Ireland Employer of Record Services

Irish Work Visas & Permits

Employer of Record Services Ireland

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What do I need to work in Ireland?

Although the EU Blue Card applies in 25 of the 27 EU countries, it does not apply in Ireland.

The Irish government has not committed to issuing a specific number of short-term visas. The applicant must demonstrate that they have substantial family, social, or economic ties to a residence outside of Ireland. The immigration officer ultimately decides whether to grant the visa.

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How do I apply for a Work Permit or Visa to work in Ireland?

There is no legal entitlement to a visa, and there is no specific set of requirements that must be met in order for an application to be approved.

An employee who wants to move from a corporate organisation in another country to one with Irish origins must get a work permit (and may also require a visa). 

An Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit, which is intended to make it easier to transfer senior management, key employees, or trainees who are not EEA nationals from an overseas branch of a multinational firm to its Irish branch, is the appropriate employment permit. The employee can submit an application for a long-term employment visa after receiving this job permit.

Alternately, workers may apply for a critical skills employment visa if the position meets certain requirements (i.e., jobs that are crucial to expanding Ireland’s economy, are highly sought-after and highly trained, and are in severe short supply on the Irish labour market). To be eligible for this kind of permit, the employee must also get a minimum amount of pay.

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We are EOR experts in Ireland

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Ireland. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

Find out how payroll works in Ireland and what you can expect when it comes to salaries, bonuses and rates of tax

Wondering what it’s like to work in Ireland? We’ve got you covered in our extensive guide

Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in Ireland with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits

Enhance your understanding when it comes to Statutory Leave in Ireland

We provide a fully-managed EOR Service in Ireland, including HR, Payroll and Legal Compliance support

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!