Am I eligible for an Irish Work Permit?

EU nationals do not need a permit to work in Ireland. Nationals from the countries of the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland do not need employment permits to work in Ireland. However, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania will need a Work Permit unless they have been working in Ireland on a work permit for a continuous period of 12 months or more.

To be eligible for an Ireland Work Permit, you need a job offer from an employer which is registered and trading in Ireland. The position must have been advertised with the FÁS/EURES employment network for 2 weeks and additionally in local and national newspapers, for three days, to ensure that, in the first instance a national of the EEA or Switzerland, or in the second instance a national of Bulgaria or Romania, cannot be found to fill the vacancy. Evidence that this has been done must be included with the application.

It is only possible to obtain an Ireland Work Permit for certain occupations or salary levels:

Work permits will not be considered for any of the below job categories:

Register online to apply for an Ireland Work Visa today.