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New pilot Atypical Working Scheme introduced for short-term employment of non-EEA nationals

Date Published: 03-09-2013

The new pilot Atypical Working Scheme, coordinated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service) in agreement with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, is available to non-EEA nationals who, in certain circumstances, are required by a company/organisation in Ireland to undertake short-term contract work in Ireland (between 15-90 days). This scheme provides a mechanism to deal with short-term employment not currently provided for under existing legislation. A non-refundable application fee of €250 applies.

The scheme will apply in the following circumstances:

  • where a skill shortage has been identified;
  • to provide a specialised or high skill to an industry, business or academic institution;
  • to facilitate trial employment in respect of an occupation on the Highly Skilled Occupations List;
  • to facilitate paid internships in respect of non-EEA full time students studying outside the State (excluding medical internships).

For further information on the scheme:

See Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Guidelines on Atypical Working Scheme.

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