Welcome to the official Visa First blog!

Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more

UK’s New Immigration System From 2021 Explained

At 11 PM on 31 December 2020, freedom of movement between the UK and EU will end. From January 1, 2021, the UK will no longer be part of EU’s Customs union and Single Market and all legal aspects of Britain’s membership will cease to apply. There will be no change in Irish citizens’ rights […]

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How To Plan A Trip Abroad: Top 15 Travel Tips

Travel tips There’s a lot to think about when planning a trip abroad. From getting your visa to booking accommodation, to having enough money, it can all be quite stressful. In this guide, we’ll help you plan your trip step-by-step and give you useful travel tips and tricks to make it as stress-free as possible! […]

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Top 15 Facts About Tanzania That Will Inspire You To Travel

Tanzania has become a popular destination for travellers, known for its exotic wildlife and rich culture. Simply put, this is one of the most iconic safari destinations in the world. You can witness the amazing wildlife including the great wildebeest migration amongst other highlights. In this guide, we take a look at why Tanzania should […]

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10 Reasons To Visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire, an exotic country in western Asia and eastern Europe. For many travellers, Azerbaijan is not always the first country that comes to mind when planning a holiday. But it’s time to think again! This hidden gem is full of historical and cultural heritage, hospitable locals and endless sights to see. […]

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Sri Lanka Will Reopen its Borders in August

Do you dream of feasting on delicacies on Sri Lanka’s pristine beaches? Well, that dream may soon become a reality! That is because Sri Lanka will reopen its doors to tourists from August 1 but under strict guidelines. Sri Lanka had its borders closed in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, […]

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How to Renew Your Irish Employment Permit

If your Irish Employment permit is about to expire, it must be renewed if you are not able to switch to another status which enables you to work without a permit. In order to renew your Irish Employment permit you must: hold a valid General, Intra-Company transfer, Contract for Services or Dependent permit be employed […]

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Why You Should Start Planning Your 2021 Australian Working Holiday Now

Australia is world-famous for natural wonders, pristine rainforests, bright beaches, stunning wide-open spaces and epic landscapes. The country has been a favourite destination for backpackers, and if you have decided to head off on a working holiday in Australia, it’s easy to understand why. After all, you will be able to earn money while visiting […]

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Why Choose Visa First?

Visa First is an Irish-based leader in visa processing and immigration services. We process short-stay tourist and business visas, employment permits and working holiday visas. If you’re planning to travel, vacation or study abroad, and you require a visa or work permit, we can help you apply for the one you need. Some of our […]

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UK Ancestry Visa – All You Need To Know

Are you dreaming of moving to the UK to live and work? If so, there are many routes you can choose to take when applying for a visa. If you have a grandparent who was born in the UK, you may be able to apply for an Ancestry visa. In this guide, we’ll cover everything […]

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