Friday, September 26, 2008

New Visas

It wasn't quite what I expected, but the Irish government will be issuing 5,000 visas to Americans who want to come to Ireland to work. It wasn't what I expected because I thought the working visa deal would be an equal swap, but the American government is making 20,000 visas available to Irish people.

Now before you rush off to apply for your visa you should know that the Irish economy is heading downhill fast, so you might want to defer that decision for a couple of years. Also, if you have at least one Irish grandparent you don't need to apply for one of these visas because you're automatically entitled to live here without restriction.