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Permission to work

Apply for permission to work in Ireland via a scheme or programme described below.

Find out how to prepare for border control, if you need a visa & more. These can affect your application in important ways.

3 months or less

Apply via the Atypical Working Scheme for permission to work.

Permission will only be granted for work with a skill shortage in Ireland.

Do not apply via this scheme if your work lasts 14 days or less.

More than 3 months

Apply for an Employment Permit for permission to work, eg critical skills, sport, culture, general.

Employment Permits are issued by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI), not by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

Third level graduate programme

In some circumstances, you may apply for permission to look for work in Ireland after your studies finish, if you graduate from a recognised body. Read more about the Third level graduate programme (stamp 1G).



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 9 December 2016

Page history

23 August 2017

Link to Third Level Graduate Programme added.

9 December 2016

Page published.