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Posted on Oct 14, 2016 in Ireland, Migration News |

Corporate Ireland in Seek of Critical Skills Employees from Oversees.

  Healthcare, Technology and Business sectors are in high demand for Irish highly skilled employment permit card holders   Since the Irish economy has been kick-started back into action, Irish businesses in certain sectors have experienced difficulty in sourcing certain skills for their business from the skills pool here in Ireland. They have been forced to look further afield to attract highly skilled employees for their operations. Sectors in need of highly skilled employees Businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors have experienced the need to bring in foreign skills (from outside the EEA area) under the General Employment Permit and the Critical Skills Permit. The most recent statistics from the Department of Jobs, Employment and Innovation show requests from Irish companies for employment permits in the following sectors: Engineering, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, IT sector, Biotechnology, Chemical & Material sciences, Telecommunications, Business and Financial project management, International Business and Marketing executives, Global Audit Data analysis International Cuisine Irish Work Permit options to bring in skilled labour There are two main types of permit that companies can use to bring in skilled foreign workers into Ireland (from outside the EEA area): General Employment Permit Critical Skills Employment Permit These permits allow the applicant to work for the Irish employer for a period of up to 2 years initially. The applicant may then apply to stay longer after the 2 years. There is a minimum salary requirement of EUR 30,000. If the salary is in excess of EUR 60,000, then the applicant can apply for a critical skills. General Employment permit There is no specific occupation (exceptions) that can apply for the general employment permit (previously known as the Work permit). The employer must carry out a labour market test to prove that there is nobody suitable from within the EEA area that is interested and can fill the role. Family can join the permit holder after 12 months. Critical Skills Employment permit or Irish Green Card – is geared at highly skilled applicants that are required by Irish employers. The applicant needs to hold a relevant degree qualification or higher and has a job offer in an occupation listed on the eligible occupation list. If the salary is above EUR 60,000 the applicant can apply for the critical skills permit regardless the occupation. Family...

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Posted on Aug 18, 2016 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Canadian Immigration, Europe, Ireland, Living Abroad, Migration News, New Zealand immigration, United Kingdom, Work & Holiday |

Top Countries With The Best Reputation. Sweden, Canada, Switzerland Make The Top 3. Australia, New Zealand and Ireland In Top 10.

Having good reputation has become more important than ever in any aspect. This rule applies for companies and big corporations and it becomes big factor for countries as well. In this report are taken into consideration many factors which are building the entire image of a country from – advanced economy and appealing environment to effective government. Those 3 categories include many sectors of business, social, political and economic life of the countries which are important for every person, company or tourist. The leaders in this ranking are 1. Sweden, 2. Canada, 3. Switzerland, 4. Australia, 5. Norway, 6. Finland, 7. New Zealand, 8. Denmark, 9. Ireland, 10. Netherlands. It is clearly visible that 7 countries of top 10 are from Europe. What do they share in common is the highest index of happiness, peaceful and social progressive, great education and healthcare. The top 10 members are pretty stable during the years except Ireland the new member. The main drivers of good reputation are grouped in 3 categories mentioned above. The first category – advanced economy includes aspects like contribution to global culture, high quality products or services, well educated workforce, famous brands, education, technologically advanced. Second category is appealing environment and it includes factors like – beautiful country, appealing lifestyle, enjoyable country, friendly and welcoming. Third and most important group is effective government which includes – safe place, ethical country, responsible participant in global community, effective government, progressive social and economic policies, operates efficiently, favorable environment for business.   For more information about this report click here.     If you are interested in getting tourist visa or business visa for those countries, please visit visafirst.com. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in Ireland, Living Abroad |

