Business Immigration

Our Business Immigration team provides support to domestic and international clients on hiring and employing non-EEA nationals in Ireland. Our team is one of the most highly respected and experienced business immigration teams in Ireland, advising a broad range of clients to include individuals, start-ups, small to medium sized businesses and global multi-national companies. We deal with all types of Irish work permissions.

Our team also advises private individuals in relation to a range of issues to include, EU Treaty Rights, entitlement to and applications for Irish citizenship (to include Foreign Birth Registration Applications), long-term residency applications, de facto relationship applications and obtaining residence in Ireland through the Immigrant Investor and Start-Up Entrepreneur Programmes and Business Permission Scheme.

The team is led by Jane Pilkington who has over seventeen years’ experience dealing with business immigration issues and by Ger Connolly who has over thirteen years' experience in the area.

Our Services

Complex issues can arise in Irish immigration cases and we advise and guide clients throughout, including on the following applications and issues:

  • Critical Skills Employment Permit applications.
  • General Employment Permit applications.
  • Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit applications.
  • Contract for Services Employment Permit applications.
  • Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit applications.
  • Reactivation Employment Permit applications.
  • Exchange Agreement Employment Permit applications.
  • Sport and Cultural Employment Permit applications.
  • Internship Employment Permit applications.
  • Van der Elst applications.
  • Applications under the Atypical Working Scheme.
  • Applications under the Immigrant Investor Programme
  • Applications under the Start-Up Entrepreneur Programme
  • Applications under the Business Permission Scheme
  • Advice on entry into Ireland, registration with GNIB and Irish residency
  • Irish citizenship applications, to include Foreign Birth Registration applications
  • Irish Visas (applications and appeals)
  • Long Term Residency applications
  • EU Treaty Rights applications
  • Spouse of Irish national / civil partnership with Irish national applications
  • De Facto Relationship applications
  • Advice on entitlements under the Turkish Association Agreement

Recent Work

  • Advising Irish software companies and pharmaceutical companies on all of their business immigration needs, to include employment permit and Atypical Permission applications.
  • Successfully submitting a number of discretionary Irish citizenship applications.
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