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How to Apply for Emigration to Ireland from India

Updated on December 27, 2016
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Chuck is a former Vietnam Era Air Navigator with degrees in History & Economics. Areas of intrest include aviation & military history.

Introduction and Disclaimer

The information in this hub is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate and, while the request was for information on how to emigrate from India to Ireland, the information provided here should work for a person from any nation seeking to immigrate to Ireland.

However, not only do laws and regulations change, but each person's situation and circumstances are different and this fact is critical in that naturalization (citizenship) in Ireland is granted by the Minister of Justice in the Irish government and Irish law states that it is granted at the Minister's absolute discretion.

In other words, simply going through the process and completing all the steps does not guarantee that you will be granted naturalization, your petition for citizenship can still be denied by the Minister without cause.

Further, I am not a lawyer and, while I hold dual American and Irish citizenship, my only physical contact with Ireland to date has consisted of having a cup of Irish coffee in the transient lounge of Shannon Airport during a refueling stop on a flight from Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey a number of years ago.

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My Experience With The Immigration Process

I do, however, have experience dealing with American immigration officials beginning twenty-three years ago when my then wife and I adopted our first child from Honduras and I handled all the paperwork for his foreign adoption by us, his entry into the U.S. and his naturalization as a U.S. citizen.

I also recently handled all of the paperwork for the entry and immigration/citizenship process for my current wife and her 2 children to enter the U.S. from Russia to marry me.

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Finally, I have the experience of dealing with the Irish Consulate in San Francisco twenty years ago when I first discovered that I qualified for Irish citizenship through the Foreign Births Registry.

According to the article, if I could complete the process before my then pregnant wife gave birth to our child, that child could also qualify for dual American and Irish citizenship through the Irish Foreign Births Registry.

I was able to research the process and file my paperwork for the Foreign Births Registry at the Consulate to register myself as an Irish citizen prior to the birth of our child.

I then repeated the the process a couple of months later after the birth of our son and was able to register him as a foreign born Irish citizen.

Based upon my experience in going through parts of both the U.S. and Irish citizenship processes and my reading of the process for persons of non-Irish descent, I feel it is possible for the average person, using patience and care, to navigate the process themselves as I have done.

However, if your situation is an exception to the normal rules and processes or if you run into a problem it is best to seek help from a competent attorney.

Ireland, Formerly a Land of Emigrants, Now attracts Immigrants

It was only a few short decades ago that Ireland languished in poverty and its people continued their long tradition of migrating to other parts of the world in search of a better life.

For centuries Ireland was a nation of emigrants who left their homeland in search of a better life. Suddenly, in the last years of the twentieth century, the Irish government relaxed its stranglehold on the economy and the island flourished.

Dubbed the Celtic Tiger because of its newly robust economy, Ireland quickly became one of the leading economies of Europe. Like a magnet, the new opportunities offered by its growing economy began to quickly lure back many of its recent emigrants.

Disipte the numbers of returning Irish, the number of new jobs and opportunities proved to be greater and Ireland suddenly found itself attracting rather than sending immigrants abroad. As with the United States and other advanced economies that continue to grow, Ireland needs immigrants to fill the new jobs that are being created.

Irish Expat Hugo O'Conor Founded Tucson and other Cities in America Southwest

Hugo O'Conor, the Irishman who founded the city of Tucson, AZ in     1775
Hugo O'Conor, the Irishman who founded the city of Tucson, AZ in 1775 | Source

Citizenship through Birth in Ireland or Through the Foreign Births Registry

Like other countries, Ireland tends to be choosy about who it lets in. First place goes to Irish living abroad. Irish abroad can be native Irish citizens who were born in Ireland and, for whatever reason, are currently living and working abroad. Then there are those who were born in Ireland to non-Irish parents and later returned to their parent's native land.

Under the 1956 Nationality and Citizenship Act passed by the Oireachtas (Irish National Parliament), anyone born on Irish soil is considered to be an Irish citizen.

