I have been offered a researcher position at a university in Ireland, and I preparing to apply for a researcher visa. One of the required documents is a letter of application. The letter of application should contain the following information:

  • outlining your reason for wanting to come to Ireland,
  • giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU Member State,
  • giving details of how long you intend to stay in Ireland,
  • giving details of where you intend to stay while you are in Ireland,
  • undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain.

Has anyone here written such a letter before? Is there a template for such a letter? And as I have not yet found an accommodation, would it be a proper answer to write that I still did not find a house? Thank you for your help.

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    Did you ask the university for advice? It's likely they have an office devoted to visas and related issues for international visitors. – Nate Eldredge Jan 1 '19 at 3:00
  • @NateEldredge They do have one, but due to Christmas it won't open until the 14th of January 2019. – Saïd Maanan Jan 1 '19 at 4:02
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    It looks like you have a workable outline right there in the bulleted points. – hmakholm left over Monica Jan 1 '19 at 16:58

The Irish visa process for academic research positions is very different from other visa types, in that most of the process is completed directly by the research institution rather than by government agencies. I suspect you've already been told that by the (now-reopened) office, but for future readers: You'll work with the university, not with INIS, and the university will handle the documentation on their side and tell you specifically the documents they need from you.

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