Moving to Ireland – Complete Guide

Moving abroad is always a big step requiring a lot of planning and coordination. So, be prepared for this change in your lifestyle. It might be good to know that all European Union passport holders are not required a visa to live and work in Ireland. However, people from the countries below need to get a visa prior to landing in Ireland: Afghanistan Guinea-Bissau Papua New Guinea Albania Haiti Peru Algeria India Philippines Angola Indonesia Puerto Rico Armenia Iran Qatar Azerbaijan Iraq Russian Federation Bahrain Jamaica Rwanda Bangladesh Jordan Sao Tome and Principe Belarus Kazakhstan Saudi Arabia Benin Kenya Senegal Bhutan Korea Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo Sierra Leone Burkina Faso Kuwait Somalia Burma Kyrgyzstan Sri Lanka Burundi Laos Sudan Cambodia Lebanon Suriname Cameroon Liberia Syrian Arab Republic Cape Verde Libya Tajikistan Central African Republic Macedonia Tanzania Chad Madagascar Thailand China Mali Timor-Leste Colombia Marshall Islands Togo Comoros Martinique Tunisia Congo Mauritania Turkey Congo Mauritius Turkmenistan Cote d’Ivoire, Micronesia Uganda Cuba Moldova Ukraine Djibouti Mongolia United Arab Emirates Dominican Republic Montenegro U.S. Minor Outlying Islands Ecuador Morocco Uzbekistan Egypt Mozambique Venezuela Eritrea Namibia Vietnam Equatorial Guinea Nepal Virgin Islands (U.S.) Ethiopia Netherlands Antilles Yemen Faroe Islands Niger Zambia Gabon Nigeria Zimbabwe Gambia Oman Georgia Pakistan Ghana Palau Greenland Palestinian National Authority Guinea Types of Visas In case you need a visa for Ireland, you can avail of different visa options depending on your intentions – whether you plan to work temporarily or move to Ireland permanently. Irish Working Holiday visa is for young Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders and Americans between 18 and 30 years old to visit Ireland for an extended holiday supplemented by casual employment for 12 months. Apply for your Ireland Working Holiday Visa here. Ireland General Employment Permit  – the Irish Work permit is for non-EU citizens to work legally in Ireland for an employer in a particular occupation. The validity of the permit is two years. In order to qualify you need a job offer from an Irish employer. There is a requirement for the employer to have a minimum number of EEA nationals employed...

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Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Ireland, Working Abroad |

42 percent Increase in the Number of Irish Work Permits Issued Last Year

The total number of Irish work permits issued in 2014 amounted to 5,495 which is a huge increase compared to 2013. The industries that attracted the majority of the newcomers to Ireland were the health industries and the IT sector – almost two-thirds of all work permits went in one of these business areas. Unsurprisingly, IT sector is the top one, dominating with 2,303 work permits; and another 1,446 were issued to health–related occupations. Irish work permits are grated only to people outside the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland. For 2014, the highest number approvals went to India nationals (30%), 12 % to US, and 9% to Pakistani passport holders. The Irish government was questioned why Ireland needed to hire so many IT specialists from overseas. Their reply was that the work permits are only issued on the basis of applicants skills, qualifications and work experience, expected to be in high shortage in the country. Though Ireland has made a significant progress on increasing the number of students enrolled in ICT programs recently, there are still gaps in the industry that need to be fulfilled from abroad. There’s already ICT Skills Action Plan starting from now to 2018 to source the Irish ICT graduates and specialists in both directions – from Irish universities and through inward migration by returning Irish IT graduates from both EU and non-EU countries. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. If you found this information useful, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Ireland, Travel |

€2.8 Billion Spent by Overseas Visitors in Ireland for the First Nine months of 2014

Overseas tourists have spent 241 million more from January till September this year compared to the same period last year. This was announced by the Statistics office in Ireland. The Tourism Minister Paschal Donohue said: “This is a time of great positivity in Irish tourism.” According to the figures, there’s a 14.1 % increase of tourists from North America, a 3.5% from British tourists and a 22.08% from tourists from long-haul destinations. The total spent of €2.8 billion is a 9.3% increase on the same period from 2013. It’s expected that 2015 will be a record year for Irish tourism – with a record of 7.74 million visitors. In a long term prospective, Ireland aims to attract 10 million overseas visitors, especially people from the UK, America and Europe, also targeting emerging markets of high potential like India and China. The Irish Government hopes that this will help ensuring 250,000 jobs. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. If you found this information useful, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Ireland, Living Abroad, New Zealand, New Zealand immigration, United Kingdom, Working Abroad |

New Visa Agreement Suggested Between Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Australians and New Zealanders should be free to live and work in the UK as long as they wish; this was announced in the last Commonwealth report. The new visa arrangements should make it easier and cheaper for Aussies and Kiwis to move to the United Kingdom. The scheme will be based on the trans-Tasman agreement between Australia and New Zealand and will allow any Australian or New Zealander who want to travel, live and work in the UK to get a free visa. The same should apply to British citizens who want to work in Australia or New Zealand. The same program should be extended to Canadians as well because these countries share the same language, culture, legal systems and all are highly developed economies. This visa program is perhaps an attempt of the UK Immigration to respond to the decreased number of immigrants into Britain from Australia, Canada and New Zealand dropped to less than 30,000 in 2011 compared to 70,000 back in 2004. A Commonwealth-wide business visa system is to be introduced based on the Asian business card which will also include fast-track passport lanes at UK airports. The report also recommended the extending of the Youth Mobility visa to more Commonwealth countries. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today.    If you found this information useful, please share 🙂     Visa FirstMore...

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