Even if such a child returned to its parent's homeland and was required to renounce the Irish citizenship because that country did not recognize dual citizenship as Ireland does, that may not have affected the Irish citizenship in the eyes of Irish law because I believe that Ireland still requires that one send a sort of letter of resignation to an obscure government office in Dublin before they officially revoke the citizenship.

The third type of Irish citizen living abroad are those whose citizenship is through foreign birth registration.

The same Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1956 that confired citizenship on anyone born on Irish soil also provided that anyone whose parent or grandparent was born in Ireland and whose birth is registered with a local Irish Consulate is recognized as being an Irish citizen even though they were not born in Ireland.

Although born in American to parents who were born in America, I am also an Irish citizen since my Grandfather was born in Ireland. Once registered, the citizenship can be passed on to succeeding generations so long as their births are registered. If you were born in Ireland or had a grandparent who was born in Ireland, you are already an Irish citizen and can just move there (although you may have to first file some paperwork to officially establish your status as an Irish citizen).

Post-Nuptial Citizenship

If your reason for wanting to emigrate to Ireland is because you are in love with and want to marry a person who is an Irish citizen, either by birth, through an ancestor or someone who became an Irish citizen through Naturalization (the process of which is explained below) then you can gain entry to Ireland through marriage.

Three years after your marriage to an Irish citizen, or three years after your spouse became recognized as an Irish citizen by registering in the Foreign Births Registary as the child or grandchild of an Irish citizen, you can file for post-nuptial citizenship based upon your marriage.

It is my understanding that you can marry and become an Irish citizen in this manner while you and your Irish citizen spouse are still living abroad or marry and move to Ireland with your Irish citizen spouse immediately and live in Ireland while waiting the three years to file for citizenship.

A word of caution is in order here and that is DON'T marry someone just to gain entry into Ireland and obtain nationalization in Ireland as the authorities frown on this and, if caught, will not only deport you but probably ban you from Ireland forever (remember, naturalization is granted at the Justice Minister's absolute discretion which means that if the Justice Minister doesn't feel a person should be granted naturalization and made an Irish citizen he or she just says "no" and your petition is rejected.

However, if you happen to be married or engaged to an Irish citizen (including one who's citizenship is through the Foreign Births Registry) you can skip the process described below and simply file for post-nuptial citizenship based upon your marriage.

The Work Permit Route for People With Skills

Ok, so if none of what I have described so far applies to you, there is still the normal immigration and naturalization process which is quite liberal compared to that of many European and other nations.

The first requirement is that you move to and reside in Ireland, but this requires your first obtaining a job in Ireland. Until recently, the only way to do this was to have a prospective employer obtain a work permit for you and hire you. Work permits had, and I believe still have, to be applied for by an employer and part of that process includes the employer showing that they have tried and failed to find a suitable employee locally. Exceptions to the work permit are residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) which consists of the member countries of the European Union (EU) and some non-EU Western European nations, and people who are not citizens of an EEA nation but are temporarily stationed in Ireland while under contract with a company registered in an EEA nation.

My guess is that high skilled jobs are the ones that are likely to be most difficult to fill locally and are thus the jobs for which it would be the easiest to obtain a work permit. In addition to high skilled jobs, ethnic restaurants are given work permits to bring in chiefs and catering staff for the preparation and delivery of their ethnic food. If you have experience in the preparation and delivery of Indian food you may be able to find a job with a restaurant in Ireland that specializes in Indian food. Also, work permits are provided for domestic help who are employed by Irish residents living abroad and who wish to keep the same people in their employ when they return to Ireland. Anyone moving to Ireland as domestic help must have worked for the employing Irish family for at least one year while the family was living abroad and the family must keep them in their employ when they return to Ireland.

New in 2007 – the Irish Green Card System

Continued rapid economic growth in Ireland is putting additional strain on the Irish labor market and, beginning in 2007, Ireland introduced a Green Card Permit system.

The new Green Cards can be applied for by both individuals and employers. While individuals may apply themselves for the Green Card a couple of qualifications must first be met:

1) the applicant must have an offer of job where the employer indicates that they will hire the individaul for at least 2 years (Green Cards will not be issued for jobs with a duration of less than 2 years); and,

2) the job must pay sixty thousand or more Euros per year (€60,000 which, at July 2007 exchange rates is the equivalent of U.S. $ 82,678).

