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Green Card and Tier 2

Green Card - Ireland

Our company will organise the whole process from the very start. We will find the employer in Ireland and make sure that all papers are filled out and submitted correctly. We will guide you through the process, organise al communication with the Department of Employment and Trade of Ireland, make sure you fully meet the requirements and obtain the green card permit.

The Green Card permit is an employment permit for most occupations with annual remuneration of over €60,000 or certain occupations where there are skill shortages.

The main features of the Green Card scheme are:

  • The Green Card permit is available for occupations with annual remuneration of €60,000 or more
  • It is also available for a restricted list of occupations with annual remuneration of €30,000 to €59,999
  • There is no requirement for a labour market needs test
  • The Green Card permit is issued for 2 years and a renewal permit is not required.
  • Holders of a Green Card permit can have their spouses, civil partners and families join them immediately.
  • Either the employer or the employee can apply for the employment permit, based on an offer of employment
  • The permit is granted to the employee and includes a statement of the employee's rights and entitlements


You can apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if:

  • you’ve been offered a skilled job in the UK
  • you’re from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland

This is a points based system in which applicants must score a total of 70 points. Points will be awarded for the following:

  • 30 points for a valid Certificate of Sponsorship.
  • 20 points for the appropriate salary and allowance. This is dependent on the type of employment but must be £20,000 or above.
  • 10 points for meeting the English language requirement.
  • 10 points for meeting the maintenance requirement.

The TIER 2 visa give you the following rights and entitlements:

  • work for your sponsor in the job described in your certificate of sponsorship
  • do a second job in the same sector and at the same level as your main job for up to 20 hours per week
  • do a job which has a shortage of workers in the UK for up to 20 hours per week
  • do voluntary work
  • study as long as it doesn’t interfere with the job you’re sponsored for
  • travel abroad and return to the UK
  • bring family members with you

Make an Enquiry

Address: 16 Inns Court, Winetavern Street,
Dublin 8

Tel: 01 874 9275

Email: info@ales.ie

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