Work in Ireland
Cost and inclusions
Let someone else do the work. We assist with setting up an Irish bank account, IRP appointment, SIM card, Irish mobile number, job workshop, accommodation help, social events and more.
Book now pay later
Put down a deposit, start the process of applying for your visa and planning your Irish adventure, and pay the balance eight weeks before you fly.
Program cost Work Ireland
Pay eight weeks before you fly
Visa costs Work Ireland
WHA visa cost
Irish Residence Permit (paid locally)
Your working holiday visa (WHA) is paid in your local currency, directly to the Irish Embassy. On arrival in Ireland, you must also get an Irish Residence Permit (IRP). The team will assist you with getting an appointment, which at the moment can take around a month. The IRP essentially allows you to legally work and pay taxes in Ireland, and you won’t be able to start working until you have it. Confused? Don’t worry, once you’ve paid your deposit, we’ll take you through each step and support you on the ground.
With group start dates each month, the team in Dublin will help you sort all the essentials such as your Irish bank account, phone number and IRP appointment. Plus, they’ll hook you up with a WhatsApp group of travellers arriving in the same month as you. In the words of famous Irish pop band B*Witched, ‘Get a (social) life!’. Non-Irish immediately reach for the Google search bar...
Our arrival orientations run once a month.
Flight costs will vary depending on the time of year and where you are flying from. We don’t advise booking flights until your visa is approved.
Your first night is included in Dublin. If you’d like to add extra nights, just talk to the team and we can extend your stay.
You must have travel insurance to cover your whole stay in Ireland before you depart.
How does it work?
1. Pay a deposit
First job is to check you’re eligible for an Ireland working holiday visa (WHA visa). All grand? Great, now book onto our Work Ireland program with a deposit and the team will get in touch with the next steps.
2. Apply for your visa
We’ll walk you through how to apply for your Working Holiday Authorisation (WHA). However, this must be applied for and paid online through the Irish Embassy. It can take between 6-8 weeks to process.
3. Book an arrival date
Once your visa is approved, you’ll pay your program balance and choose one of our monthly arrival dates (above). It’s also safe to start booking your Dublin flights (letting us know the details) and sorting your travel insurance.
4. Pre-departure orientation
We’ll then book you in for a pre-departure virtual orientation to prepare you for living and working in Ireland. This is a great chance to meet the Irish team face-to-camera and ask any questions – all work and non-work questions welcome!
5. Arrive in Dublin
Your first night in a hostel in Dublin is included. We’ll see you there to do your arrival orientation – setting you up with a bank account, IRP appointment, SIM card, Irish phone number, job workshop and more.