Reactivation Employment Permit Scheme
Temporary Immigration Permission
Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation operates the Reactivation Employment Permit (REP) Scheme. This REP scheme is designed for situations where a foreign national who entered the State on a valid Employment Permit but who fell out of the system through no fault of their own or who has been badly treated or exploited in the work place to work legally again.
The first stage in the scheme is for the person to apply to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) for “temporary immigration permission”, and once approved, will then allow them to apply for the REP. The application must be on the prescribed application form as detailed below.
- Eligibility Criteria for the scheme can be found on document referenced REP Scheme Eligibility (updated December 2016) and this can be found here.
- The application form for the temporary immigration permission can be found on document referenced REP Scheme Application (Version 2 - updated December 2016) and this can be found here.
- Guidelines to assist completion of the application form are referenced REP Scheme Guidelines (updated December 2016) and can be found here.