Immigration to Ireland

Green Card Permit is an employment permit issued to a person which allows the individual to work in Ireland with the specified employer in an occupation where skills shortages exist.


It is granted initially for two years, after which it can generally be renewed for an indefinite period. A job offer with a legal company registered for trading in Ireland is required. The permit grants an individual to apply for instant family reunification and time spent under the permit can count towards permanent residency. There is no need for a labor market assessment test before applying for the permit.

Who can apply?

Either an employer or an employee may submit an application for the permit. The employee should possess the appropriate qualifications, skills or experience for the desired employment.

Categories of Green Card Scheme Occupation

There are two categories of occupations under which the Green Card Scheme can be applied for:
• The annual salary is EUR 60,000 per year or more. In this case, the Green Card Permit is accessible for all occupations, other than those which are different to the public interest.
• The annual salary is EUR 30,000 – EUR 59,999. In this case, the Green Card Permit is only good for a limited number of deliberately significant occupations

Job Offer

To get a Green Card Permit, an individual should have a job offer from an authentic company registered with the Companies Registration Office and the Revenue Commissioners. The company should be trading in Ireland. The offer ought to be on company-headed paper, dated within the previous 2 months, and the offer must be for a duration of 2 or more years.
The offer must specify the following:
• A full description of the proposed employment
• Starting date of employment
• Annual salary, not including bonuses
• Information on required qualifications, skills or experience required for the employment

Visa Fee

Permit Fee Duration
New €1,000 Up to 2 years

Disclaimer: Embassy charges are subjected to change without prior notice. Please confirm before submitting the application.


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