Spouse and Dependent Permit Scheme
Spouses and Dependents of employment permit holders are now allowed to apply for work permits without a labour market needs test. This scheme is designed to ease access to employment for spouses and dependent unmarried children under the age of 18 who have been admitted into Ireland as family members of employment permit holders.
CriteriaThe employment permit holder must have one of the following:
- A valid Green Card Permit
- A valid work permit of 12 months or more duration
- A valid Work Authorisation issued before 31 December 2006
- A valid Intra-Company Transfer Permit of 12 months or more duration