The edge for students pursuing higher education in Ireland is that the international students get to work part-time while studying owing to the student-friendly visa policies. However, there are some rules and regulations that one needs to keep in mind so that they do not commit any demeanor.
The Irish visas are determined by a specific number, called a Stamp number. Below-mentioned is the type of stamp that you will receive on your passport in accordance with the criteria.
Stamp on passport
Interim List Of Eligible Programmes (ILEP)
Only the students with passport Stamp 2 are eligible for part-time work opportunities
● 20 hours a week during the term sessions
● 40 hours a week during vacation break (summer and winter)
To start your part-time work, first, you need to procure a PPS Number (Personal Public Services Number) and open a bank account in an Irish bank, then only your employer will be able to pay you. In addition, you need to adhere to the Irish tax laws, employment laws, and taxation requirements.
As an overseas student, you need to comply with some standards set by the Irish government. These are mentioned below.
● Registered with local police known as Garda National Immigration Bureau or GNIB
● Accepted to a course recognized by the Minister for Education and Skills
● Enrolled in a full-time course at or above NFQ Level 7
● Attending classes between 8 AM and 6 PM per week
● Enrolled in a course with at least one year’s duration
After completion of your studies, you can stay in Ireland for 2 years to search for jobs in your field of study. For more information, call us or reach out to one of our branches near you.