American Student Visa for Studying Bachelor's in Ireland -

Visa Info for American Students Going to a University in Ireland

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  • 60 EUR Visa fee
  • Not required Proof of language

Study Visa - Visa Type D

If you're a student from United States, you'll need the Study Visa - Visa Type D to study in Ireland. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in Ireland. Find out the best information about the process of getting the Study Visa - Visa Type D to decide if studying abroad in Ireland is right for you.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Irish Study Visa - Visa Type D. You should apply at least Unknown months before your university degree programme starts.

After you've applied, you can expect that you'll wait about 10 days for the decision.

Main steps to take for the Irish student visa

Here is what American students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Ireland:

You do not need a visa to come to Ireland. However, you will need permission to stay in Ireland to study. You apply for the study permit at local authorities after you arrive in Ireland.

American students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Study Visa - Visa Type D from Ireland is valid for up to course duration. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Ireland after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the Irish Study Visa - Visa Type D, you will also have to pay a fee of 60 EUR. Depending on your situation, Irish authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in United States, or through a bank transfer.

American students won't need to get health insurance for the Irish visa.

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For Ireland, they require you to prove that 3000 EUR either from an external source, or already in your bank account.

American students won't have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in Ireland. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Ireland.

American students won't need to take a medical test before arriving in Ireland.

American students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Ireland.

Look at the Ireland immigration website for more detailed visa information.


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