There is also a page on the website of the Irish Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (the agency that issues the Green Cards among other things) that lists a number of skilled jobs for which workers are in short supply and which pay between €30,000 and €59,900 which also qualify for the Green Card.

However, these are the only jobs paying less than €60,000 which qualify for a Green Card. A final provision in the new law allows foreign students from non-EEA nations enrolled in third level graduate programs at Irish Universities with valid student visas to apply for Green Cards which will let them find work and remain in Ireland.

Full details of the Green Card and work permit programs can be found on the website of the Irish Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment which manages these programs.

Except for foreign non-EEA students who are already in Ireland and enrolled in third level graduate programs, citizens of non-EEA nations seeking employment in Ireland must find a job in Ireland before they can apply for the Green Card (or have the employer apply for a work permit) and they must have the Green Card or work permit before they can enter Ireland.

If you plan to enter Ireland on a tourist or other non-employment visa with the intention of looking for work, I suggest that you first check with your local Irish Consulate to see if this is allowed as breaking the law at this stage could later be grounds for the Minister of Justice to deny your naturalization.

The fee for the first two year Green Card is €1,000 and the fee to renew the card at the end of two years is €1,500. However, the renewal card has no expiration date which means that, barring committing some act that gets you deported, you could continue to live and work in Ireland indefinitely as non-citizen.

Tips for Finding a Job in Ireland while Living in India

While finding a job in Ireland while living in India may not be easy, it is not impossible either. Be wary of agencies claiming, for a fee (often a large one) to find a job for you. I would first go to Google or other search engine and type Ireland job websites in the search bar. This will give you links to Irish sites where you can post your curriculum vite (resume), view job openings being advertised by employers and apply for these jobs. Most such sites charge employers to advertise jobs but let job seekers register and use the site for free.

Another option for finding a job would be to try to get a job in India with an Indian subsidiary of an Irish company or a job with a multinational corporation that has operations in Ireland. If you succeed in getting a job with a company like this, try to arrange to be transferred to their Irish operation. You can obtain information about companies, including the location of their operations and nation in which the company or its parent is headquartered from sites like Yahoo Finance, Google Finance,, etc. as well as simple Google searches on the company name.

You can also try to build a network of other people who have connections to Ireland and may be able to provide information or advice that could help you find a job and move to Ireland. There are a growing number of websites devoted to connecting people with the same interests, so check them out and join some that appear like they might be of help in your quest. HubPages would be a start as there are a number of Irish members who actually live in Ireland as well as a number of Indian members any of whom may be able and willing to assist you with information and possibly referrals.

Because of the number of requests for information on how to find work in Ireland, I recently wrote a follow-up Hub on that topic.  There is a link to that Hub in the Link capsule at the top of this capsule.

Naturalization Process after You Get Your Job in Ireland

Once you get permission to come to Ireland and work you have to live in Ireland as a legal resident for five years before you can apply for citizenship. The rule is that you reside in Ireland for five of the nine years before you can submit your application for naturalization and the twelve months preceding the application must have been spent continuously residing in Ireland. In other words, over a period of up to nine years you must spend a total of five years physically present in Ireland - the first four do not have to be continuous and the last must be continuous. At this point, provided you are eighteen years of age or older, you can file your application for naturalization.

Along with your application you must also submit an original and a legible photocopy of the following documents:

Your birth certificate (with a certified translation if itis not in English) Your Indian Passport Your Garda Siochana Certificate of Registration also known as a Green Book - this is a police registration document that all citizens of non-EEA nations must obtain and carry if they reside in Ireland for more than three months. A marriage certificate (if you are married) with certified translation if not in English. Pay stubs or other statements of pay from your employer Bank account or other finanacial statements showing that you are financially stable Certificate or letter from the Irish Revenue Commission showing that you are current with your payment of all personal and business taxes you are required to pay.

