Period of adaptation for optometrists

Hi. I am sidra from Pakistan and i need guidance regarding visa for period of adaptation. As i came to know that there's no visa for non-Europeans to complete supervised training fot optometrists in Ireland if CORU tells to do so. Is that true? Kindly, guide me i am literally stuck.

Regards

Hello sidra Shaheen,


I hope someone who went through this will be able to provide you with all details needed. 1f60a.svg


In the meantime, you should have a look at this pdf > https://coru.ie/files-recognition/coru- … l-2021.pdf


Best of luck,


Cheryl

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Hi. I am sidra from Pakistan and i need guidance regarding visa for period of adaptation. As i came to know that there's no visa for non-Europeans to complete supervised training fot optometrists in Ireland if CORU tells to do so. Is that true? Kindly, guide me i am literally stuck.
Regards
[email protected] Shaheen

Hi and welcome to the Forum.


CORU does not issue visas, they are an Irish Government-appointed regulatory body responsible for the "professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals"; as a non-Irish qualified medical professional, you would go to them with your existing qualification and they would validate its authenticity.    As part of that process, CORU may impose a "Period of Adaptation" (also known as a "Compensation Measure") on your qualification, before they will let you practice your profession in Ireland; you can read about them on the Irish Government website; this link will take you straight to it.


So to begin the process, please follow this link which will take you to the Contact section of their website; this includes a phone number so you can phone and ask them specific questions.


I hope this helps.


Cynic

Expat Team

@Cynic Good evening,

Thank you so much for your response. Basically, I am seeking information regarding the visa for supervised training. I have gone through all the procedure of CORU recognition and have completed application but then i came to know that there's no visa for non-Europeans to apply for POA. what I mean by this is there is no visa by which I can travel to Ireland to complete POA. If you can get me in contact with any person who is working in Ireland as foreign optometrist.

I would be very grateful.

Regards

@Cynic Good evening,
Thank you so much for your response. Basically, I am seeking information regarding the visa for supervised training. I have gone through all the procedure of CORU recognition and have completed application but then i came to know that there's no visa for non-Europeans to apply for POA. what I mean by this is there is no visa by which I can travel to Ireland to complete POA. If you can get me in contact with any person who is working in Ireland as foreign optometrist.
I would be very grateful.
Regards
[email protected] Shaheen

Hi again.


I suspect you will need to find a job where they offer this type of training. Once you find the job, you will need to apply for a visa, you need to do this via the Irish Immigration Service. They have a website, this link will take you straight to it. My advice is you go to this link and follow the links it provides related to applying for a work visa.


I hope this helps.


Cynic

Expat Team


Afternote - the link I gave was wrong, I've now updated it.

@Cynic Hello, Yes I have to find a job to do POA and I have some practices who are able to accommodate me; however, the problem is, they told me that there's no visa which can support me to travel to Ireland for POA as i am non-European and also POA is considered part time.

@Cynic Hello, Yes I have to find a job to do POA and I have some practices who are able to accommodate me; however, the problem is, they told me that there's no visa which can support me to travel to Ireland for POA as i am non-European and also POA is considered part time.
[email protected] Shaheen

I've just checked; rightly or wrongly, your occupation does not appear on the Irish Government Critical Skills Occupations List (link); in your favour, neither is it in the Ineligible list (link). So by definition, it must be allowed under the General Employment Permits (link), where the first sentence says "In order to work in Ireland a non-EEA National, unless they are exempted, must hold a valid Employment Permit.", so the fact you are not an EU national is irrelevant, the legislation makes provision for these people, you are not a citizen of an EEA country.


So, who has told you there is no such visa?