Irish Green Card FAQs
 
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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

Thousands of customers choose Visa First to organise their working holiday visas every year because:

  • We make getting the visa you need fast and hassle-free.
  • We provide a free initial assessment on the process.
  • We developed the unique online visa status engine which allows you to check the status of your visa 24/7. Check your status now.
  • We're visa experts and have organised over 130,000 visas for people like you.
  • We have a price and service promise to you to ensure a low cost effective service.
  • We offer a step-by-step consultation as we do the visa.
  • We provide an end-to-end service from assessment, through gathering and processing the documents till visa grant.
  • We have local offices supporting the visa process.

 

 




For Ireland Green Card Permit applications the processing fees are EUR2500.

Please note that fees are paid in 2 stages as your application proceeds.

*Please note, Embassy fee is set by the Embassies themselves and Visa First has no control over it. Usually, the Embassy fee varies according to embassy, applicant’s nationality, type and duration of visa. The prices given here consist of Visa First handling fee and embassy fee. They are for one person, inclusive of VAT and are an estimate only. Please note that, additional fees may apply. These are dependant on the way you want to receive your passport, exchange rate changes, changes in the Embassy fees etc. In the event that in your case an additional fee is due we will contact you to organize the payment in the most convenient way for you.


Yes, to receive a Green Card Permit you must have a job offer from a bona-fide company registered with the Companies Registration Office and the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. The company must be trading in Ireland.

The job offer must be on company-headed paper, dated within the previous sixty days, and the offer must be for a period of two or more years. It must specify the following:

  • A full description of the proposed employment
  • Starting date of employment
  • Annual salary, not including bonuses
  • Information on required qualifications, skills or experience required for the employment.

Contact us on Irishgreencard@visafirst.com for more information.


Green Cards are not normally issued for positions with an annual salary of below €30,000. All positions with an annual salary of €60,000 or more are eligible for the Irish Green Card. There are limited occupations that allow for a salary of between €30,000 and €59,999. Click here to see a list of those occupations.


The Green Card is issued for an initial period of two years, after which it can normally be renewed indefinitely.


An application for an Irish Green Card Permit can be made by either the employer or the employee.


Visa First is the only company with an online visa status engine through which you can check the status of your Ireland Work Visa application 24/7. Check your visa status here.


Yes, you are free to make a new application for a Green Card Permit. However, if you have a current valid work permit this must be returned with your application.


If this is your first employment permit in Ireland then (other than in exceptional circumstances) you are expected to stay with your initial employer for a period of 12 months. After this you may move to another employer, provided that a new application for a Green Card Permit is made.


Once you are issued an Ireland Green Card, where necessary, you should obtain an entry visa from your local Irish Embassy/Consulate.


Yes, once your spouse/dependents are legally resident in Ireland on the basis of being your spouse or dependant, they are free to seek employment and apply for a Spousal/Dependant Work Permit.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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