In order to work in Ireland a non-EEA National, unless they are exempted, must hold a valid Employment Permit. The Department's Employment Permits Section administers the Employment Permits system.
Our services are designed to assist organizations to minimize risk, identify process improvement, and maintain compliance with employment permit and immigration legislation and policy.
Employment Permit Types
Who needs an employment permit?
A non-EEA national, unless exempted, requires an employment permit to work in Ireland. The EEA comprises the Member States of the European Union together with Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein. More details on who needs an employment permit.
Ineligible List of Occupations
Employments in respect of which an employment permit shall not be granted.
Critical Skills Occupations List
Employments in respect of which there is a shortage in respect of qualifications, experience, or skills. More details can be found on the DBEI website.
Application Processing Dates
Check the current processing dates for Employment Permit applications.
Employment Permits Online Status Update Enquiry
Employments in respect of which there is a shortage in respect of qualifications, experience, or skills.
Trusted Partner Initiative
New Trusted Partner Initiative for applicants for Employment Permits. Our team has had a 100% success rate in helping our corporate clients to obtain their Trust Partnership status.
The Trusted Partnership Status is beneficial to an employer and its employees. It reduces the administrative burden on the employer when applying for Work Permit and Renewals.
The benefits of the Trusted Partner Initiative are: -
Fast turnaround of Trusted Partner registration applications
Status valid for 2 years
Reduced paperwork for every permit applied for under the scheme
Shortened employment permit application forms
Faster turnaround of Trusted Partner employment permit applications.
Application forms and other forms in respect of employment permits.
Fees in respect of Employment Permits.
Latest Notice and developments with respect to Employment Permits.