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



How To Get a New Irish Work Permit If You Have Lost Your Job

COVID-19 has had wide-ranging effects on employment in almost every sector in Ireland. Immigrants who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic must apply to renew their work permits. In this handy guide, we will outline how you can apply to renew your Irish work permit easily online if you have been made redundant. […]

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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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76% of Would-be Irish Travellers Hopeful of Venturing Abroad in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc for thousands of Irish tourist’s 2020 holiday plans. Despite this, according to a new survey conducted by Visa First, 76% of Irish travellers are hopeful that they will be able to fly abroad in 2020. Furthermore, 78% of respondents stated that they would feel comfortable visiting other countries after […]

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How is COVID-19 Affecting Irish Working Abroad on Short-term Visas?

COVID-19 and your Irish short-term visa The Visa First team is fielding a large volume of calls from Irish people both at home and abroad. They are concerned over the implications of COVID-19 on the working holiday or business visa they currently hold – or a visa that they have already applied for and which […]

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Visafirst Was Named One of the Best Workplaces for 2017

The annual award Great Place to Work Awards 2017 was held in Clayton Hotel, Dublin. The awards are given to companies with great culture and work ethic. It is important to be mentioned that 70% of the score is generated by the feedback provided by the employees of the nominated companies. The results are summed […]

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The Best Country for Expat Families

When choosing a place to move the first and most important factor to think about is the job. It is of highest priority and influences all other aspects of life abroad. It is a very different story when the person is not single and have kids. Many other factors come to the scene to be […]

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UAE Visas and The New System Aiming at Qualified Talents

UAE recently announced new entry visa system. The country which is located in the Persian Gulf is globally famous for its natural resources of oil. Last few decades the Emirates are trying to turn this paradise of sand, sun and oil into business and tourism paradise. It obviously works quite well thanks to its rulers. […]

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Top 10 Cities in the World to Find a Job Opportunity

When considering to move abroad it is important to pay attention to several factors. One of the most important is to find a city where you can find easily a job. Each person has different perspectives and factors to evaluate and prioritize in order to find the right city for his future career. Often people […]

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Canada Needs Young and Qualified Workforce

Canadian economy The Canadian economy is one of the leading economies globally. The country holds the 10th place in the top economies and is member of G7. The leading sectors of the Canadian economy are logging and oil industry. The entire economy is described as service-driven or in other words, ¾ of the workforce is […]

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Corporate Ireland in Seek of Critical Skills Employees from Oversees

Since the Irish economy has been kick-started back into action, Irish businesses in certain sectors have experienced difficulty in sourcing certain skills for their business from the skills pool here in Ireland. They have been forced to look further afield to attract highly skilled employees for their operations. Sectors in need of highly skilled employees Businesses of all sizes across a range of sectors have experienced the need to bring […]

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