dates of the holiday period during which you intend to travel abroad;
Note: if you are not working you should include financial documents of the person who is supporting you; if someone else is paying for your trip, You would be expected to explain why you are being sponsored and to demonstrate how your sponsor will benefit from your trip.
* (If applicable,) evidence of any property you own in your home country (if applicable)
Note: the property is expected to represent anything that could be considered a tie; such property may not be an isolated land or building that are not deemed to be taking more of your responsibilities: it is different if you own (let's say) business property that requires your obligatory management;
* Details of any firm travel plans you have made, ie itinerary:
Warning! Do not book a flight because, you will forfeit your money if your visa is refused. Itinerary does not only mean flight ticket, it means travel plans which are, the preparations that you have put in place: such could be site seeing or tour guide arrangements, or onward flight tickets if applying for a transit or stopover visa;
* Bank statements showing up to six months transaction details, must show sources of income:
Warning! Avoid vast Money Lodgement (especially if it makes the majority of your finance), you will be refused without question.
* (If applicable,) evidence of any income from other sources e.g. friends, family, savings, property etc
* (If applicable and/or if the purpose of the trip has got something to do with family,) Evidence of family relationship and marital status ie Birth Certificate and/or Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate (of spouse)
* (If applying to join a spouse,) Evidence of relationship and communications or correspondences with your spouse: ie telephone details; emails; posts or/and photos of both of you together.
* (If applying to join a spouse or family,) Birth certificate or Age Declaration document
* It is very important to be able to show Ties or Obligations to return to.
Note: Although, family or social ties and responsibilities are recommended, but
logically, family ties aren't considered as strong as other ties because, there are vast cases of seekers involving in immigration fights to bring their family to join them, but yet, the magnitude of the family may be considered
* (If an ex-convict) The official record of any conviction(s), detailing the crime(s) you were convicted of and the sentence(s) you received
* The appropriate fee
Note: You must provide original documents (except the identification documents of another person). Failure to submit original documents may mean your application is delayed or refused.
HARD DOCUMENTS are documents that carry Security Authentications; or Stamps; or Seals; or Signatures; or Apostiles, etc: (For example; a Marriage Certificate), such documents must be submitted in their original states (except the document is an identification document belonging to another person ie your sponsor's passport etc). Any other document that does not carry any of the mentioned authentication is allowed to be submitted in photocopy state: Your hard documents will be returned back to you in due time.



