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Ireland immigration

Over the past decade The Republic of Ireland has become a highly popular immigration destination. Due to Ireland's relatively strong economy, and an immigration system designed to make it easy for highly skilled immigrants to work in the country, there has never been a better time to apply for an Irish visa.

As a member of the European Union, Ireland does not require citizens of EU member states to hold visa to enter the country. However, immigrants from outside of the European Economic Area will need a visa to visit, work, or study in Ireland.

Ireland's immigration system is not points based, and instead is geared towards allowing migrants with the skills and expertise needed by the Irish economy to get a visa with ease.

Please note that Northern Ireland is separate from the Republic of Ireland, and comes under the immigration rules of the United Kingdom. Please see our UK Immigration page for further details.

Types of Irish visas

The following visa pages detail the main Irish work permits, as well as the Dependent/Partner/Spouse family visa. If you are a student, business person, or investor feel free to contact us for tailored advice on your needs.

Please see the following visa sections for detailed information, advice, and guidance on your Irish visa needs:

  • General Employment Permit: The Irish General Employment Permit is a job-offer based work permit which allows immigrants to work in Ireland in a role that pays at least €30,000 per year; with some exceptions. Either the worker or the employer can apply for this visa.
     
  • Critical Skills Employment Permit: The Irish Critical Skills Employment Permit is a job-offer based work permit which allows immigrants to work in Ireland in a role that pays at least €60,000 per year; or at least €30,000 per year if the job is on Ireland's Highly Skilled Occupations List. Either the worker or the employer can apply for this visa.
     
  • Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit: The Irish Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit allows the family members of certain Irish work permit holders to live and work in Ireland.

Further Information, help, and advice

Workpermit.com has over twenty years of experience helping people immigrate to countries all over the World. Whether you wish to visit, work, study, or do business in Ireland our specialist team of immigration experts can help you with one to one advice, information, and representation when applying for your Irish visa or work permit.

For more information and advice on Irish immigration law and Ireland visa applications please contact us on 0344 991 9222 or at london@workpermit.com