Thanks for helping out again, Scott.
I just think that going over there for even a week will be too costly and it will hit my savings too hard. I plan on moving from my parents house this year and so I saved up some good money, something to keep me standing for 5 or 6 months to give me some space to figure things out, but if I were to travel to Ireland (which I have already thought of previously) it would cost me some 4 thousand dollars.
I guess the solution for now is just to move to another state and when my life is settled and if I ever finish college I'll look up what can be done.
It's a pity that having some cultural exchange nowadays is so hard. But I'll be on the look out for a Irish gal. Who wouldn't want a Brazilian and American citizenship, anyway? I'll have to hold on to this hope, if I ever want to move over.
: Irish students get free tuition, for now. That
: will undoubtedly go the way when they have
: to cut the next 10pc of the budget this year
: or the year after or the one after that.
: Courses vary, starting at around 6,000 euro
: per year tuition for liberal arts to nearly
: 20,000 euro per year for medicine.
: Dental technician is a fine job, but it's
: probably not at the level which would have
: employers willing to stump up an extra 1500
: euro every two years and go through the 2
: month advertising and swearing that there
: are no EU citizens who could fill the job.
: High end, that's what they're looking for.
: So, for that matter, are employers the world
: over, if any of them are hiring. Lots of
: science, math, medicine sort of things.
: Dentistry, not dental technician. Bummer, I
: I'm obviously not being a pollyanna here.
: But, I do try to tell it straight. Again,
: the best way to find out is to visit. Stop
: in at two or three colleges, talk to the
: admissions office and maybe a professor in
: the field. See what they say.
: Or do the same in the USA. The pros will
: give you the lowdown on the profession and
: your prospects.
: But, citizenship - or lack of it - is a big
: problem worldwide. Look at the current issue
: convulsing politics in America, Arizona's
: immigration laws. It's a worldwide
: phenomenon and during recessions such rules
: always get stricter.
: Contact the folks at the Dental Technicians
: Association Ireland. http://www.dtai.ie/
: and ask them what they think. They have a
: section called employment which is worth a
: look. Please note there are currently NO
: vacancies. Also a section about education
: which promises there'll be something there
: soon. In the meantime contact them with your
: specific question. They're set up to help
: folks like you.
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: Aw, that's depressing.
: So I was thinking that maybe I might go for
: college, but then I don't really know if it
: is expensive and if I can manage it with
: minimum wage job.
: Would any course do, or is there a specific
: list of field I have to study in order to
: successfully move over to Ireland? I'm
: planning on becoming a Dental Technician.
: Thanks for the support.
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: If you're a US citizen you can visit for 90
: days before you have to leave. But, leave
: you must unless you want to become an
: illegal immigrant.
: The ways to gain residency basically boil
: down to this:
: 1. Get a job. It can't be in sales,
: clerking, serving, hotels, child care,
: construction or any other field that a
: non-college grad would possibly qualify for.
: They're all closed. Then, your prospective
: has to be willing to pay a 1500 extra fee
: and advertise for 2 months for an EU citizen
: to fill your job. Then they have to be
: offering you an annual salary of at least
: 30,000 euro. 60,000 per year is much better
: and all other restrictions disappear.
: 2. Become a student. As a student, you can
: work here. The college has to be on a
: recognized list and they keep working to
: close the bogus places just set up to let
: people work here.
: 3. Have enough money in an Irish bank
: (30,000 euro)plus full health insurance so
: that you won't become a burden on the
: 4. Marry an Irish girl. The problem here is
: that everyone wants to do this. I did the I
: do and I do not regret a minute. But, the
: problem is to find a lass as foolish as the
: one who married me and trick her into it.
: Even then, this has to be approved and they
: can kick you out if the immigration people
: think you just got married to get around
: 5. Start a company where you invest 300,000
: euro into the Irish economy.
: 6. Start a company without the 300,000 but
: with substantial experience in the field and
: get your business plan approved by the very
: sceptical officials at the business approval
: agency of the Justice Dept.
: 7. Marry an EU girl. See number 4.
: 8. Come visit for 90 days, no work allowed
: and enjoy the experience. Then go to
: college, get a degree in some medical field
: or engineering or programming, etc. Get two
: years of experience under your belt. Hope
: that the irish depression is over and
: they're hiring again when you get the
: degree. Apply for a job with an Irish firm.
: See number 1.
: I think that just about covers it. Not a lot
: of hope, but there used to be
: under-the-table employment, particularly in
: construction. No more. When things do get
: going again, there'll be more
: under-the-table hirings but again, at that
: point you'll be an illegal immigrant if
: caught and forever barred if found.
: So my advice remains - visit for 3 months or
: become a student.
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: I'm 19 years old and currently living in the
: USA and I was wondering if there is anyway
: that I could manage to move to Ireland
: without a job offer and without having to
: study (although I might go to college there,
: if I manage to move over).
: The thing is I actually planned on moving
: there and just trying to get a minimum wage
: job and rent a small apartment and
: eventually go to college and possibly, one
: day, get a better job.
: In other words, I just want to live in
: Any help would be appreciated!