Work Study Visa: New Working Periods 2016 in Ireland

New Dates: Non-EEA on Work Study Visa New Working Periods 2016

New Working Period permissions in Ireland for non-EEA students

Working on Stamp 2 visa

This information applies to student who are in Ireland on an academic year course

If you are on a work-study stamp 2 visa, you are allowed to work for 20 hours for most of the year whether you are attending your course or you are on holidays. However, at certain period, when you are on a holiday from your course, you are allowed to work 40 hours per week. Up until now, full-time work had been allowed in May but not in September, but there has been some changes made for people who are on a stamp 2 visa in Ireland. According to INIS, from 1 September 2016, students will be allowed to work up to 40 hours per week in June, July, August and September (not May). There has been no changes made to the working permissions for the Christmas period, for one month from 15 December to 15 January students will be allowed to work 40 hours per week.

If you are a non-EEA student on a stamp 2 visa you can work for 40 hours during 2 periods:

New Working Period in Summer:

1st June to 30th September (4 months)

Winter Working Hours:

15th December to 15th January (1 month)

At all other times, a limit of 20 working hours per week applies. These are maximum weekly figures rather than average figures.

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