Losing your jobIf you lose your job through redundancy you should notify the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation. as follows:
Work permit for 5 years:
If you have been made redundant after working on a work permit for 5 consecutive years you will no longer need a permit to work in Ireland. You should apply to your local immigration officer - see 'Registration' below who will issue you with a stamp 4 immigration permission for one year. This permission may be renewed annually and it will allow you to take up any employment but not self-employment.
Work permit for less than 5 years:
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation will allow you a period of 6 months (was 3 months) to find another job. but a labour market needs test is not required. If you were made redundant from a job which is on the list of ineligible categories you may apply for a new work permit for a job on that ineligible list.
– see 'Registration' below. If you have more than 6 months before your immigration permission expires, you can reside in Ireland under your stamp 1 permission for a further 6 months. If you have less than 6 months' immigration permission you can have your immigration permission extended to 6 months which means you will have to pay €150 for a new GNIB card. If you have not found a new job after 6 months you will be expected to leave Ireland. If you then get an offer of employment in Ireland you may apply for a new work permit.
Short-time working: if you have been put on short-time working while on a work permit you may apply to have your work permit renewed.