Finally, your application must indicate that you are of good moral character and that you intend to reside in Ireland after naturalization. Remember, approval or rejection of your application for citizenship is at the absolute discretion of the Minister of Justice. While it is more than likely that there is a process by which applications are reviewed and approved by the Minister's subordinants in the Minister's name, any that appear questionable, are objected to or quetioned by an outsider or are controversial and appear in the press will probably be personally reviewed by the Minister and likely rejected.

One Final Option

If you find that you cannot qualify under any of the scenarios described above, there is one other possibility and that is to seek foreign worker status and citizenship in the UK and then reside in Northern Ireland which is a part of the UK.

Northern Ireland, in addition to having a labor shortage due to a rapidly growing economy, is a part of the island of Ireland and its citizens are considered Irish citizens by the government of the Irish Republic (although I don't know if this extends to naturalized citizens of the UK residing in Northern Ireland) with the right to travel, work and vote in the Republic.

Many of the UK citizenship laws and regulations as well as the process for obtaining work permits and residing in the UK appear to be very similar to those of Ireland, including a provision for citizenship for those who have a grandparent who was a citizen of the UK.

Since India is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations and former British colony you may find a way to get to Ireland via the UK

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      Chuck Nugent 3 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      santhosh - thanks for visiting my Hub. As I indicated in the Hub, people's situations are different and these differences can have an effect on immigration status. My advice is to first check the employment situation Ireland for your skills. You could start by looking for the online sites of Irish newspapers and reading the business and financial sections of these papers to get a feel for the local economy. There are also a number of online job boards that advertise jobs in Ireland - I believe that I included a link in this Hub to another Hub I published that dealt with ways to look for a job in Ireland while living abroad. You might want to click on that link and view that Hub.

      If the job prospects look good your next step would be to contact the Irish Embassy in your country or the nearest Irish consulate and write or visit them to inquire about how you specifically can go about applying to emigrate to Ireland and qualify to work there.

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      santhosh 3 years ago

      I would like to migrate to wife is a graduate in nurse having 15 yr exp in nursing and I am Bcom and having diploma in electrical.can we have an opportunity to work there?how I will apply?

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      My suggestion would be to contact the Irish immigration authorities about how to do this.

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      kate 5 years ago


      could you please let me know what is the route to get home help to ireland from india. a person whom i know to take care of my house and my baby?

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      rohit puri - I suggest you check out my Hub 'How to Find a Job in Ireland when You Don't Live There' (

      However, I will warn you that the current job market in Ireland is not very good and many Irish are seeking jobs overseas.

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      rohit puri 5 years ago

      I am a mechanical engineer with 14 yrs of experience. I am planning to settle in ireland, What are the jobs available over their.

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      soniaggggg - First of all, congratulations on starting what sounds like a successful company and doing it in this difficult economy.

      As I said at the beginning of this Hub, I wrote this as a general article giving an overview of the Irish immigration/citizenship process as of the date of its writing. It is intended as starting point giving people seeking to work in or emigrate to Ireland an overall idea of the process and where, based upon their circumstances, to start the process.

      I am not a lawyer and have no connection to the Irish government and am therefore in no position to give individual advice beyond advising people interested in working in or emigrating to Ireland to contact an Irish immigration attorney and/or the Irish immigration authorities with your specific questions and circumstances.

      Good luck with your business and in obtaining whatever legal status you need to spend the time needed for your business in Ireland.

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      soniaggggg 6 years ago

      Hi Chuck, I am a non resident director of Irish company along with another director who is irish resident. The company is about 6 months old and is doing well. Now it is required that I should be in Ireland to look at the company matters myself, but I am not sure what visa I should apply for - Green card or any other...? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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      rahul 7 years ago

      hello sir i am a BE, MBA graduate & i am looking for a job in Ireland but i don't have any past work experience i am a fresher graduate so, am i eligible to do job in Ireland. please suggest me which way is better to find out a better job in Ireland.

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      Chuck Nugent 7 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Jan 10, 2011

      john - I suggest you contact either the Irish Embassy in India or the nearest Irish Consulate in India to see what you have to do for this.

