Reactivation Employment Permit Scheme

Temporary Immigration Permission

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation operates the Reactivation Employment Permit (REP) Scheme. This REP scheme is designed for situations where a foreign national who entered the State on a valid Employment Permit but who fell out of the system through no fault of their own or who has been badly treated or exploited in the work place to work legally again.

The first stage in the scheme is for the person to apply to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) for “temporary immigration permission”, and once approved, this will then allow them to apply for the REP. The application must be on the prescribed application form as detailed below.

  • Document 1 Eligibility Criteria for the scheme can be found on document referenced REP eligibility (version last updated April 2017) can be found here  This document is a pdf.

  • Document 2 The application form for the temporary immigration permission can be found on document referenced REP application (version last updated April 2017) can be found here  This document is a pdf.

  • Document 3 Guidelines to assist completion of the application form are referenced REP Guidelines (version last updated April 2017) can be found here  This document is a pdf.

Updated 06 April 2017