Studying and working in Ireland for Mexicans is possible even without having a European Community passport. I am referring to studying from a basic level or improving a language such as English in an English-speaking country such as Ireland. It is even a possibility with no age limit thanks to the agreement between Mexico and Ireland for visas.
On my Instagram I was counting my steps for a while studying English in Ireland. It was one of the best recent experiences :). And as often happens to me, many ask me about this experience and if it is possible specifically for their nationality. And as many Mexicans asked me, I also detail the information in this new post.
The Mexican passport, as well as that of other countries that share this agreement, basically has these advantages: first of all, it does not require a prior visa process. Another advantage is that the amount of solvency that must be demonstrated when arriving in Ireland is less than if this agreement were not shared.
Thanks to these facilities of studying and working in Ireland for Mexicans, it is not difficult at all to meet Mexicans in Dublin living this experience. I am referring both to studying a language such as English, and to taking professional courses. And all with the advantage of being able to work legally to cover expenses.
Specifically, these are the advantages of having a Mexican passport:
7 advantages of studying and working in Ireland for Mexicans.
With a Mexican passport
The first doubt is already cleared up, we will not need to have a community passport: as Mexicans with a national passport it will be enough. Translated, this means that you will not need to previously process a visa as a student, but you will be able to do the process when you arrive in the country. Once again thanks to the Ireland-Mexico agreement.
No age limit
Just like I did when I was well over 20 years old you won’t have any kind of problem with your age. There will be no ifs and buts when it comes to year limits for the experience of studying English and working in Ireland. Of course, the vast majority of those who do this experience are young people between 20 and 30 years old, but that does not mean that you cannot do it. With this advantage, it will never be too late to do it, in addition to the fact that during my time in Ireland I was able to meet many people aged 40 and over doing it. One of those experiences to cross off the list of “things to do in life” thanks to the flexibility of this agreement with Ireland.
No prior knowledge of English
I am the best example of this. My English was intermediate and I was able to start my course straight away. The same with a more basic English. When we go on our first day to the institute, we will be given a test to determine the level of English class that corresponds to us. Surely your doubt is what it would be like to get a job: if our level of English is not good, we will probably have to opt for jobs that do not require as much interaction (such as a repository for example). Therefore, there are no excuses regarding our previous level of English. Yes, it is worth saying that it will always be better to have a good level to apply for higher-ranking jobs and better pay.
English institutes approved by the Irish Government.
The seriousness of the institutes of English is guaranteed by the Irish government as long as you choose Approved Institutes. In the free advice that you have the option to request in the form below in this post, they will be able to recommend the approved institutes from which you can choose. Note that there are also different cities to choose from: Donegal, Athlone, Galway, Dublin, Bray, Limerick, Waterford, Cork.
If you access these schools they will also be insured (Learning Protection) and you will not have the risk of a return of the amount paid in the event of any inconvenience of force majeure. The schools have native-speaking teachers. And you can also opt for a leveling exam or an intermediate exam at no cost.
Legal work and in order
The agreements between countries (Ireland and Mexico) to study and work in Ireland for Mexicans allow you to access the Irish labor market under the same regulations as an Irish person. Although it is worth clarifying, the study and work visa for Mexicans as well as for other nationalities under this agreement will allow you to access a minimum of eight months (and six months of English school) in which those first six months will be part-time work , while later you can opt for four weeks of vacation or the option to work full time.
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No strict dates to apply.
While Work and Travel systems in countries like New Zealand have specific dates to apply, in the case of Ireland there are no such limitations or quotas. This makes the process quite a bit simpler.
Visas with the possibility of extension over time
The study and work visa for a language course is for a minimum of eight months. But you can renew for two periods, or even for several years if you can show that you have a job that justifies extending your stay to the authorities.
By the way, if you want to know more you can read the post Advantages, disadvantages and requirements of studying and working in Ireland.
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Where do I start to get advice to study and work in Ireland as a Mexican?
receive advice of those who have already lived this experience is very easy, simply complete this short form with your email and I will connect you with personalized advice where they will explain the step by step and clear up any doubts: from prior planning to accompanying you during the first days in Ireland.
Before completing the form, you may be interested in reading a more specific post about the Visa requirements in Ireland for study and work. There I tell you more details about the expenses prior to the trip.
Can I only apply for English courses in Ireland?
Ireland is one of the most demanded destinations for English courses due to its facilities. And they can be courses of one month or two or more (although in this case, if they will be less than eight months, the visa will be only for study). As I had in this country, study and work visas are for a minimum of eight months, although you can also consult online courses, etc. There are also options for courses in other languages in different countries: French, Portuguese, Italian and even Spanish (for foreigners). There are also study options in various countries.