|Where and how to apply|
An application for an Internship Employment Permit should made to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation at least 12 weeks before the proposed employment start date. An application can be made online on the Employment Permits Online System.
Either the non-EU citizen or the employer can apply for an Internship Employment Permit and the Employment Permit is issued to the non-EU citizen, and a certified copy sent to the employer, which permits his or her employment in Ireland by the employer in the occupation and location/s specified on the permit.
The processing fee for an Internship Employment Permit is:
The following criteria must be met:
You can apply for an internship visa to travel to Ireland if, as an integral part of your studiesSearch for available translations of the preceding link, you are required to undertake unpaid work experience (an internship).
Applications will only be accepted in respect of non-EU citizen who:
|Duration of validity of hosting agreement||Internship Employment Permits can only issue for a maximum period of 12 months and are non-renewable.|
You can apply for an internship visa to travel to Ireland if, as an integral part of your studiesSearch for available translations of the preceding link, you are required to undertake unpaid work experience (an internship).You can apply for an internship visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to Ireland.
If you are visiting another state prior to travelling to Ireland, you must have the relevant visa for that state in your passport before applying for an Irish visa.
Visa applications must be made online
Following admission to Ireland, you must registerSearch for available translations of the preceding link with the Garda National Immigration BureauSearch for available translations of the preceding link/local immigration officer and obtain a certificate of registration.
If you live outside Dublin City or county, you must register at your local immigration registration officeSearch for available translations of the preceding link. These offices are managed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (police) and located at Garda stations nationwide.
Where an applicant wishes a refusal decision to be reviewed then he/she may do so within 28 days on the prescribed Submission of a Decision for Review FormSearch for available translations of the preceding link. The review will be considered by a separate and more senior official. The confirmation of a refusal decision on review does not preclude the applicant from submitting a new application following all of the relevant procedures for the specific employment permit type.
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Holders of Internship Employment Permits do not accrue rights for long term residency purposes as the Employment Permit is available on the basis that the employment is temporary. At the end of the internship, the employee must leave Ireland and it is expected that they will return to the third level institution to complete the course of study.
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