The following section, Migration – Ireland, contains information on conditions which must be fulfilled in order to obtain a residence permit and – where applicable – a work permit.
The section is divided into three parts.
Part 1 (Entering Ireland) gives details of conditions under which a migrant may legally enter Ireland. In most cases she can apply for a visa which permits her to enter the country and to remain there for a limited period of time. This initial residence permit – in the form of the visa – is described in Part 1 (Entering Ireland). Possibilities for entry into the country vary according to the purpose of the intended stay, and are detailed separately in the text by reason for staying (1. Tourist, 2. Work, 3. Marriage, 4. Student, 5. Au Pair). Information is given regarding conditions for entry, documents required and the duration of the visa, as well as whether or not the woman who holds the visa is permitted to work.
Part 2 (Staying in Ireland) indicates the length of time and the conditions under which the woman may, having legally entered the country, extend her stay in Ireland, as well as conditions under which the initial residence permit – mostly obtained in the form of a visa – can be extended. As in Part 1, the section is divided into categories according to the different reasons for staying. In addition, it contains information regarding possibilities for obtaining Irish citizenship.
Part 3 (Leaving Ireland): Paragraph 1 (Reasons) indicates reasons which may lead to the woman being forced to leave the country. Paragraph 2 (Consequences) contains information regarding consequences for a woman who is expelled or deported from Ireland and whether this is likely to become problematic if she subsequently wishes to re-enter Ireland.