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REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR WORK VISA FOR IRISH CITIZENS

1. APPLICATION FORM

The applicant MUST submit one application form, fully-completed and signed by the applicant in block capital letters and in black ink only!

2. PASSPORT SIZED PHOTOGRAPHS

The applicant MUST submit 3 (coloured) passport-sized photographs (Irish Standard photographs) in white background.

https://www.123passportphoto.com/photo-requirements.php?country_code=IE&type=Passport

3. ORIGINAL PASSPORT

The applicant MUST submit their original passport which MUST have two blank pages facing each other and valid for 6 months from the date of departure.

4. COPY OF PASSPORT’S PAGE DETAILS

The applicant MUST submit a copy of their passport’s page details.

5. BLOCK VISA

The applicant MUST submit their Block Visa document, which is a formal letter that is constructed in Arabic format, requested by the applicants company sponsor in Saudi Arabia and issued by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Saudi Arabia.

6. AUTHORIZATION LETTER

(ضیوفت) :

The applicant MUST submit the authorization letter, which is an electronic document constructed in arabic format, requested by the applicant’s company sponsor in Saudi Arabia and issued by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office in Saudi Arabia – which is a document that gives Continental Visa Services the permission to process the applicant’s visa in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

7. COPIES OF THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT – AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SAUDI ARABIAN COMPANY AND THE APPLICANT BEING HIRED TO WORK PERMANENTLY IN SAUDI ARABIA

The applicant MUST submit copies of the full employment contract/agreement that has been administered by the Saudi Arabian company-sponsor in Saudi Arabia and signed by the applicant that has been hired to work for the Saudi Arabian company; where the Saudi Arabian employment contract MUST be authenticated by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Saudi Arabia – only if the Saudi Arabian company is a private company.

If the Saudi Arabian company that has administered the employment contract between themselves and the applicant that is being hired for full time employment, is not a private company (a company that is controlled/regulated by the Saudi Arabian Government), then the employment contract does not need to be authenticated by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Saudi Arabia.

8. AUTHENTICATION OF DEGREE/QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATE(S)

The applicant MUST authenticate their Irish Degree Qualification Certificates by the following institutions:

• THE IRISH DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICE (IDFAO) IN IRELAND:

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, The Dublin Passport Office, Knockmaun House, 42-47 Mount Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Southside, Dublin 2, D02 TN83, Republic of Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 1 671 1633

Costs: €40.00 Euros at IDFAO – (Self Service) Costs: €60.00 Euros via Continental Visa Services

• THE SAUDI ARABIAN CULTURAL BUREAU (SACB) IN IRELAND:

The Stockyard, 20-24 Sheriff Street Upper, North Dock, Dublin 1, D01 E650, Republic of Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 1 633 0111

Costs: Free – (Self Service Only)

• THE ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA IN IRELAND:

Continental Visa Services, Ground Floor,

7 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 D02 WP92, Republic of Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 1 678 5930

Costs: €30.00 Euros via Continental Visa Services – (No Self Service available)

• If the applicant’s Degree/Qualification Certificates are documents that

have been issued outside of the Republic of Ireland, then the applicant MUST authenticate their (foreign) Degree/Qualification Certificates by the following institutions:

• The Department of Foreign Affairs Office of the nation that the applicant’s Degree/Qualification Certificates was originally issued from

• The Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau of the nation that the applicant’s Degree/Qualification Certificates was originally issued from

• And the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia of the nation that the applicant’s Degree/Qualification Certificates was originally issued from

9. MEDICAL REPORT APPLICATION FORM

The applicant MUST submit their Medical Report Application Form which MUST be fully-completed by an Irish-physician in type-written format (electronic document), signed and stamped by the Irish-physician also.

The Irish-physician MUST also include the Medical Council Number on the Medical Report Application Form.

The applicant MUST then take their fully-completed Medical Report Application Form to be authenticated by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Office in Ireland via the below address:

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, The Dublin Passport Office, Knockmaun House, 42-47 Mount Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Southside, Dublin 2, D02 TN83, Republic of Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 1 671 1633

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Office in Ireland will not authenticate any Medical Report Application Forms without the inclusion of the Medical Council Number; so please ensure that the Irish-physician includes the Medical Council Number on the applicant’s Medical Report Application Form.

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ireland will not accept Medical Report Application Forms that have been conducted by a non-Irish registered physician!

10. POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

The applicant MUST submit their Police (Garda) Clearance Certificate from their local Irish police station in Ireland, where the applicant’s Irish Police (Garda) Clearance Certificate MUST be authenticated by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Office in Ireland.

If the applicant’s Police Clearance Certificate is not of Irish-origin, then the applicant MUST authenticate their foreign Police Clearance Certificate by the Department of Foreign Affairs Ofiice of the nation/country that the applicant’s foreign Police Clearance Certificate was originally issued from and also by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia of the same nation. Example: If the applicant’s foreign Police Clearance Certificate is a document that is originally issued in Canada, then the applicant’s Canadian Police Clearance Certificate MUST be authenticated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Office in Canada and also by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Canada.

11. CONFIRMATION OF FLIGHT TICKETS

The applicant MUST submit a copy of their flight reservation details, where the flight details MUST state their departure to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

If the applicant does not wish to submit confirmation of their flight tickets, then the applicant MUST state their proposed date of departure on the bottom right-hand corner of their work visa application form.


All documents MUST be sent to the below address:

Continental Visa Services, Ground Floor, 7 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, D02 WP92, Republic of Ireland.

For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the below contact information: T: +353 (0) 1 678 5930 | F: +353 (0) 1 662 4812 E: contvisa@yahoo.ie | W: www.saudivisa.ie




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