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Post Study Work Permit

Regardless of its size and class, Ireland is fast becoming a popular destination for overseas students to start their education. It provides world-renowned education, provides competent qualifications, and high-quality classroom teaching. Along with learning opportunities, Ireland is also an important economic center in the region.

Overseas students can gain valuable job experience and begin their careers in Ireland with postgraduate work visas created by the government of Ireland. The Third Level Graduate Scheme enables international graduates to stay and live legally in Ireland for up to 24 months after graduation which is directly named a post-study work visa.

Depending on the level of higher education you have completed, you can work in Ireland for up to 40 hours a week, gaining valuable information to help you in your work. Previously Ireland allowed their students to stay for 12 months after graduation to gain technical knowledge but now with the latest changes students can stay for 24 months to receive this information after graduation.

Ireland provides specifically two types of work permit:

The Irish General Work Permit:

It is an employment permit that allows a non-EU citizen to work in Ireland. Permission is first granted for two years. This employment permit is issued to applicants who are offered a job.

Irish Skills Employment Permit: It is open to those in the ranks of the Most Valuable Government, including the technology industry. Obtaining this permit means that your quest for permanent residence is expedient.

To maintain their standards an individual must minimum wage of € 30,000 is required for work permits. In special cases, work permits can also be considered when the salary is less than € 30,000:

The cost of these permits is very small: there is a € 500 permit for six months or less, and a € 1,000 permit for six months to two years. If you fail, 90% of this amount will be refunded to you.

Students may apply for General Employment Permit. This General Employment Permit can be valid for another three years.

If you have lived and worked legally in Ireland for 5 years on a work permit, you can apply for a longer stay at the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service (INIS) as per the rules. If the plan is successful you will be allowed to extend your residence permit for another 5 years and you do not need to obtain a work permit in Ireland.

Benefits for Post Study Work Permit:

  • It provides and enables students to gain professional experience which helps them to make their career in their own country.
  • It helps students to enhance language capabilities.
  • It provides you to travel and explore and discover more options in Europe.
  • It enables international students to work permanently or to get a Green card.

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