      Here are a couple of links to the Irish Embassy in India as well as a directory of counselor offices and services. Both of these have local addresses and telephone numbers and the pages seem to be current as of this writing (Jan 2011).

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      john 7 years ago


      I am an Irish citizen (by naturalisation), I dont have any ancestral links with Ireland. Right now I am residing in India and we are expecting a baby. Will the baby be entitled to Irish citizenship? If yes, then it will be through registration in the foreign births register, right?

      Please let me know

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      Chuck Nugent 7 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      ib - in a follow up Hub, "How to Find a Job in Ireland When You Don't Live There" ( )which I published in Feb 2010 I described a process for conducting a job search in Ireland from overseas.

      In that Hub I included many tips and links (including a link to a site on how to write a CV) on how to get information about living in Ireland, finding current information on immigration rules and rule changes, the job market, ways to search from abroad, etc.

      As I recall while researching the topic before writing the Hub there are companies which search for people looking for work and offer to connect them with employers advertising jobs in the field in which the person is looking upon receipt from the prospect of a CV and other papers like you mention. These companies range from professionals who are paid by a company to find an acceptable employee to companies that simply search job posting sites to compile lists of various jobs being advertised and then offer to send these to prospects like you in exchange for a CV and other documents so they can send you a list that matches the job area in which you are qualified.

      In the first case companies only pay professionals to locate a prospective employee when they have a high level position to fill and expect the professional searcher to come back with a short list of of highly qualified individuals that the searcher has verified meet all the qualifications the prospective employer wants. Such candidates, if they are already looking for work already have a professional looking CV and other papers required and rarely have need for a service to do this. If the person being approached about the job is not currently looking for a new position but has a professional reputation and might be interested in changing jobs the recruiter would probably offer to put the CV together since he or she stands to receive a good commission from the employer if the person they put forward is hired.

      For prospects not in the above described category, the company that contacted you is probably earning money in one or both of two ways. They may really be in the business of preparing CVs and other paperwork and are simply offering you a list of prospective employers in exchange for your paying them to do the paperwork. The other thing they could be doing is freelance prospecting for acceptable job candidates to refer to employers for lower end jobs and for which they will receive a small commission when a candidate they put forward is hired. Since they need more information before putting a person forward they will either offer to do the paperwork for you themselves, and charge you, or refer you to another firm for this for which they will probably also receive a commission. There is nothing wrong with this but with a little effort and study most people can do this themselves.

      One other word of warning and that is that, as of this writing (Dec 2010), the Irish economy is still in a recession with thousands of people in Ireland looking for work in addition to additional thousands, like you, looking to move there and find work. Finding a job in Ireland these days is neither quick nor easy.

      My suggestion to you and others in the same situation is to look at the job search plan that I have outlined in my Hub and consider and begin your job search with those tips. This will take a while but it will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Irish economy and job market, practice writing and submitting CVs (known as resumes in North America) and other paperwork, building a network that will assist you in your search and saving money for the trip or trips you will eventually have to make to Ireland for job interviews and, with luck, an eventual move there. In the meantime, while you are doing the research and other steps needed for a successful overseas job search, the Irish economy should turn around and the job market improve. You will then be in a good position to take advantage of the better prospects rather than having to learn and start at that time.

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      ib 7 years ago

      hai, i got one offer from Ireland job consultancy, and they suggested to contact another consultancy to prepare set Documents like CV, Work permit application, motivation letter etc, so i contacted that consultancy they are demanding money for preparation of documents, should i pay any fees for preparation of Documents to get a job in Ireland

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      malkeet brar 7 years ago

      I want study in ireland.My qulifation is +2,after i doing computer.I want interest in IT coures,but i have face handicapt probliam 62% in lage.Can I go sir.My email ID (

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      sindhu 7 years ago

      hello this is sindhu from hyderabad, is my wish to work in ireland can u please give me suggestions of how to get work permit and etc.. plz mail me my email id:

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      jonihnj 7 years ago from Metro New York

