employment permit for ireland information

Posted by Employment Permits Ireland

The majority of non- European Economic Area (EEA) nationals must have an employment permit to work in Ireland. If granted residence in Ireland by the Department of Justice then you may not require an employment permit. So when a job is offered, an employment permit is processed on your behalf and sent to the  Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) so it can be assessed. Employment Permits Ireland will help you through this process.

Typically candidates apply for permits like the General Employment Permit or a Critical Skills Employment Permits 

You can apply for the Critical Skills employment permit if the employment is:

You can apply for a General Employment Permit if the employment offer is:

An employee or employer can apply for one of these permit types, or one of the other types with the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE). Permit rejection occurs due to “Labour Market Needs Test” failure or because of an issue with the advertising of the position. The rules around advertising are stringent and any discrepancy can lead to the rejection of your work permit. We work with a firm of solicitors on a consultancy basis so complexity around an unusual employment permit will not be a problem. If you need to discuss any of the issues described here please contact us. Your business should not suffer becuase you can’t find the right person for the job.

For more information on applying for your employment permit contact us on:



 Tel: 021 2439116

We also work with a network of recruiters who can help you source the skilled and experience person you need to fill your vacant role.

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