Fees for a Critical Skills Employment Permit in Ireland
The processing fee for a Critical Skills Employment Permit is €1,000 – valid for a 2 year period . (Previously called a Green Card)
How to Apply for a Critical Skills Employment Permit in Ireland
Applications may be made for any occupations with a salary over €60.000 Euro. Apparently there are some restrictions – if the job is “not in the interests of the State”
Green Cards can be granted to certain types of jobs with salaries between 30000 and 60000 euro
An application can be made on the website of the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation. There are up to three stages in the passage of an employment permit application:
1. Pre-check Stage. A variety of basic checks are carried out – if an application is found to be wanting (e.g. application does not include required documentation) then the application is ‘rejected’ as incomplete. This is not a refusal – it merely requests the applicant to make the necessary changes to complete the application. The applicant can resubmit the corrected application. Once the application passes the Pre-Check Stage and when the associated cheques/EFT payments are recorded it is then placed in the processing queue.
2. Processing Stage: This stage is where the application is considered by a decision maker, an official with decision making authority. The processor may request additional information, if required, which should be returned within 28 days. The processor will then either grant an application or refuse it for specific reasons.
3. Appeal: Where an applicant wishes to appeal a refusal decision then he/she may do so within 28 days on the prescribed 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 preclude the submission of a new application.