The Relocation Bureau can arrange support  to employers with the preparation and applications of employment permits.  The following are some general guidelines:

  • In order to work in Ireland a non-EEA  National, unless they are exempted, must hold a valid Employment Permit.  The Government  has introduced a number of changes relating to the different types of employment permits that may be granted, including broadening the highly-skilled eligible occupations list in order to reform and modernise Ireland’s employment permits system as part of a plan to make Ireland the top global location for ICT skills and confirm our status as the internet capital of Europe
  • Any persons wishing to enter the State, whether visa required or not, are subject to the usual immigration controls at the port of entry.  Therefore, all relevant and supporting documentation, including the original employment permit, must be available for inspection by an Immigration Officer.  Entry to the State is always at the discretion of the Immigration Officer.

List of types of Employment Permits currently available

  • Critical Skills Employment Permit
  • Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit
  • Exchange Agreement Employment Permit
  • Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit
  • Contract for Services Employment Permit
  • Sport and Cultural Employment Permit
  • General Employment Permit
  • Reactivation Employment Permit
  • Internship Employment Permit

Applications for Employment Permits are processed by the Government Department in date order of receipt of the fully completed application form and fee, if applicable.  Do not overlook to allow time to gather all the required supporting documents, prior to an application being submitted.