Friday, November 12, 2010

Rates

The fee must be paid by the applicant. In some circumstances, the fee may be waived.

Fees for first applications and renewals of work permits received before 1 June 2009
Duration of work permit     Amount
Up to 6 months     €500
6 months to 2 years     €1,000
2 to 3 years     €1,500
Unlimited (after 5 years)     No fee

Fees for new applications for work permits received on or after 1 June 2009
Duration of work permit     Amount
Up to 6 months     €500
6 months to 2 years     €1,000

Fees for renewals of new work permits received on or after 1 June 2009
Duration of renewal     Amount
Up to 6 months     €750
6 months to 2 years     €1,500
2 to 3 years     €2,250
Unlimited (after 5 years)     No fee

How to apply

New applications for work permits can be made by the prospective employer or employee to the Employment Permits Section of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation. Applications must be made using the new employment permit application form (pdf).

It must be accompanied by:

    * Two recently taken passport-sized photographs of the proposed employee
    * Documentary evidence that a labour market needs test has been undertaken
    * Documentary evidence of the employee’s certified qualifications.
    * The appropriate fee
      Also:
    * If the proposed employee is resident in Ireland, copies of all visas, residency stamps and GNIB Registration Card – see above
    * If the proposed employee is not resident in Ireland, then he or she should apply for a visa – see above

Renewal of work permits: either an employer or an employee can apply for a renewal using the renewal application form (pdf).

If an employer applies for a work permit in respect of a former employee who has left the state, this will be considered a new application.

There is further information in the Department's Guide to Work Permits (pdf).

You should allow 2 to 3 months for a new application or renewal to be processed.
Where to apply

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
Address
Employment Permits Section
Davitt House
65a Adelaide Road
Dublin 2
Ireland
Tel:
+353 1 417 5333
Locall:
1890 201 616
Fax:
+353 1 631 3268
Homepage:
http://www.deti.ie/labour/workpermits/
Email:
employmentpermits@deti.ie

Immigration: Long-term Residence Section
Address
Department of Justice and Law Reform
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
3rd Floor
13/14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Ireland
Tel:
+353 (0)1 6167700
Locall:
1890 551 500
Homepage:
www.inis.gov.ie

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