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July 2018


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IRP (Irish residence Permit) is a card that shows a piece of information about you. The person needs this cards when is a non-EU/EEA and non-Swiss citizen, be aged 16 or older, and is going to stay more than 90 days in Ireland.



The Card includes:


If you are going to study English, your expiration date for the IRP is 8 months.

An IRP costs €300 per person every time you register and renew. You may also have to pay for a new IRP if your current card is lost or stolen.

What do you need?

Step 1 – Look at your documentation:

An English Student speeding more than 90 days in Ireland needs to have all the documentation to get the IRP. So here is what you need:

  • An English Student studying more than 90 days in Ireland needs to have all the documentation to get the IRP. So here is what you need:
  • A valid Passport
  • 3000 euro proved thought statement
  • Heath insurance
  • School Letter (full-time Course)
  • 300 euro – The price that you have to pay to get the card

Step 2 – Book your appointment:

Two years ago students had to spend hours in a queue outside the immigration until they could get the visa. Nowadays, the process is so much easy, and you need to book an appointment only and bring your documents, no more hours outside waiting its necessary.

Here is the link to get your IRP Appointment: https://burghquayregistrationoffice.inis.gov.ie/

Dublin Address: 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin, D02 XK70

Step 3 – What do you need to bring on the day of the appointment?

  • Be there on time – on the website they say for you to arrive 10 minutes before.
  • Don’t forget to print the appointment and bring with you – At the reception, you have to show it.
  • Be careful with the category of your visa, if it’s the wrong one your appointment can be cancelled.
  • Check your documents; please make sure that you show them everything correctly.

That’s it. I hope that you enjoy our tips and ICOT team wish you good luck in your process!

Please, let us know your questions leaving a comment 🙂

The best English course for you

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Studying English abroad can be one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences you can decide to have.

If you are thinking of coming to Ireland to learn or improve English, you probably have lots of questions. It’s not easy to know which kind, of course, you should choose, what city you should study and so on. We hope to answer some of your questions here.

What is your English Level?

There are different kinds of courses and a new student has to know which one is going to suit him/her better. Before arriving in Ireland a person can do an English test online that will evaluate their level. It is very important to ensure that the school offers classes at all levels of English. There are some schools which have difficulties in providing classes at all language levels. There should be five class levels at all times (A1 Elementary; A2 Pre-Intermediate; B1 Intermediate; B2 Upper Intermediate; C1 Advanced). A sufficient number of places at those class levels should be available at all times.

General Classes

A General English course is the most popular one. Normally, students that did not learn English before or have a low level of English choose this course. During the classes a student would be mainly focusing on developing four skills such as; reading, speaking, listening and writing.

Business English

If the student has a goal to improve English language for ‘business purposes’, then they have to adapt the vocabulary for a business environment. The content of such classes would be devoted to general business terminology, whereas the communication skills would relate to different ways of communicating with each other in the workplace. For example, if you want to improve Presentation skills, Meeting skills and Negotiation skills, this is the best course for you.



IELTS it’s an English test that is required when a student wants to apply for a course in college or would like to have a certificate of his level of English. This course is for students who have already a good level of English.

Football Exchange

If you love playing football and you want to do this while you are studying English, the best option is the football exchange program. Nowadays, international clubs are able to systematically hire players and coaches fromdifferent countries, especially in Ireland (it’s just beside England). For this reason, you are able to study English and have an opportunity to play for clubs at all levels while your stay in Ireland. The coach is going to find the right level for each player’s development. They can also provide all support to those athletes who present exceptional talent.

Well, what are some options for English Schools Programmes?

Keep in mind that those are the most popular options and you have to find the course that suits your goals.

Hope you enjoy it and leave a comment

Welcome to Dublin

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Dublin provides a friendly, vibrant and charming environment where you can study, work and have fun. There are many reasons to live in Ireland. With over 38.000 students within the region, Ireland has become a perfect place to develop new social skills, enjoy the Irish life and it is one of the biggest spots to find a job. Indeed, its economy has been growing faster than the US and China and has the fastest growing rate in the whole EU. The economists even predict that the economy will continue to grow between 3% – 4% annually.

Most of the worlds’ top brands and corporations are based in Ireland with such leading companies as Facebook, Apple, Linkedin, Airbnb and Paypal basing their European headquarters in Dublin.

This country has an amazing people, cultured scenario, incredible landscapes and a very famous variety of beers in the world!!!

Finding a spot to hang out is not hard in Dublin but let’s talk about the ones you must see!!

Trinity College

Trinity College is one of the biggest and the oldest Colleges in Ireland. It is famous for their commitment to tradition and its famous graduates. There is a big open space in college campus which is always filled with thousands of people! During the summer, the green areas of college are occupied by tourists and students who enjoy sunny days!

yes, that’s not a joke it can happen that the sun shows up here.


#Tips = Don’t miss a visit to the famous Trinity College Library. It’s the largest library in Ireland and the permanent Home to the famous “Book of Kells”.

The Guinness Storehouse


If you know someone who has never heard about Guinness (which is unlikely) the Guinness Storehouse is the place you have to take them! You must visit it either if you like the famous beer that Irish call “The Black Stuff” or if you are curious about the 250 years history that made Guinness as famous as it is today.


One hint, if you want to see Dublin from the top, Guinness Storehouse is the place you have to go.


St Stephen’s Green Park

St Stephens Green is a park with over 3.5km of pathways accessible for users. It’s a perfect place in the city centre if you just want to relax for few minutes. Facilities include public toilets, playground, garden for the visually impaired. Just to remind: St. Stephen’s Green closes according to daylight hours.



#Tips: If it’s a lovely weather bring your sandwich and enjoy your lunch in the park. Great for picnic and sunset too!


Grafton Street


Does everyone like to have a place to go shopping, right? Here in Dublin, this place is Grafton Street. With lovely stores and the great atmosphere, it is the perfect place if you want to check out new products.

#tips: Normally stores close at 7 pm. So if you need to buy something get there early!


Temple Bar

Temple Bar is located in the city centre of Dublin. It is famous for being a cultural place in Dublin with a number of different organisations, artists and creative professionals based in the area. It is well known for the lovely nightlife and it attracts a number of tourists with its large variety of restaurants, clubs and pubs.

#tips: Don’t forget to check out the famous meal deals. In Dublin, it’s famous to have meal deals of food + drink at an affordable price. Deals such as Beer + Pizza for €10 euro are found in pubs like Temple Bar.

I hope that by reading this you can enjoy it at least a small bit and have an idea how is to live or visit here.

These are some information about Dublin.

If you have some other tips or places to go please let us know through the comment section!

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