General Employment Permit

Posted by Employment Permits Ireland

Unlike Critical Skills Employment Permits where the State specifies eligible occupations, General Employment Permits assume all occupations to be eligible unless otherwise specified.

Therefore, all occupations are eligible unless excluded under the  Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits.The General Employment Permit permits a broader range of occupations than the other classes of employment permit and may be obtained in respect of a 12-month contract of employment. All occupations under the Critical Skills Occupations List are deemed eligible.

A General Employment Permit can be issued for an initial period of 2 years and can be renewed for up to a further three years. After 5 years, the applicant may apply to the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) for long term residency.

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