How to Turn Ireland Application into Visa

Posted by Rita Biswas on November 20th, 2019

Ireland has made significantly large investments in higher education system eventually being one of the reasons why the country has welcomed so many international students over the last years. Ireland's universities rank amongst the world leaders in an escalating number of academic subjects.

Along with high ranking universities in Ireland, yet another major attracting factor for International students the low education costs compared to the UK.

The visa you’d need will depend on

  • Your Age
  • The Type of Study You Wish to Pursue in Ireland
  • The Duration of Stay in Ireland

The types of Ireland Visa

  1. Short stay 'C' Visa:

Criteria - All applicants for a short stay ‘C’ visa must show that they have sufficient strong family, social or economic ties to your residence place in a country other than Ireland to assure the visa officer evaluating the application that the estimated stay in Ireland will be temporary and in agreement with the duration and conditions of the consent by the immigration authorities on arrival in Ireland. The maximum stay permitted under a short stay ‘C’ visa is 90 days.

  1. Long stay 'D' Visa:
    Criteria - If you desire to travel to Ireland for more than 3 months, for or the following reasons
  • pursue a course of study
  • for employment
  • to inhabit permanently in Ireland

Apply for a long stay ‘D’ visa.

Before applying for a long stay ‘D’ visa please make sure that you are acquainted with the immigration procedures that apply to people seeking to come to Ireland for more than 3 months.

Sr. No

Duration of Study

Type of Visa


Below 3 months

Type C – Study Visa


Above 3 months

Type D – Study Visa

You must apply online for an Irish Student Visa. Once you have completed the online application process, you need to adhere to the guidelines on the summary application form that is generated by the online system. The summary form will comprise information on where you are supposed to submit your supporting documentation.

The summary form must be printed and signed along with date and must be submitted with your supporting documentation.  You are required to provide your Biometrics information as part of the application process.

A guide to supporting documentation of Ireland Study Visa Requirements is listed out below.

  • 2 coloured passport sized photographs not more than 6 months old
  • Current passport & all copy of all previous passports
  • Letter of Application including your full contact details with signature
  • Evidence of enrolment for a private funded course
  • Evidence justifying the gaps in your educational history if any
  • Evidence fees have been paid to college or Evidence that you have the academic ability to follow your chosen course
  • Evidence of your level of English
  • Finances
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Previous Visa Refusals

Visa Fees:

The visa fee is a government fee which encompasses the cost of processing your application. This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or withdrawn. The Visa Fees is €60.

Applying for your visa online:

You can apply for student visa online using the Irish Government’s official website. You need to apply at least three months before your planned date of travel to Ireland. Keep in mind, your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.

Approach the Advisers:

Look out for the nearest Study Abroad Consultants and know How to Get Admission in Ireland institutions, they will direct you to the official websites and ensure you have the latest applications forms and guidance. They advise you on how to go about the entire process. They keep you fully informed on the latest visa requirements and conditions; and even help you arrange the precise documents for your submission.

Related URL:

Ireland's Extended Post-study Visa for International Students

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