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Critical Skills Employment Permits

Our Employment Permit Consultancy Service has successfully secured hundreds of Critical Skills Employment Permits and General Employment Permits for our clients. We work closely with you from start to finish, to ensure the right processes are followed. 

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

  • No fee

  • 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 

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. 

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