DETE - Work Permits are not required for the following candidates
Work Permits are NOT required for the following:
A citizen of a Member State of the European Economic Area (EEA) and, where such a citizen is pursuing an activity as an employed or self-employed person within the State, his or her spouse and any of their children who are under the age of 21 years or are dependent on the EEA citizen
Persons who have been granted refugee status by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
Persons in the State on a Work Authorisation/Working Visa
Post graduate students where the work is an integral part of the course of study being undertaken. (A letter is required from the College stating that they are studying). This includes post-graduate doctors (temporarily registered with the Irish Medical Council) and dentists (with temporary registration).
Van der Elst Case The European Court of Justice delivered a judgement on the Van der Elst Case (Freedom to Provide Services) on 9 August, 1994. The Court ruled that in the case of non- EEA workers legally employed in one Member State who are temporarily sent on a contract to another Member State, the employer does not need to apply for work permits in respect of the non-nationals for the period of contract.
Persons who have been granted permission to remain in the State on one of the following grounds:
Persons with permission to remain as spouse of an Irish/EEA national;
Persons with permission to remain as the parent of an Irish citizen;
Persons who have been given temporary leave to remain in the State on humanitarian grounds, having been in the Asylum process.
SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY: Persons who are posted on an intra-corporate transfer/ secondment for a maximum period of four years to an establishment or undertaking in Ireland which is owned by a company or group which has operations in more than one State.
SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY: Persons coming to Ireland from an overseas company for a maximum period of three years for training, whether or not it entails remunerated work, at an Irish-based company.
Swiss Nationals: In accordance with the terms of the European Communities and Swiss Confederation Act, 2001, which came into operation on 1 June, 2002, this enable the free movement of worker between Switzerland and Ireland, without the need for Work Permits.