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Ireland is a multicultural country that has never stooped welcoming migrants and visitors from abroad. By studying in the Ireland, you will have the opportunity to experience new culture and meet people from different backgrounds.The Irish visa is not too difficult if you are able to prove that you have enough finances to pay for your fees and living expenses.
http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Students
Degree programme course
Overview of Conditions for Degree Programme Student
The main conditions of being a Full Time Degree Programme Non EEA student are:
•The maximum time a student may stay in Ireland for the purpose of attending courses at degree level is limited to seven years;
•The level of course and award must comply with the conditions below
•A Letter of Acceptance from the college, confirming you have been accepted and enrolled on a course of full-time day-time education
•You must have proof that fees have been paid to the college. Where your fees are below €6,000, the full amount of the fees must be paid in advance.
•You must have access to €3,000 at first registration. This is in addition to your course fees.
•All students are required to have private medical insurance, either personally or through a group scheme operated by your college, at time of registration in accordance with the conditions set out below regarding private medical insurance.
Full conditions and requirements are set out in the Guidelines attached below. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarise themselves with these requirements.
Non-Degree Programme Student
Overview of Conditions for Language and Non-Degree Programme Student
The main conditions of being a Full Time Language and Non-Degree Programme Non EEA student are
•The maximum time a student may stay in Ireland for the purpose of attending courses at language/non degree level is limited to three years;
•The duration of course and award must comply with the conditions below
•A Letter of Acceptance from the college, confirming you have been accepted and enrolled on a course of full-time day-time education involving a minimum of 15 hours organised daytime tuition each week between the hours of 8am and 6pm
•You must have proof that fees have been paid to the college. Where your fees are below €6,000, the full amount of the fees must be paid in advance.
•You must have access to €3,000 at first registration. This is in addition to your course fees.
•All students are required to have private medical insurance, either personally or through a group scheme operated by your college, at time of registration in accordance with the conditions set out below regarding private medical insurance.
Full conditions and requirements are set out in the Guidelines attached below. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarise themselves with these requirements.
FOR OTHER TYPES OF STUDENTS, Visit this link http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Other%20Types%20of%20Students
IF YOU SUBMIT ANY FAKE DOCUMENT FOR AN IRISH VISA, YOU WILL BE BAN FOR 5 YEARS, so please don’t even think about it.
THE EMBASSY REQUIRES A COMPLETE PHOTOCOPY SET OF ANY DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE EMBASSY. THIS INCLUDES A FULL COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT I.E. PAGES 1 – 32 .
1. ENSURE THAT YOUR BANK STATEMENTS ARE LEGIBLE TO READ AND ARE NOT IN ENVELOPES FILES AND FOLDER.
2. THE IRISH EMBASSY DO NOT ACCEPT ANY MICROFINANCE STATEMENTS AS WELL AS ANY MORTGAGE STATEMENTS.
From 25 May 2009, residents of Nigeria who wish to apply for Irish visas must apply/submit their application at the VFS application centre either in Lagos or Abuja. You can get more info here www.vfsglobal-ie-ng.com
Step 1. Once your Complete your online application form here https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx
Step 2. Complete your questionnaire form different from the online form, you can download it here http://www.dfa.ie/uploads/documents/embassy/Abuja%20EM/questionnaire%202010.pdf
Living Costs
Before deciding to study Ireland, you should ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover your costs of living. For students who require a visa, being able to demonstrate this will form part of your application. While you may be able to undertake part-time work during your time here, you should not have to rely on this income to meet all your expenses.
Precisely how much you will need will vary depending on where you are studying in Ireland, on the type of accommodation you choose and, of course, on your own personal lifestyle. But, on average, we estimate that a student will spend between €5,000 and €10,000 per year.
Estimated Living Costs for Dublin
Rent (per week) €127.00
Utilities (per week) €31.00
Food (per week) €46.00
Transport
- Public Transport (per week) €12.00
- Taxis (per trip) €10.00
Entertainment
- Pub/Bar (per visit) €15.00
- Cinema (per visit) €5.00
- Restaurant (per visit) €20.00
- Mobile Phone (per week) €8.50
Total €274.50 (per week)
Note: Estimated living costs for the rest of the country is generally cheaper as rent is much cheaper in the secondary cities in Ireland.
One-Off Costs
As well as your course costs, there are other one-off costs (this means costs which you only have to pay once, not regularly) which you may have to pay if you are travelling to Ireland. Make a note of the ones which apply to you and estimate the total cost of these.
Visa application
Travel insurance
Medical insurance
Post/baggage to/from Ireland
Registration with police
Television
Mobile phone
Deposit for Accommodation
You will probably have to pay a deposit if you move into accommodation that is privately owned. This is usually the same amount as about 4 weeks of rent. It should be returned to you at the end of your stay unless you have damaged the property in some way.
Below is a list of average costs for everyday grocery products in Ireland.
Loaf of bread €1.65
Two litres of milk €1.50
Box of breakfast cereal €4.00
Can of Coca Cola 90c
Bottle of shampoo €3.00
One apple 49 cent (or bag for €2.00)
One banana bag of 5/6 €2.00
McDonald’s burger €1.00
Burger King burger meal €5.00
ACCOMMODATION
Third level students
Higher level students have an array of choice when it comes to accommodation. Some opt to stay in on-campus accommodation, which is available in many colleges, and experience the life of a student surrounded by all commodities such as shops, restaurants etc. Universities and colleges will have further details about their accommodation and how to apply.
Students who want to be totally independent tend to go for self-catering, rented accommodation, often shared with other students. In recent years, rents have plummeted and there's a surplus of rental accommodation out there, so you will have a choice of quality premises. But make sure to visit the country ahead of your course in order to go hunting for a suitable home.
Some students who are taking their first steps into the big, bad world on their own may like to make the transition easier by living (even for a time) with a host family in their home.
