Ireland – New Employment Permit Applications

What has changed

Any changes to job title, job description/role, location, or salary for non-EEA/EU nationals holding a Irish Employment Permit now require a new employment permit application with The Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation (DBEI). The new application must be approved and issued before any changes are implemented, irrespective of whether the changes are due to natural career progression, formal promotion, or a move to another area of the business.

Previously, employees who held an Irish Employment Permit were only required to notify the DBEI of any change regarding their job role, location, or salary before the implementation date. Now the employees cannot start work in the new role or under the new conditions until the new employment permit is obtained.

Who is affected

Any companies who employ non-EEA/EU nationals who currently hold an Irish Employment Permit or who will require one and will change assignment details in the near future.

What to expect

Employers and their clients should notify Emigra Worldwide as soon as possible about any contemplated changes to an employee’s employment particulars. Emigra Worldwide will review the proposed changes to the employee’s assignment details and can provide assistance in submitting new applications.

If a new application for an Employment Permit needs to be submitted, the company must ensure that the employee’s employment particulars remain unchanged until the new permit is obtained.

Failure to follow this new procedure may result in non-compliance and may impact future renewal applications.

Emigra Worldwide will advise clients and their employees of their responsibilities to remain compliant in Ireland for the duration of their assignment.

What you need to do

  • Emigra Worldwide can provide an appropriate assessment on a case-by-case basis and provide timelines.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.