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Van Der Elst Visa

Van Der Elst

The “Van der Elst visa” originated from a European Court of Justice (ECJ) case known as “Van der Elst” in 1994.

A non-EEA national who is lawfully resident and legally employed in another EU member state may be allowed to work on a temporary basis for that employer in the State without the need to obtain a work permit.

You can apply for this visa if you are:

  • Lawfully resident in the EU member state in which the employer is established
  • Lawfully employed by the employer in the sending EU member state
  • On the payroll of the employer in the sending EU member state
  • Coming to Ireland to provide services on behalf of your employer, and
  • Coming to Ireland on a temporary or short-term contract, up to a maximum of 12 consecutive months.

Processing times vary: Generally expect a decision within 4 to 8 weeks from the date on which your application is lodged at the visa office, embassy, or consulate.

You are not permitted to:

  • Undertake other paid or unpaid work, other than that for which you have already been approved
  • Access any public funds.

The visa officer considers each application on its merits and may request additional information or documentation.

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