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Employment Permit Policy in relation to Employments in Restaurants or Take-Aways

In general, all employments in restaurants and take-aways are currently ineligible for Critical Skills, General, Intra-Company Transfer and Contract for Services Employment Permits.

However, employments as executive chefs, head chefs, sous chefs or specialist chefs, each of whom are specialising in a cuisine originating in a state which is not a Member State of the EEA, may be considered for a Critical Skills, General or Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit.

For the other permit types all employments in restaurants and take-aways can be considered.

Irrespective of the permit type, if you are applying for an employment permit for a job in a restaurant or take away, you will need to provide the following additional documentation with your application:

  • if the restaurant or takeaway has been operating for one year or more, a copy of a “P35L” form returned by the person who makes the offer of employment, or the connected person, to the Revenue Commissioners

  • an up-to-date tax clearance certificate in respect of the proposed employer

  • copies of utility bills for the restaurant’s premises dated within the period of 2 months prior to the application

  • copies of any certified qualifications of the foreign national in respect of whom the application is made

  • in the case of an application for employment as an executive chef, head chef, sous chef or specialist chef specialising in cuisine originating from a state that is not a Member State of the EEA, a statement from the person who makes the offer of employment, or the connected person, confirming that foreign national in respect of whom the application is made shall be employed in an establishment other than a fast food outlet

  • a letter from the relevant official agency confirming that the person who makes the offer of employment, or the connected person, has registered its premises in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 and Regulation 6 of the European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 369 of 2006).

Employment Permits Section 2
 02 August
2016

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