Doctors coming to Ireland to sit the PRES Examination

Doctors will be permitted to enter the State to sit the PRES examination. However, all doctors who are granted permission to do so must leave the State on completion of the examination. If successful in this examination doctors may only re-enter the State with an Employment Permit issued by the Department of Enterprise and Innovation and the appropriate visa where applicable.

An Employment Permit will not be granted to persons remaining in the State without the correct landing permission and, where applicable, the correct entry visa. This is in line with current practice in respect of all areas of employment.

Doctors who fail the exam and wish to repeat it must apply to do so from outside the State.

Doctors who do not comply with the requirement to leave the State and who remain illegally in the State will not be eligible to apply for an Employment Permit.


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