Research organisations must be accredited before non-EEA (European Economic Area) employees can apply for a fast-track work permit
to do research in Ireland. Research organisations can usually apply for non-EEA hosting accreditation if they are carrying out funded research as part of their functions.
Accreditation lasts for a five-year period and can be renewed for another five years.
Once your research organisation is accredited, you can issue hosting agreements directly to researchers, who can then access the fast-track work permit for research and development employees.
Please see eligibility criteria and terms and conditions in the document below.
Criteria and terms and conditions for accreditation of a research organisation
Council Directive 2005/71/EC, regarding admission of third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research