Are you planning to travel to the beautiful State of Ireland? That is great! If the decision is made, you are already one step closer to fulfilling your dream of travelling to this stunning green island!
What comes next? Now, you have to start preparing for your trip. This can be very time-consuming and you have to organize many things prior to your trip e.g. booking flights and accommodation or collecting information on places in Ireland you would like to visit, but the most important of all is your VISA APPLICATION!
If you are a citizen of the EU, of course, you do not have to worry about a visa to travel to Ireland, however if you are a non-EU citizen you have to apply for a visa in advance!
Unfortunately, a visa application is not always as easy as we may think. In a number of cases visa applications are refused. What are the reasons for such refusals?
The documentation required for your visa application, of course, depends on what visa you are applying for. Here are some common mistakes that you can easily avoid:
Refused – your visa may be refused if your documentation is insufficient or of poor quality.
Remember to include evidence of your accommodation and your medical insurance for the duration of your stay and make sure prints or scans are readable.
Refused – your visa may be refused if there are inconsistencies in the information provided.
Remember to check for correct spelling of all names, addresses, information in birth certificates, etc.
Refused – your sponsorship visa may be refused if your sponsor fails to demonstrate that they meet the financial criteria or if your visa may result in costs to public funds or public resources.
Remember to provide bank statements and explain large deposits or withdrawals.
Refused – your join family visa may be refused if you are an (extended) family member of Irish citizens who intends to migrate to Ireland.
Remember, that only immediate family members (spouse and children under 18, or in some cases under 23) can join the Irish citizen on a long-term basis.
Refused – your student visa may be refused if your previous educational or employment background is at odds with the course you applied for.
Remember to provide evidence of your background, to avoid gaps in your resume which are not accounted for and to provide evidence that a similar course is not available in your country of residence.
You do not want the visa refusal to stop you from following your path of travelling to Ireland.
You just learned about some of the most common mistakes people make in their visa applications. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why your visa may be refused!
What can you do? You can try to understand why visa applications are sometimes refused and try to avoid the common mistakes.
In case you do not understand the guidelines or requirements for your visa, Modern Polyglots is here to help you. We will support you with your visa application and you can be sure your visa will be approved.
Luckily, now you do not have to worry about a refusal of your visa anymore and you can enjoy the anticipation of your upcoming vacation or stay in Ireland!
Written by Navina Frake