Ireland: Measures to Combine the Employment and Residence Permit Application Process

December 19, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points  

  • Ireland intends to combine the employment permit and residence permit application process for foreign nationals from countries located outside the European Economic Area 

Overview  

The government of Ireland announced plans to combine the employment permit and residence permit application process. Currently, foreign nationals residing in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to apply for a work permit and then for immigration permissions through separate government offices.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Ireland intends to combine the work permit and immigration permissions application process for foreign nationals from countries outside of the EEA. According to the government announcement, the objective of these measures is to simplify the immigration process for third-country nationals.  

Looking Ahead  

The government is expected to introduce a proposal for the implementation of these changes within the next six months. Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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