Student Visa Information: The most up to date visa information is available at www.justice.ie
If you are a Non-EU national, you should apply for a visa to the Visa Application Section of the Embassy of Ireland or Consulate in your home country. It is your responsibility to organise a study visa prior to arrival in Ireland. If you are offered a place at the Institute of Technology, Tralee, you must pay tuition fees in full to the Institute in order to apply for a study visa. The Institute will issue a letter confirming payment of fees in full. The original letter is required to apply for a student visa.
Contact information for Irish Embassies and Consulates abroad is available from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland.
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Registration with the Immigration Authorities when you are in Ireland:
After arriving in Ireland, all students from outside the EU or the EEA must register at the local Garda (police) Station in Tralee.
You will need to take along:
A valid passport
An entry visa (where applicable)
IT Tralee student card
Evidence of financial support (e.g. current bank statement indicating your name / a letter of guarantee from a parent or guardian indicating the availability of sufficient funds to cover you during your period of stay in Ireland / letter from your sponsor, confirming financial status)
A letter from The International Office, stating that you are a registered student at IT Tralee.
Immigration Card Fee €300.00
Cost of Immigration Card:
There will be a €300.00 charge for all Immigration Cards issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Payment will be by bank giro, issued at the Garda (police) Station only, or by credit card.
If you pay by bank giro you will have to make two visits to the Immigration Office. On your first visit you will submit all your documents and collect your bank giro form.
You will be advised of the duration of processing times, approximately one week. Take the bank giro form to your bank, make payment and retain your receipt. Return to the Immigration Office, with the bank giro receipt, when the appropriate processing time has elapsed. Provided that your documentation is in order you should be able to collect your Immigration Card.
Those making credit card payments will have their Immigration Cards processed immediately, if all the documentation is in order.
Please remember that you are a guest in Ireland and the issuing of your Immigration/Residency/Green Card is at the discretion of the Irish government.
Please ensure that you treat Immigration Officers with the respect that they as individuals and their Office deserve