What is the change? Irish immigration authorities have clarified their policy that non-EEA travelers who intend to seek temporary permission at the border to work in Ireland for up to 14 days must limit it to one 14-day working trip per 90-day period.

What does the change mean? The policy applies to foreign nationals who require an entry visa as well as foreign nationals who are waived from needing entry visas. Travelers should expect border officials to enforce the new limitation and anticipate that they will no longer be able to make multiple working trips during a 90-day period. The granting of temporary permission will be at the discretion of the immigration officer at the border.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Temporary work permission granted at the border.
  • Business impact: Foreign nationals who rely on the 14-day work permission will need to restrict their use to once per 90 days and reapply following a 90-day period.

Analysis & Comments: The temporary work permission granted at entry permits non-EEA travelers to work in Ireland for up to 14 days. The new restriction only applies to travelers who are availing themselves of the 14-day working permission, not to those traveling for business purposes; however, business travelers should note that the visa does not guarantee entry and border officers may exercise their discretion to deny entry even to those holding a visa. If non-EEA travelers wish to work for more than 14 days in a 90-day period, they must apply for work permission.

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