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What to Know as Researchers

Everything you need to know about applying for the Hosting Agreement Scheme in Ireland.

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FAQs for Researchers on Hosting Agreements and their Family Members in Ireland

For Researchers

What else to know

If you plan to visit Ireland for academic/research-related purposes and do not qualify for the Hosting Agreement scheme please check the following options:

  • If you are visiting Ireland for research or academic purposes for less than 14 days you do not need any work permissions. However, you may require a  short term visa
  • If you are participating in a private, funded or unfunded research, sabbatical, or academic visit with an Irish institution for a period between 15 days and  90 days (or more under certain conditions)  and do not qualify for a work permit and Hosting Agreement, you may be eligible for the Atypical Working Scheme.
  • If you are on a Paid internships where the position is an integral component (i.e. required for graduation) of studies in an accredited institution you can qualify for the Atypical Working Scheme for a period greater than 90 days.
  • If your internship is  unpaid and short term (up to 90 days) check your visa option here. 

For any additional information please visit the Irish Immigration Service website and/or the DFHERIS website