Employment permits FAQs Are employment permits transferable? Can an employee work while waiting for an employment permit to be issued? Do Bulgarian, Romanian or Croatian nationals require an employment permit to work in Ireland? Does the employer or employee apply for an employment permit? How long can intra-company transfer employment permits last? How long will a dependant/spouse/partner employment permit issue for? If an employee is on an employment permit can their family join them in Ireland? What are the penalties under the Employment Permits Acts? What is a dependant/spouse/partner employment permit? What is an Intra-company transfer employment permit? What is the Atypical Working Scheme? What is the cost of an employment permit? Who is eligible to apply under the Third Level Graduate Scheme?