Registration based on Atypical Working Scheme

To stay in Ireland to work in an 'atypical' (or short term position) that will last more than 90 days, you must first apply for permission under the Atypical Working Scheme.

If your application is successful, you will be sent a letter with information about your permission including how to register. Read a summary of the registration process.

If you have not yet applied for the Atypical Working Scheme or have not received a letter or reply, find out what to do next below.

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Apply for permission

Atypical Working Scheme

The Atypical Working Scheme may grant you permission to work in Ireland in a short-term or other 'atypical' job that is not covered by general employment permits.

This includes some researchers, locum doctors, internships, nurses, midwifes, fishing fleet crew members and others. Contact your employer to see if this scheme applies to you.

Read a longer description about the Atypical Working Scheme and how to apply.

Applications take at least 2 weeks to process.

Permission letter

If your application for the Atypical Working Scheme is successful, you will be sent a letter that includes information about the permission granted to you and what to do next.

This includes how to register with immigration.

If you applied for the Atypical Working Scheme but have not received a response or a letter, contact Atypical Working Scheme Division for an update.

Immigration & registration

Before travelling to Ireland, check if you need a visa.

If you are allowed into Ireland, an immigration officer at border control will stamp your passport and then add a date to the stamp.

You must visit a registration office in person before this date to:

  • Confirm the permission in your letter, ie to work
  • Register your details with immigration

If you don't register in time, you may have to leave the country.

Consult your letter for detailed information about how to register or read a summary of the registration process.

Help & information

Atypical Working Scheme Division
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70




If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 5 September 2016

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