      This was good advice, but if anyone is planning a move I'd suggest doing it quickly. As is true almost everywhere else, Ireland is coping with its share of economic and unemployment woes. There is a backlash against nonresidents/non-descendents seeking residential status. I read on one blog some criticism that Oliver North (way back in the Reagan administration) used an Irish passport during his illegal arms sales activities. One reason an Irish passport is valuable is because Ireland has remained for the most part neutral in foreign wars, other than in cases of humanitarian aid. (That's not to say the Irish didn't fight in World War I and II (although attempts by the English to force conscription of Irish citizens during World War I precipitated the Irish Rising of 1916, in part). I've also read criticism that because it was once easier to get into Ireland, and thus into the European Union, it was a desirable route for many. I believe Ireland has cracked down on that policy. I myself am in the process of gaining Irish citizenship. As I have grandparents on both sides and a parent born in Ireland, I am experiencing rather smooth sailing.

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      sinju 7 years ago

      nice piece of work.. helped in getting a general idea.......

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      Chuck Nugent 7 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      M.S. Khan - please check out my Hub entitled "How to Find a Job in Ireland when You Don't Live There"

      This was written as a companion Hub for people like you who are looking for ideas on how to find jobs in Ireland. I will warn you that, at this time (June 2010) the job market in Ireland is not very good and jobs are difficult to find.

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      M.S.KHAN 7 years ago

      Dear sir i wanna go to ireland i can do any type of work there im single and i love ireland soooo meuch please suggest me what i do for fullfill my desire.

      my e mail id is (



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      Chuck Nugent 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Mayur B. Chovatia - Here is a link to a follow-up Hub that I wrote explaining how to find a job in Ireland or other foreign nation when you don't live there:

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      Mayur B. Chovatia 8 years ago

      Dear Sir,

      I want to shift from India to Ireland Please give me support my mail id is :

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      Chuck Nugent 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Prathamesh Khedekar & balwant - Here is a link to a follow-up Hub on How to find a job in Ireland

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      balwant 8 years ago

      My name is Balwant Iam on TWESS visa IN uk and now Iam looking for job in Ireland. how can I find a job in Indian restaurant?

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      Prathamesh Khedekar 8 years ago


      I'm science graduate and i have 6 yrs experience in pharma (quality control department).I'm looking for a jobs in ireland .I like this country,and I like to work there.

      my email id is

      please give me a chance to bulid my carrier.


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      Chuck Nugent 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Dr Tanweer - thank you for visiting my Hub. Here is a link to my Hub on how to go about finding a job in Ireland while living abroad:

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      Dr.TANWEER 8 years ago

      Respected sir.

      I mam dr tanweer 32 yr old i am working in Hindu rou hospital ,New delhi since one year, i have done my MBBS/MD from ukraine,but now i am planning to immigrate to ireland,can its possible,if yes then how can?and can i got my jobe in ireland also,

      please sir give me a response.


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      bihar 8 years ago from Patna

      nice and clear ways of getting to ireland but ireland is too expensive.

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      Chuck Nugent 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Sudhir - Here is a link to a Hub I have written on how to go about finding a job in Ireland:

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      Sudhir 8 years ago

      Valuable information!

      I am sudhir mishra from India, currently working in an IT company of Gurgaon. I have done my MCA in Delhi.

      I have 4+ years experience in web development.

      How can I get a job in Ireland with good salary package?

      Thanks in Advance!

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      Chuck Nugent 8 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Vandana - I suggest that you contact an Irish consulate if there is one near you or writing to the Irish Embassy for an answer to this question as far as the Irish authorities are concerned.

      However, even with a skill you would still have to find and obtain a job in Ireland in order to get the visa to move there and begin the immigration process. This may be difficult at the moment as the current recession is making finding a job in Ireland difficult just as it is in most other parts of the world. So this will probably be a long term project.

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      Vandana 8 years ago

      Hi Chuck, Your article was very informative. I am a Chartered Accountant from India, currently undergoing SAP FI training. Would this profile be considered as skilled.

