The Irish work/employment permit categories are designed to attract professionals from all industries to occupy key positions. Some Irish employment permits allow for extended visa options which may lead to permanent residence.
With Europe at its doorstep and a large domestic market, the various Irish employment permit categories offer a gateway for thousands of applicants seeking the experience of European life.
Irish employment permits require applicants to have a job offer before they can apply. Residency permission can be granted from one day up to 2 years and processing can take approximately 2 months starting from the time the application is received.
Nationals of certain countries will have to also apply for an entry visa to arrive in Ireland. It is very important to note that the Irish Company offering you a position must be registered with the companies’ registration office and with Revenue in order to make an application for a permit of employment.
Critical Skills Employment Permit
The Critical Skills Employment Permit, is targeted at highly skilled people with the aim of encouraging them to take up permanent residence in Ireland.
Occupations which are included on the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List, such as ICT professionals, professional engineers and technologists are catered for under this type of employment permit.
All employers are subject to criminal prosecution and on conviction a substantial monetary fine if they are found incompliant with Employment Permit legislation regarding the employment of non-Irish/EU persons.
We conduct a company/
employer audit service to ensure compliance with Employment Permit Legislation and the Regulations as they are amended by the Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation.
The audit is undertakenand an assessment provided based on the information supplied by a company/employer which will outline the true value of the information regarding the legitimacy of documents and information provided to the employer.
Critical Skills Request for Support Letter
A critical skills employment permit holder will qualify, subject to terms and conditions, to apply for a residential permission to continue to work in Ireland without the need to apply for another employment permit.
We will assess your criteria and prepare an application to the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation.
Review of Decision to Refuse/Revoke an Employment Permit application
Employment permit applications which are refused/revoked have a statutory period of time allowed in order to apply for a review of the decision to refuse/revoke an application or an employment permit.
We will assess the possibilities of such an application, submit and follow up the process.
Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit
The Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit is designed to facilitate the transfer of senior management, key personnel or trainees who are foreign nationals from an overseas branch of a multinational corporation to its Irish branch.
The Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit can be invaluable in the initial establishment of a foreign direct investment company. This employment permit facilitates the temporary placement of corporate or HQ personnel in the Irish affiliate while providing for such employees to stay on the foreign payroll.
Exchange Agreement Employment Permit
The Exchange Agreement Employment Permit replaces the old Exchange Agreement type of Work Permit Employment Permit and will also cater for employment permits for international reciprocal agreements.
It is designed to facilitate the employment in the State of non-EEA nationals pursuant to prescribed agreements or other international agreements to which the State is a party..
General Employment Permit
General Employment Permit is an employment permit which permits the holder to be employed in the State in a broad range of occupations.
Unlike Critical Skills Employment Permits, where eligible occupations are specified, General Employment Permits assume all occupations are eligible unless otherwise specified. Therefore, all occupations are eligible unless excluded under the list of Ineligible Categories of Employment for Employment Permits.
All occupations on the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List are deemed eligible.
Reactivation Employment Permit
Reactivation Employment Permit replaces the old type of Work Permit Employment Permit which were routed through the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. This permit is designed to permit a non-EEA national who entered the State on a valid Employment Permit but who fell out of the system through no fault of their own or who has been badly treated or exploited in the workplace, to work legally again.
Internship Employment Permit
Internship Employment Permit replaces the old Internship type of Work Permit Employment Permit. It is designed to facilitate the employment in the State of non-EEA nationals who are full- time students, studying in a discipline relevant to the occupations included on the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List and enrolled at a third level institution outside the State, for the purposes of gaining work experience.
Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit
The Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit allows the dependants, recognised partners (where recognised as such by the Department of Justice and Equality), civil partners and spouses of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders (formerly Green Card employment permit holders) and of Researchers on Hosting Agreements to apply for an employment permit to work in the State. Generally, it is illegal for spouses and dependants of employment permit holders to be employed in Ireland without a valid employment permit.
Contract for Services Employment Permit
Contract for Services Employment Permit replaces the Contract Service Provider type of Work Permit Employment Permit. It is designed for situations where a foreign undertaking (Contractor) has won a contract to provide services to an Irish company (Relevant Person) on a contract for services basis and to facilitate the transfer of their non-EEA employees to work on the Irish contract in Ireland.
Sport & Cultural Employment Permit
The Sport and Cultural Employment Permit replaces the old sports’ professional type of Work Permit and will also cater for employment permits for the entertainment sector. This permit is designed to facilitate the employment in the State of non-EEA nationals with the relevant qualifications, skills, experience or knowledge for the development, operation and capacity of sporting and cultural activities.