Reactivation Employment Permit
This permit type can be availed of by a foreign national person not from the European Economic Area who was treated badly by an employer, by exploitation or mistreatment and who wishes to obtain a new Employment Permit.
In essence with the Reactivation Employment Permit they can work legally again.
It is essential that you have Residency Permission. This work permit is sought in circumstances where the person previously held an Employment Permit in Ireland.
You must also have a job offer, evidently are unemployed and have obtained a Stamp 1 from the immigration service.
You should also obtain a Reactivation Employment permit letter from the Immigration Service Delivery.
Here is the application form http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/form-RES1.pdf/Files/form-RES1.pdf
The information required is listed on the form.
You should first apply for temporary immigration permission.
The reactivation employment form above can be sent to Immigration Delivery Service.
This can enable you get Stamp 1 permission for 4 months. Then you can register with the local Immigration Registration office
Your employer can also make this application.
The employer must be registered with revenue and should be with the companies registration office also.
50% of employees of the employer must be European Economic Area nationals.
It is €500 for a contract 6 months or less and €1,000 for a contract up to 24 months.
Here is a helpful document from the Department of Enterprise regarding eligibility criteria for the Reactivation Employment Permit http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/REP%20Scheme%20Eligibility.pdf/Files/REP%20Scheme%20Eligibility.pdf
It is imperative that the person is paid at least the national minimum wage.
One applies for this employment permit via the Employment Permits Online System EPOS.
A Reactivation Employment Permit can issue for up to 2 years.
Then a renewal application can be made for a term of up to 3 years.
If you have obtained the permits for 5 years you can apply for Stamp 4 permission to Immigration Service Delivery.
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