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      pardeep 8 years ago

      hi im pardeep kumar from india,presently im working in sharjah,dubai in a mnc company,im a machine operator, i had done I.T.I INDUSTRIAL TRAINING now i had a 3year experience in plastic injection mould making, im looking for a job as per my field of experience,i want to know can i get a work permit to ireland THANKS PARDEEP email-

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      paul  8 years ago


      I am 22yrs and from Bangalore i have done my Bcom and currently working in an Australian Bank (ANZ)with 1+ yrs of experience i have a pretty good acadamic, cultural and sports backgraound . i am basically looking for a job in banking as per my field of experience . i want to know if i can get a work permit to ireland.



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      Mitesh 8 years ago

      Hi Mr.Chuck,

      If i can search job in ireland, Who have to process visa/immigration, Whether i have to do or employer will do everyting.

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      Kmadhav 8 years ago from New delhi

      yes chuck you wrote this hub for general information . people know that ireland is good country and everybody wants to come.......

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      Chuck Nugent 9 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      mscr - thanks for visiting my Hub.

      As to your question, I have to state again that I am an not an attorney an not in a position to give advice on individual cases. I wrote this as a general information piece intended to give people general advice that they could use as a starting point for finding help and specific information pertinant to their situation.

      I suggest that you contact the Irish immigration authorities with your question and, if necessary, retain the services of an attorney specializing in immigration matters.

      I wish you happiness with your upcoming marriage and hope that you will be able to find a way for your future husband to join you in Ireland.

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      mscr 9 years ago

      hai chuck, i am an indian nurse woking in ireland . now i am going to get marry in indi a and my partner is working in concerns are can i bring my partner as dependent and apply for pps no and other formalities and after getting those documents ready can he join his work in uae until he gets a job here in ireland is there any technical difficulties for that


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      anil 9 years ago

      i am intrested to immigration to ireland from india. I do my own consulting business for oil and gas in india for few companis. pls advise.


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      ola 9 years ago

      can i get married to a british citizen in ireland.Do i need to declear myself at the immigration office before i get married

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      VYAS VARE 9 years ago



      THANK U

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      Santhosh 9 years ago

      I am from India.Now i am looking any help in my visa any country & do any job.I am single.If any person sponsor visa i will be life long thanfull.Now I am doing very small private job.It is my below normal matience.No properties in i must be left India.I am asking many friends settle abroaad persons .But no one assit me visa or I was decided asking any person help out Indians. so kindly help any visa any country.I do any work.

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      rc 9 years ago

      Hello sir i am a small agent overe here in india. i am not knowing about the rules and procedure of ireland work permit, so i have forwarde documents for work permit of my four client, to a consultant and he charged a big amount in advanced from me, he promised me to get work done in 2 mnths, but seven ,months has been passed he is still telling me tht work is in process and when i asked for money he denied to give me my money back,. and told that money could be given back when your permis is rejected.

      so can you please tell me how much time does it take to get a work permit, and what wld be the legal charges so tht i can talk to him about this..

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      Chuck Nugent 9 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Subburaj - Thank you for reading my Hub.

      However, as I have stated in replies to similar requests above, this Hub was written with the intention of describing the process in general so as to be an aid or starting point for people seeking to learn how to emigrate to Ireland. Since I am neither a lawyer nor am I in a position to evaluate individual cases, I cannot provide the answers you are seeking. My best advice for you is to check with a local Irish Consulate or Embassy or retain the services of an Irish lawyer who specializes in immigration.

      Good luck with your quest.

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      Chuck Nugent 9 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Aneesh Babu - Thank you for visiting my HubPage. As to your question you will have to contact either the Irish Immigration authorities or a knowledgeable Irish immigration lawyer for information regarding your specific situation. Good luck.

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      Aneesh Babu, from INDIA 9 years ago

      Will it be helpful if I have a two year experience as SYSTEM/NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR? Thank you all!

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      Aneesh Babu, from INDIA 9 years ago

      I am a, I am 24 years old and I am single. I would like to work in Ireland and get settled there. I love Ireland, especially I love the beauty of nature. I have got 2 years experience as an administrator of an internet cafe, I don't know weather it sounds good. I desperately longing to be there in Ireland. Above all I have given every thing in the hands of almighty GOD! Advance thanks for the suggestions! GOD bless you all!

