5 important documents for an exchange program in Ireland
During an exchange program in Ireland, there are some things that are essential in a student’s life. Check out a list of five important documents that will make life easier for exchange students.
The Irish Residence Permit (IRP) is the most important document on this list, after all, it is the residence permit. English students receive Stamp 2 which is a student visa with work permission.
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The Personal Public Service (PPS) serves as the reference number for access to welfare benefits in Ireland. In addition, it is indispensable for those wishing to work in Ireland as the employer will use this document to register employment for tax purposes. Read more about PPS here.
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Health insurance, in addition to being mandatory for the IRP, is important for a smooth exchange. Health is not a joke and it is essential to have this document for consultations, emergencies in addition to other needs. Read more here about types of insurance.
STUDENT LEAP CARD
The Student Leap Card is a card that makes the exchange student’s life easier as it provides discounts in establishments. It is also used on public transportation. Read more here.
Last but not least: the enrolment letter. This document is important for entering the country at the airport, issuing a visa, and securing your student ID. The letter proves the enrollment in an English course and that the student is able to study legally in Ireland.
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