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Key Points

  • Ireland will introduce new measures to the Atypical Working Scheme on January 1, 2023


The government of Ireland will introduce several amendments to the Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) on January 1, 2023. This will include the following:

  • Increasing the salary threshold to align with the salary requirements of the General Employment Permit
  • AWS permission holders can travel outside the country for a maximum period of 90 days within any six-month period while maintaining legal status
  • A cooling-off period of one month will apply from the end of the six-month period before any new entry to the State under a subsequent AWS permission can occur

What are the Changes?

Ireland’s government will introduce a new measure under the AWS on January 1, 2023. According to the government, adjusting the cooling-off period and permissions to leave the country while maintaining status will allow for greater flexibility for employers and employees.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Department of Justice, Ireland

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