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Families living in the Republic of Ireland can only welcome aupairs and nannies from
the EU or from the three following countries:
Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein.
aupairs and nannies from these countries only have to register with the Irish police
when they arrive but do not need any work permit.
For aupairs and nannies coming from other countries it is possible to obtain a student
visa if the prospective Nanny is registered to study English at an approved
language school. A student may hold down a part-time job to support themselves
whilst studying. Part-time cannot be more than 25 hours per week. The
immigration officials at the entry point however will always have the right to
refuse entry should they believe the student is actually intending to work
Further information can be obtained from the
Irish Government Department for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (work permit
section): Tel: 00353 21 274099/ 00353 1890 220222.