Work in Ireland
Ireland is a popular destination for persons looking for work outside of their home country. Working and residing in Ireland also entitles you to free European Union membership. Another advantage is that after five years in Ireland, you can apply for citizenship.
Work visa for Ireland
If you want to work in Ireland, you must be aware of the visa requirements. If you are from a non-EU nation, you’ll need a work permit before you can work in Ireland. Work permits are divided into two categories:
- Ireland General Employment Permit
- Ireland Critical Skills Employment Permit
Ireland Critical Skills Employment Work Permit Visa
Critical Skills Employment Permit is issued for an initial period of two years, after which it can normally be renewed indefinitely. An initiative by department of jobs, it provides excellent opportunity for qualified professionals. Ireland Green Card is your pathway to settle in the European Union. It allows you to bring your family in as dependents.
- Offer Letter from employer
- Occupations with a minimum annual remuneration of €30,
- A relevant degree qualification or higher is required.
- Job offer to be valid for 2 years
IRELAND GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PERMIT
This permit allows you to work in Ireland for a minimum of 30,000 Euros per year. Before applying for the visa, you must have a job offer. This visa is available to you or your company. At the very least, your job should endure two years. To apply for this visa, you must have a degree that is relevant to the employment for which you were chosen.
This visa is good for two years and can be extended for another three years. After five years on this work permit, you can apply for long-term residency in the country.
Documents for application
A certified copy of your passport.
Passport-size photo that meets Ireland’s photo criteria.
A copy of the employment contract signed by you and your employer.
If you are a resident of Ireland at the time of application, a copy of your registered immigration stamp.
A copy of the IDA/Enterprise Ireland Letter of Support, if appropriate.
Information about your job, including the company’s registration number, address, and name, as well as certificates from recognized organizations.
Job specifics such as compensation, job responsibilities, tasks, and length of employment.
An application for an Irish work visa can be submitted by you (the overseas employee) or your firm.
Your home country employer can also file the application on your behalf if you transfer from a foreign company to its Irish branch (intra-company transfer).
You (or your employer) must submit your application for an Ireland work permit through EPOS, the Employment Permits Online System.
How Y-Axis Can Help?
We can help you with document checklist, application process, assist in filling the application with the embassy and follow-ups.
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Is IELTS required for Ireland Work Visa?
Yes, applicants of Ireland Work Visa from non-EEA nations are required to score specific band scores in IELTS to prove their proficiency in the English language.
How can I get Work Permit in Ireland from India?
The Ireland General Work Permit is a Work Visa that permits non-EU nationals to work lawfully in Ireland. This is for an employer in a specific occupation and the Visa is granted initially for 2 years.
The Ireland Work Visa is offered to applicants who have a job offer. It covers all occupations unless specified otherwise. The job offer must be from a trading and registered employer in Ireland.
The application for Ireland Work Visa (General) can be submitted by the employer or the employee. It must include proof that it was not possible to find a Swiss or EEA national to fill the occupation. The remuneration offered for the position must be more than 30,000 Euros.
How long does it take to get a Work Visa in Ireland?
The standard processing times for Ireland Work Visa is 6 to 8 weeks. However, with the assistance of Immigration Experts, it is also possible to organize it in 3 to 4 weeks.
Can spouse work on Dependent Visa in Ireland?
The new Visa policies in Ireland imply that Dependants and Spouses of Green Card holders in Ireland can apply for Work Visa. This is for working in any occupation. The employer is also not required to undertake a test for labour market needs for Work Visas for Dependent/Spouse.
Is it easy to get Work Permit in Ireland?
It is easy to get the Ireland Work Visa provided certain requirements are fulfilled by the applicants from outside the EU. They must have a job offer for a minimum of 2 years or plus and the salary must be more than 30,000 Euros. The applicants must also have a degree that is relevant to the role that they have been recruited for.
Is there a Labor markets needs test for Ireland work visa?
Before being authorized, both the Ireland General Employment Permit and the Ireland Critical Skills Employment Permit must pass the Labor Market Needs test. The employer must show that the employment vacancy was first offered to EEA employees and then to an immigrant when no suitable applicant could be found.
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