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moving to ireland... PLEASE HELP!
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Going to europe in less than 3 weeks, and I am looking into possibly getting a visa and moving to Western Ireland. I’ve heard that finding a job in the veterinary field is not incredibly hard to get, seeing as how there are so many sheep farmers, horses, etc.
I’m going to school right now in the US to be a vet tech, and just wondering how exactly I go about finding a job, housing, etc there before I move…. so confusing.

ANY help.. at ALL would be very very very appreciated!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!

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Here’s a jobs link for Ireland.[url=‘http://www.jobs.ie/’]jobs[/url]

A relocation link:
[url=‘http://oasis.gov.ie/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/moving_to_ireland_life_event.html’]Moving to Ireland[/url]

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Will your US certifications be valid and accepted/recognized in Ireland? I know a very qualified Dutch nurse who move to USA and couldn’t get a job with a hospital because they would not accept his Dutch nursing credentials. Might be worth checking out beforehand. Also, read my thread on the legal way to get a job—you most likely need a job offer from a company before you even apply for a work permit.

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Well, my mom was researching a little on it, and said that since my dad’s side of the family came from Ireland, and as long as I could prove that I am a certain percentage Irish, then it would be easier for me to try and get citizenship? Does that make any sense at all?

If my friend that lives there, talks to someone he knows who offers me a job, how do you report that to get a work permit?

I used to work for a staffing agency, and have dealt with a lot of illegal aliens (since I live in Texas, there was a lot from Mexico), but am still a bit confused about how the whole process works.

Thanks though guys…

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If you have a parent or a grandparent born in Ireland and can prove it, that is the best route to go, that way you actually get an Irish passport. Otherwise the task of obtaining a work permit is a mess. You need someone to sponsor you ans they have to have advertised the position for like, a month and then fill out a ton of paperwork for you.

Although, I think if you are under 30 and still in school then you can get a 6 month work permit without a sponsorship.

Good luck, Ireland is amazing…..