This way, you have your own independence but still have the home comforts (and some rules) as well as a family to show you the ropes and help you settle in to a new way of life in a new country.
Students are normally provided with their own room and with morning and evening meals - at a cost of between €125-€180 per week.
Note: Most third level institutions have an Accommodation Office, a good first point of call for overseas students in their search for suitable accommodation. Accommodation can also be found through the local newspapers and estate agents in the cities. Websites such as Daft.ie or MyHome.ie also contain a large portfolio of rental properties. It is generally not possible to reserve long term accommodation in advance, as owners of properties will not hold rooms without payment of rent.
English Language Students
Warm welcomes are what Ireland is all about and no more so than when host families open up their homes to foreign students.
English language institutes include pre-arranged accommodation in their fees, often with suitable Irish families who offer a home-from-home to the student for the duration of their course.
This can be a great way for students to find their feet in a new country, have trustworthy people to help them with any queries they may have, and if you are staying with a family with children close to your own age, they can introduce you to local life and help you learn how to speak English informally.
The Irish 'mammy' is notorious for taking students 'under their wing' and treating them as one of their own with warmth, kindness and generosity of heart.
All host families are carefully selected, vetted and continually monitored and most are situated in residential areas, accessible to the school and other students.
Larger language schools often have dedicated student residences, located nearby and close to public transport. These purpose-built apartments normally feature four or five single bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a large communal kitchen/living area.
Alternatively, students can, if they prefer, avail of help from the school to find their own rented living accommodation.
Or they can avail of residential school accommodation, which is mostly available during the summer months. This offers students the experience and benefits of 'life on campus.'
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN IRELAND
EU Students
Under EU/EEA regulations, students from other member states who are attending a course of study are entitled to free hospital services provided they have Form E.109 with them. In order to be eligible you will be required to provide the Irish health authorities with documentation from your home country that validates your entitlement. You should therefore contact the Health Authority in your home country, well in advance of travelling to Ireland, to fulfil any registration requirements and to obtain the necessary forms that you will need. From 1st June 2004, the E111 and a number of other 'E' forms (i.e. E128) have been replaced by a new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC must be obtained in the home country before departure.
Non EU Students
Students from non-EU countries are not covered for any free medical attention off-campus and must therefore have their own private insurance. Please note that heavy levies are charged for all hospitalisation and it is advised to make provision for adequate medical insurance. Non-EU students are required to show proof of comprehensive medical insurance when registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Proof of health insurance is also required when applying for a student visa.
Students are strongly advised to arrange insurance for private medical care as this ensures choice of hospital, doctor and hospital accommodation in the event of illness.
CLIMATE
Like it’s people, Ireland’s weather is never boring or predictable. Dancing in the rain, blowing in the wind, but all the time, the sun is never far away!
Our climate can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. You can experience all four seasons in the one day, if you're lucky!
Because the island is hugged all year round by the warm influence of the Gulf Stream, Ireland is much warmer than other countries that share its latitude. The Gulf Stream also ensures that the Irish coastline remains ice-free throughout winter.
Extreme winters are rare, and you're more likely to encounter a warm glow than a frosty reception, with average winter temperatures of between 40°F/5°C and 46°F/8°C.
Summer temperatures are generally between 60°F/15°C to 70°F/20°C. One thing that is more than probable is rain - that’s what makes our grass so green, so don’t forget to pack your rain gear and a woolly jumper!
RELIGION IN IRELAND
Although predominantly Roman Catholic, Ireland today is a multi-cultural society where all religions are embraced and respected as playing vital roles in the societal make-up of the country.
Other religious groups in Ireland include the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist Churches as well as Eastern Orthodox, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons and Salvation Army Communities. There are also centres for Buddhists, Hindus, Baha'is and those of the Islamic and Jewish faiths.
Most of Ireland’s higher institutions have suitable prayer rooms for students to practice their faith when they are studying in Ireland.
ON ARRIVAL
There are a number of things international students must do when they arrive in Ireland !
When you arrive in Ireland, you will be arriving into one of our international airports - Dublin Airport, Cork Airport or Shannon Airport. All three airports are served by bus, taxi and car hire services. Alternatively, if you are spending you first night in a nearby hotel, many provide complimentary shuttle bus services to and from the airport. Check with your hotel at the time of booking to confirm.
Onwards bus and rail connections from nearby cities are available from services provided by Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and private coach companies to locations around Ireland. In addition, onward flights to some regional airports are available from Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Aer Arann.
REGISTERING WITH Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB)
After arrival, many international students have to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).
Citizens from EU/EEA and Switzerland
It is not necessary to register with the immigration authorities.
All Other Students
All non-Irish nationals, who are not citizens of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, must register in person with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) after arrival and after completion of registration at your third level institution. The GNIB will issue you with a residence permit/GNIB card. The fee for this card is €300 and must be paid by credit card, laser card or bank giro. This fee cannot be paid in cash.
Garda National Immigration Bureau
13-14 Burgh Quay,
Dublin 2,
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 666 9130 / 01
Download GNIB Location Map
Opening Hours
Mon. to Thurs.: 8.00am – 10.00pm

