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 Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), not by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).



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Updated: 9 December 2016

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