The Irish Critical Skills Employment Permit is a job-offer based work permit which allows immigrants to work in Ireland in a role that pays at least €60,000 per year; or at least €30,000 per year if the job is on Ireland's Highly Skilled Occupations List. Either the worker or the employer can apply for this visa.
Length of stay
Ireland's Critical Skills Employment Permit is issued for a period of 2 years. After this period immigrants may apply for a Stamp 4, which allows them to live and work in Ireland on a permanent basis.
The migrant worker must have an existing job offer in Ireland before applying for this visa, and must have all the appropriate skills, experience, and qualifications for the role. The employment contract must state that the permit holder will be employed for a minimum of 2 years.
Either the worker or the employer can apply for this visa. If the employer applies then they must plan to employ and pay the migrant worker directly; meaning employment agencies and the like cannot apply for a Critical Skills Employment Permit.
Labour Market Needs Test
Jobs offered to migrants through the Critical Skills Employment Permit scheme are not subject to the Labour Market Needs Test.
Jobs offered to migrants through the Critical Skills Employment Permit scheme must pay a minimum of either:
€60,000 per year (in most cases), OR;
€30,000 per year (if the job is on Ireland's Highly Skilled Occupations List)
Further Information, help, and advice
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