Ireland Immigration Services

Newland Chase offers full support with all aspects of corporate immigration to Ireland. Please find an overview of the typical corporate immigration processes below. Every situation is unique, so please do get in touch, either through your usual Newland Chase contact or using the details on the right hand side of the page. Our immigration experts will be glad to discuss your needs in greater detail.

With offices in the capital city of Dublin, Newland Chase Ireland provides corporations and individuals operating in the Republic of Ireland with complete support for all their immigration needs – inbound to Ireland and outbound to more than 190 countries around the world. Our full spectrum of services allows us to manage all of your business and individual immigration needs.

Interest in Ireland as an international business destination continues to be on the rise. One of Europe’s fastest growing economies, Ireland enjoys easy access to European Union member states through its EU membership, while at the same time maintaining close ties to the United Kingdom through the Common Travel Area of the UK and Ireland.

The Irish immigration system continues to undergo improvements to respond to the country’s increasing role as an international business hub. Newland Chase Ireland is strategically positioned as the best choice to support the mobility needs of business both to and from Ireland.

  • Ireland Immigration Management

    We provide support to all areas of Ireland immigration for corporations and individuals – from short-term work authorization and temporary residency to long-term work authorization, permanent residency, and citizenship, including both company employees and accompanying family members. Our approach covers you from comprehensive guidance and pre-planning of new assignments and immigration options to completion of all in-country requirements to ongoing compliance monitoring.

    For up-to-date information on the most common work authorization routes in Ireland, see Immigration Summary tab.

  • Comprehensive Global Immigration Management

    For corporations and individuals located in Ireland, we also provide support in all areas of immigration to more than 190 countries around the world. Our Ireland team is part of the larger Newland Chase global team of 1,700+ expert immigration and visa professionals – specializing in everything from short-term work assignments and temporary residency to long-term work assignments, permanent residency, and citizenship throughout the world.

  • Business Traveler Management

    Business Visas are a key component of a globally mobile workforce – allowing individuals to enter Ireland and other countries for non-work business activities. Business visas typically apply to business meetings, seminars, conferences, trade shows, limited sales activities, contract negotiations, and some supervisory activities. Newland Chase Ireland offers comprehensive services for business travelers both inbound to Ireland and outbound to more than 190 countries.

    Our services include everything from personalized assessment of the activities and destination for visa compliance to obtaining the proper visas to tracking of the number and length of stays of your business travelers for legal compliance.

  • Immigration Policy and Compliance

    Our Ireland immigration experts offer an extensive suite of advisory services and immigration compliance strategies to ensure that your organization and employees remain compliant with all Irish immigration and visa requirements. Our services include strategic guidance on immigration plans, development and implementation of immigration policies, sponsor compliance, education and training, audit support (including mock audits), and immigration compliance technology solutions.

  • Consulting and Advisory Services

    Our Ireland immigration experts act as trusted business advisors – supporting you in virtually any unique or complex immigration-related matter. Our Ireland team is able to manage the scope of immigration in large-scale projects and employee moves, as well as guide you through the immigration complexities involved in corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

Immigration Summary

The Critical Skills Employment Permit is designed to attract highly skilled people into Ireland with the aim of encouraging them to take up permanent residence. Employees need to earn over a certain salary level and be employed and paid by an Irish entity.

Local contract and payroll are required, and the employee must be paid at least EUR 64,000 gross per annum for any job position. Where the job position is listed on the Critical Skills Occupations List as a strategically important occupation, the base salary can be in the range of EUR 32,000 to EUR 63,999 but, in that instance, the employee must have a relevant tertiary-level degree.

The General Employment Permit may be granted for job positions with an annual salary of EUR 30,000 or more where the Critical Skills Employment Permit is not an option. For third-level graduates of Irish or overseas colleges who have graduated within the last 12 months who are offered a job position on the Critical Skills Occupations List, and for technical or sales support roles with fluency in a non-EEA language, the remuneration threshold is reduced to EUR 27,000 per year although this must increase to EUR 30,000 at the renewal stage. Local contract and payroll are required.

Due to the Labour Market Test requirement, and where Critical Skills Employment Permits don't need to be renewed, most companies and employees prefer to opt for the Critical Skills route, if possible.

The Intra-Company Transfer Permit is for employees transferring between commonly owned entities and remaining on home payroll and contract.

It is limited to the following eligible positions: Senior management or key personnel with at least six months of employment with the sending entity and earning a minimum annual remuneration of EUR 40,000; or trainees with at least one month of employment with the sending entity and earning a minimum annual remuneration of EUR 30,000.

An Employment Permit for this category will be issued for the duration of the contract, up to an initial period of two years and can then be renewed for up to a further three years making a total maximum of five years in Ireland on this status.

A Van der Elst permission (assignment from within the EEA) allows a non-EEA national who is employed and contracted by a home entity in the EEA country to be sent on assignment to another EEA country without a separate work permit. Note that if the duration of the assignment will exceed one year, an application for a different category (e.g. for a Contract for Services or Intra-Company Transfer Permit) should be made.

For foreign entities sending employees to Ireland pursuant to a contract for services with an Irish entity, a Contract for Services Permit under the employment permit category may be granted. The duration of the assignment in Ireland must be at least 90 days. The contract must be directly between the overseas employing entity and the Irish entity where the transferee will be based. Subcontracting to third parties is not permitted. The applicant must have been employed by the sending company for a minimum of six months.

The Atypical Work Scheme provides a streamlined mechanism to deal with atypical, short-term employment where the nature of work is not governed by current legislation or available routes. It applies to non-EEA nationals who are required to undertake short-term (between 15 and 90 days) work with an Irish entity.

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals do not need a work or residence permit to take up employment in Ireland, however a posted worker declaration is required for all assignments from other EU/EEA/Swiss employing entities. There is no formal residence registration process, although optional procedures exist.

Due to the Common Travel Area, Nationals of the United Kingdom do not need a visa or residency permit to live, work, or study in Ireland. British and Irish citizens can travel freely between each others countries without any immigration process. Note that no posted worker notification is required.

Our Ireland team members are highly qualified and dedicated professionals with extensive experience in all aspects of Irish immigration. They come from the best of legal, consulting, in-house corporate and government backgrounds and bring a breadth of experience and insight both in immigration and a multitude of industry sectors. With a dedication to service and a consultative approach, our people act as your trusted advisors and partners in achieving your business goals in Ireland.

Jane Pilkington

Managing Director

Dublin, Ireland

Niamh Ryan

Client Services Manager

Dublin, Ireland