Working in Ireland

November 5

What you need to know if you want to move to Ireland for work. Firstly different rules apply to different nationalities:

European Union Nationals

EU Nationals do not require a work permit to live and work in Ireland.

Non European Union and European Economic Area Nationals

Visas are only granted to candidates with specific skills and expertise in areas of the existing labour market that are experiencing shortages. Visas are arranged prior to arrival in Ireland by the employer and can be obtained from:

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
23 Kildare Street
Dublin
Telephone: +353 1 631 2121
LoCall: 1890 220 222
E-Mail: info@entemp.ie
http://www.enterprise.gov.ie/en/

Australian Working Holiday Permit

Australian nationals can apply for this permit in Australia, London and Dublin by contacting the working holiday permit section of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

New Zealanders & South Africans

Before leaving their respective countries, candidates are required to apply for visas/permits from:
Irish Trade Commission in Auckland, New Zealand or Irish Embassy in Pretoria , South Africa.

So you’ve secured your working visa and have arrived in Ireland, now what?

1. Obtain a PPS number
This is your tax and social welfare number. You will need to visit your local Social Services Office, along with proof of your address (utility bills etc.), identification (passport) and your work permit. http://www.citizensinformation.ie/

2. Obtain a Tax Certificate
Once you have your PPS number you must to contact the Revenue Commissioners to apply for a Tax Certificate. This certificate will be presented to your new employer to ensure that you are taxed at the correct rates. You will need your PPS number and positive identification. Further details check www.revenue.ie

3. Open a bank account
You will need a valid bank account in order to be paid by your employer.

If you would like more information about working in Ireland this, please contact Patricia McCarthy on 01 6610 444 pmccarthy@lincoln.ie 

About the Author

Patricia Mc Carthy

Patricia Mc Carthy

Senior Consultant - Legal

pmccarthy@lincoln.ie+ 353 01 661 0444

Patricia Mc Carthy has been with Lincoln since 2014. Patricia has been a Senior Consultant in the Legal Division that delivers services to organisations and legal professionals across financial services, private practice, industry, commerce and the public sector in Ireland. She is a reputable expert in the legal recruitment sector, and her clients and candidates alike have long testified to her passion and desire to source the best talent on the legal market.

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