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What permit do I apply for?

I am interested in working in Dublin and have been in contact with a family there. I would like to know how a South African citizen would go about getting an employment permit for Ireland. Does anyone know what permit I would need to apply for? I have tried contacting the immigration offices in Dublin but haven't managed to get any answers. Any assistance would be appreciated. 

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Dear Charmaine, 

thank you for your question! If you would like to work as an au pair, then the best option would be applying for a student visa. You could for example study English and would be allowed to work 20 hours a week as an au pair (40 hours a week during school holiday months). Have a look at our country information for Ireland for more details. 

Hope this helps!

Kind regards, 

Taina from the cAP team

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