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I have applied for a student visa to Ireland and I am trying to apply for a visa to my mother to accompany me. What is the purpose of travel that I should write in the application?

  • How long do you hope to stay in Ireland? – phoog Nov 21 '18 at 13:50
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    More importantly, how long does your mother propose to stay in Ireland? – DJClayworth Nov 21 '18 at 13:59
  • @Yusr Little point in applying for your mother’s visa until you know the outcome of your own application. – Traveller Nov 21 '18 at 14:00
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    Why is your mother accompanying you? – Michael Hampton Nov 21 '18 at 16:00
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Only you know why your mother is coming with you. Write that.

  • Why the mother is coming is the reason for her travel. The purpose of her travel is to accompany OP. – phoog Nov 21 '18 at 21:02
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Assuming that the only purpose your mother has for visiting Ireland is to be with you, the only appropriate visa is a Tourist visa, which covers visits to family and friends. Your mother is not a dependent if you, and so cannot apply for a dependent visa in the same way that your spouse or child could. When filling in the forms 'visiting family, would be an appropriate reason for travel.

You should definitely wait until your student visa is approved before applying for your mother's visa.

  • Sorry, typed Schengen by habit. – DJClayworth Nov 21 '18 at 21:32
  • I don't think he's going to be able to swing a dependent mother on a student visa. – DJClayworth Nov 21 '18 at 21:33

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