Making the move to work in Ireland

We are here to support you on your journey and make your relocation as straightforward as possible. Moving to a new country can seem daunting but, with our guidance, you can make Ireland the next step on your career path.

Do I need a work permit or visa?

Nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA), UK or Switzerland do not require an employment permit or visa to work in Ireland.

Many healthcare jobs are in great demand within the Irish health service so even if you are an applicant from outside the EEA, UK or Switzerland, you may well qualify for a skills employment permit. These skills permits also provide for your immediate family to reside in Ireland, and for your spouse or partner to work without the need for an additional work permit. As a citizen of a country that is not in the EEA or UK, you will also need a visa to enter Ireland.

To check your eligibility to work in Ireland, see here

Professional requirements

Doctors, nurses and midwives, and health and social care professionals must first be registered with their professional body before they can work in the Irish health service.

Employment for your family

A strong economy and thriving workforce have continued to attract many global businesses to Ireland over the past two decades, including pharma, health and life sciences, financial services, and technology companies. There will be ample opportunities for your spouse or partner to find employment here, whatever their chosen field.