Ireland: Single Permit Plan and Timeline

Key Points  

  • Ireland intends to introduce a single permit for both work and residence permits over the next three years  


The government of Ireland plans to introduce a single permit for both work and residence permits. This step will eventually allow Ireland to opt into the European Union’s Single Permit Directive.  

The Single Permit Directive requires that the decision to issue, amend, renew or reject the single permit shall constitute a single administrative act combining a residence permit and an employment permit within a 90-day timeline.   

The government intends to introduce measures for the single permit in phases over the next three years.

According to the announcement, this measure will enhance Ireland’s ability to compete for international talent and allow for the country to address skills shortages.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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