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If you are a researcher who is planning on working in an Irish research institution, you may be eligible to participate in a Hosting Agreement Scheme for accredited research organisations.
The entry of third country researchers and their families into Ireland for research purposes is also governed through the Critical Skills Employment Permit administered by the Employment Permits Section of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Researchers are included in the eligible categories of employment for Critical Skills Employment Permit purposes.
You must obtain a visa unless you are visa-exempt.
You can appeal a refusal decision on a Critical Skills Employment Permit application within 28 days by completing a Submission of a Decision for Review Form. The appeal will be considered by a separate and more senior official. The refusal of an application on appeal does not prevent you submitting a new application.
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Jobs Portal for Researchers
More information on the Hosting Agreement, including application details is
available from www.euraxess.ie.
Currently, there are no arrangements in place for researchers or holders of hosting agreements to apply for long-term residence.
It is proposed that in the future, after two years of legal residence, researchers or holders of hosting agreements will be entitled to apply for a long-term residence permit.
All holders of Critical Skills Employment Permits, including researchers, may apply for a Stamp 4 immigration permission at the expiry of their Critical Skills Employment Permit. This permission allows a foreign national to live and work in Ireland without an employment permit.
Hosting Agreement Scheme
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (visas)
Garda National Immigration Bureau
Department of Justice and Equality
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Citizens Information (Coming to Work in Ireland)
Employment Permits Section
Business Permission Unit
Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB)
Last Update: 26/11/2015 |