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Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 8:42pm On Oct 24, 2014
oga @dotcomenamename.. Tanks, dis is a whole lot of info about ireland and all some1 needs to know. I appreciate
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 9:05pm On Oct 24, 2014
On the online application form there is a space for information of any family member in ireland or any european country. I don't hv a direct family member, there but I hv a fam friend can I include dier details?


And the host in ireland. Will I fill the schools address and the admissions officer. ?


Then the accomodation issues how will I go about that. .. The school is giving 7 days supplementary accomodation. And I will be getting accomodation when I arrive.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by dotcomnamename: 10:06pm On Oct 24, 2014
Amosiye:
On the online application form there is a space for information of any family member in ireland or any european country. I don't hv a direct family member, there but I hv a fam friend can I include dier details?


And the host in ireland. Will I fill the schools address and the admissions officer. ?


Then the accomodation issues how will I go about that. .. The school is giving 7 days supplementary accomodation. And I will be getting accomodation when I arrive.



(1) Your friend is not your family member.

(2) There should be a space where they ask the name, address and contact details of your school, i think that should be your host.. I think the host space you mention is for visitor's visa application but am not really sure... I hope Vicjustice can share more light to this, but i will check it out too..

(3) You can get a short time/temporary accommodation on the following websites daft.ie, rent.ie, myhome.ie, it is advisable not to reserve long term accommodation in advance.
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 7:26am On Oct 25, 2014
@dotcomnamename. I must greet u, thanks alot
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 7:31am On Oct 25, 2014
The host I was taking about is Reference I suspect its should be the skool
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by spiggy: 12:06pm On Oct 25, 2014
@dotcomnamename

I'm new in Dublin, please recommend a good Nigerian restaurant in Dublin - preferably close to St. Stephen's green.

Thanks
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 7:12am On Oct 26, 2014
Happy sunday to u all. I wish u all the best.

Thanks for ur swift response to my previous questions.


I still need to be clear in the aspect of the applicaiton letter with is a requirement. They said the letter should include the reason for coming to ireland. And an undertaking that the applicant will return back to his country.


So my question now is ............... This undertaking how is it like. ?
Re: *** General Irish VISIT/TOURIST VISA Enquiries *** by Amosiye: 7:17am On Oct 26, 2014
The ogas ontop... @justwise and @vicjustice, I beg mk una no ignore me on this matter nah. Ur contribution and advice will be appreciated. @dotcomnamename has contributed and welcomed u to come trow more light on this. Thanks alot

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