January 30, 2024

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Course Description

This training is for HR professionals, managers, and in-house lawyers designed to give delegates the knowledge needed to ensure that an organisation’s immigration practices are robust and compliant. The course will cover employment permits, residence pathways, occupational lists, compliance and regulation, how to approach difficult scenarios and so much more.

Course content

The Irish immigration process: Introduction

·        Nationalities: Visa required vs non-visa required

·        Has Brexit had an impact on immigration from the UK

·        Key Government agencies

·        Main “right to work”rules in Ireland

·        Work and residence:pathways

·        Key terminology

              o  Employment Permit

               o  Entry visa

               o  IRP card

·        Business travel

 The employment permits system:

·        Main rules of the EP System

             o  The occupation lists

              o  Ineligible list

              o  Critical skills list

              o  50/50 rule

              o  12-month rule

·        Trusted Partner Initiative

·        The EPOS online portal

·        Main Employment Permit Types

             o  Critical Skills Employment permit

             o  General Employment Permit

             o  Limitations

             o  Labour Market Needs Test: exceptions

             o  Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)

·        Common pitfalls /difficult scenarios:

              o  Stamp 2 or Stamp 1G to Employment Permit

              o  Candidate already employed on an Employment Permit for another employer.

              o  Candidate has no status.

Other common work authorisations

·        Atypical Working Scheme

·        Vander Elst

·        Stamp 4

·        EUFAM

·        Stamp 1G

·        Stamp 2

Ensuring on going immigration compliance:

·        Right to work checks

·        Remote work

·        Formal notifications

·        Penalties

 Recent updates

·        Forthcoming Employment Permits Act, which is due to be enacted in late 2023/early 2024

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed for in-house lawyers, HR personnel and managers looking to recruit overseas nationals.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course.

This course may qualify for CPD points. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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