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      Prabhbu Lal 9 years ago

      I am from India.Now i am looking any help in my visa any country & do any job.I am single.If any person sponsor visa i will be lifelong thanfull.Now I am doing very small private job.It is my below normal matience.No properties in i must be left India.I am asking many friends settle abroaad persons .But no one assit me visa or I was decided asking any person help out Indians. so kindly help any visa any country. at Present I do the work in Libya. /

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      praveen 9 years ago

      i just married to a slovak citizen in india in apr2008. we r in relationship for last 2years and them we decided to get married. i lived in ireland for last 6 and half years and finished my diploma in hotel management and also finished my Ms there and i came back in sep2007 and we were thinking to get settled here but un fortunately i weather is too hot and she was not able to take this heat and we decided to go back but i visa got expired in nov2007. what r i do to go back to ireland? do i need to go slovakia and then apply for irish visa or can i apply from here? please guide me for this. thanks a lot my e-mail id is

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      ik.nwachukwu 10 years ago

      i want deatails of the irish visa proceession

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      Chuck Nugent 10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Romaan - thank you for your comment. As to the rules surounding visas and work permit I am not in a position to answer questions concerning individual circumstances. My recommendation would be to seek advice from a competant immigration lawyer or public official in Ireland.

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      romaan 10 years ago

      i just came across your article by chance as i m looking to move to ireland. Very nicely wrritten article with a good disclaimar.

      I am an Indian working in US in IT field. But my fiancée lives in ireland and she is having an Irish residency visa and will be applying for citizenship soon as she has compelted some 4 yrs already. If i get a spouse visa, i can not work there so i m just wondering if its possible to get work permit on spouse visa.

      thanks in advance,


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      sachin khanal 10 years ago

      Dear sir/madam

      this is sachin from senegal. i am an indian but this time i am working in senegel indian restaurat before two and half year as an executive chef and i have the experience of five year of past time in the big hotels in india and now i want to moov from senegel in other good country . I have the good qualification of educational and proofessional with good experience in good industry so i am sending you this message to help me and send me advise for the good future.


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      Srinivasa Rao 10 years ago

      I am from India.Now i am looking any help in my visa any country & do any job.I am single.If any person sponsor visa i will be lifelong thanfull.Now I am doing very small private job.It is my below normal matience.No properties in i must be left India.I am asking many friends settle abroaad persons .But no one assit me visa or I was decided asking any person help out Indians. so kindly help any visa any country.I do any work.

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      Chuck Nugent 10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Simi, Thank you for visiting my HubPage.

      As to your question about a child born to you in Ireland being eligible for Irish citizenship my guess is that, yes, the child would be an Irish citizen automatically from birth. HOWEVER, this is based upon my reading about Ireland's 1956 Nationality and Citizenship Act which appears to automatically grant citizenship to anyone born on Irish soil regardless of the parents' citizenship (the United States has the same policy with the only exception being children to born to foreign government leaders and diplomats who are visiting the U.S. at the time of their child's birth).

      So, if your child was born in Ireland and its birth registered in Ireland in accordance with Ireland's laws regarding the registration of births, the child is probably automatically deemed to be an Irish citizen. However, as I stated at the beginning of this Hub, I am neither a lawyer (in the U.S. or Ireland) nor an expert on the fine points of Irish immigration law, so if there is any doubt as to the child's status or any special circumstances surrounding its birth, I strongly suggest that you seek guidance from a good lawyer who specializes in immigration law. Good luck to you and your child with this.


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      simi 10 years ago

      I am a staff nurse working in ireland for the last two years.I am in ireland less than three years and i give birth for a child here in ireland.can you please tell my child is eligible for a irish citizenship.



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      vishenda 10 years ago from leesburg VA

      Hi I just read your page, nice thoughts!

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      Tim Hyde 10 years ago from Louisiana

      Whoda thunk it was such a disturbingly complex act to move from one place to another. I can't find a job in a neighboring state, much less lock one down in another country.

      Why do this when one could approach the USA from the south without consequences?


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