I am from Colombia, and I am currently in a recruitment process. I have had 4 interviews and I'm waiting for a formal offer, but it is not clear yet which work permit/visa scheme will be used. As far as I know, if I get a critical skills work permit, my family and I could apply at the same time for visas, so we could travel together. Another option is to apply for a researcher long-stay visa (hosting agreement).
So the first question is: If I am applying for this type of visa for Ireland, could my family apply for family visas at the same time?
Other questions are:
- Is the scheme selected by the company?
- Does it depend on the kind of offer? I mean, the vacancy is "research fellow", but I will be working as a software engineer. I would be a paid worker in an academic-industry project.
- Could I choose which visa to apply for?