Stamp 1G is granted for 12 months only, except for those who have completed a master’s degree programme, when a further 12 months can be provided subject to conditions.
Critical Skills Employment Permit
The Critical Skills Employment Permit, is targeted at highly skilled people with the aim of encouraging them to take up permanent residence in Ireland. Occupations which are included on the Critical Skills Occupations List, such as ICT professionals, professional engineers and technologists are catered for under this type of employment permit.
General Employment Permit
A General Employment Permit is an employment permit which permits the holder to be employed in the State in a broad range of occupations. Unlike Critical Skills Employment Permits, where eligible occupations are specified, General Employment Permits assume all occupations are eligible unless otherwise specified. Therefore, all occupations are eligible unless excluded under the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits. All occupations on the Critical Skills Occupations List are deemed eligible.