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The Critical Skills Employment Permit for Ireland is designed to attract highly skilled people into the labour market with the aim of encouraging them to take up permanent residence in the State.

Eligible occupations under this type of permit are deemed to be critically important to growing Ireland’s economy, are highly demanded and highly skilled, and in significant shortage of supply in our labour market.
Occupations such as ICT professionals, professional engineers and technologists are catered for under this type of employment permit. 

The Critical Skills Employment Permit is attractive for a number of reasons:

  • Because the skills are identified as being in short supply, a Labour Market Needs Test is not required.
  • Permit holders can apply for immediate family reunification from the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service of the Department of Justice and Equality and once their dependents/partners/spouses are resident in the State they are eligible to seek any employment and apply to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment for a Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit which is currently issued free of charge.
  • Permit holders may apply to the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service for permission to reside and work without the requirement for an employment permit upon completion of the Critical Skills Employment Permit’s duration.


Other general features of employment permits also apply. For example, the full rigor of Irish Employment Rights law applies to employment permit holders in employment. Also, the employment permit holder may, after serving one year in employment with the original employer as specified on the employment permit, change employer. This is subject to applying for a new employment permit and which is subject to the policy at that time.

Criteria for eligibility

Eligibility for a Critical Skills Employment Permit is largely determined by the type of occupation, and proposed remuneration level. The following are eligible:

  • Occupations with a minimum annual remuneration of €32,000 for a restricted number of strategically important occupations contained in the Critical Skills Occupations List a relevant degree qualification or higher is required.
  • In the case of a nurse or midwife, a third level degree or diploma accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland as a sufficient qualification for registration to practice as a nurse or midwife in the State.
  • All occupations with a minimum annual remuneration of over €64,000, other than those on the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits or which are contrary to the public interest. A non-EEA national who does not have a degree qualification or higher, must have the necessary level of experience.
  • The prospective employee concerned must have secured a 2-year job offer in respect of the eligible
Further criteria include:
  • The prospective employee concerned must possess the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are required for the employment.
  • An employment permit will not be granted to companies unless 50% or more of the employees in the firm are EEA nationals at the time of application. However, this restriction may be waived in respect of start-up companies within 2 years of their establishment (that is, registered as an employer with Revenue) and which are supported by the enterprise development agencies, Enterprise Ireland, or IDA Ireland (this applies to client companies of Enterprise Ireland or IDA Ireland only). 
Required documents such as:
  • You have a valid passport or another travel document. A child may be included in the passport of one of the parents.
  • Job contract signed by both the parties
  • Job contract meets the salary requirements
  • Medical report
  • Security clearance certificate
  • NLQF report from NARIC
  • Visa Application form & receipt
  • VFS cost €1,000
Ireland work permit Benefits:
  • Free education for children
  • Free medical insurance for the whole family
  • Can travel across 28 Schengen countries and UK with this visa
  • The applicant can take along the spouse and children
  • Citizenship in 5 years of staying within the country
  • Pension for 60 & aged above people
  • No IELTS required as English proficiency proof
  • No Bank Statement required
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