Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Published on 25 May 2018
Last updated on 15 October 2021
Apply and pay for an employment permit using the Employment Permits Online System (EPOS). A valid employment permit is needed to work in Ireland as a non-EEA National unless you are exempted.
From 1 January 2020, any employment permit application where a Labour Market Needs Test
is required must have published a EURES ad for at least 28 days before a valid application can be submitted.
Click the link below for a step-by-step guide on how to apply for an Employment Permit using the Employment Permits Online System.
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