New Procedures for Employment Permits for Doctors in Ireland
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, the Department of Health and Children, the Health Service Executive and The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service have agreed revised arrangements regarding employment permits for non-EEA doctors who are recruited to the Irish Public Health Service. The arrangements will be subject to review in 12 months time.
From June 21, 2010 the following arrangements will apply depending on the doctor's registration with the Irish Medical Council as follows:
- Trainee Specialist Division - Internship Registration: Employment Permit is required from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation.
- Other doctors in Trainee Specialist Division – do not require an Employment Permit.
- General Division - Non-EEA non-Consultant Hospital Doctors with a job offer as a Senior House Officer or Registrar in the Public Health Service do not require a work permit.
- Other doctors in General Division - Employment Permit is required from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation.
- Specialist Division - Employment Permit is required from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation.
No labour market needs test will apply to Work Permit applications for Doctors.
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