Can a Moldovan national be sponsored by an Irish citizen to enable entry and residence in Ireland and if so what are the legal procedures involved? Thank you
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I have a friend in Moldova who would love to permanently move to Ireland with her small son. She is multi-lingual and would have no problem finding employment but I do not know the legal process regarding permits, social welfare rights, sponsorship, length of stay etc; Thank you
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1. Go to the website of the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service at www.inis.gov.ie where you will find full details of the different options to ensure that a Moldovan national can come to Ireland to live and work. Normally, either a personal relationship with an irish national is required, or a job offer from an irish employer, or other situations, such as being the mother of an Irish/EU national child. However, I would advise you to read the different options to consider what are the possibilities. Then you can tailor the application to suit the facts. Otherwise, there is no automatic right of a Moldovan to live and work in Ireland, as they are not a member of the EU.
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