What Au Pairs are eligible to work in Ireland?

The following countries are eligible to work in Ireland?

All EU Counties, Working Holiday participants and student visa participants (see details below) are eligible to work in Ireland.

EU Countries are eligible to work in Ireland

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdon (pending Brexit)

Working holiday visa participants from the following countries
are eligible to work in Ireland

Ireland has working holiday arrangements with the following countries
Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA.

Working Holidays Visa for Ireland

Argentines Applicants

Australia Applicants

Canada applicants


Hong Kong 


New Zealand

South Korea



Please read visa requirements to check eligibility for USA citizens to work in Ireland.

Non-EU students

If studying or planning to study in Ireland you can apply if they are holders of student visa and eligible to work. We can advertise applicants on our site and to our large database of families if applicants have completed all their vetting paperwork.

Student visa criteria 

Study Visa information studying in Ireland to Ireland.

Immigration arrangements for language students

Irish Government Policy Statement in May 2015 sets out the standard immigration permission available for the purposes of pursuing an English language programme on the ILEP is 8 months. Since 1 January 2015 students holding a valid immigration stamp 2 are permitted to work 40 hours per week during the months of June, July, August and September and from 15 December to 15 January inclusive. At all other times, they will be limited to working 20 hours per week.

Note to employers: Employing a student beyond the hours permitted and beyond the expiry date of their student permission is an offence under the Employment Permits Acts.

Note to students: Students who contravene these employment rules may have their student permission revoked.

Course Eligible for Student Visa

Third Level Graduate Programme

This programme allows legally resident Irish educated non-EEA graduates holding an award of a recognised Irish awarding body to remain in Ireland after their studies. This should be for the purpose of seeking graduate-level employment 

We are interested in talking to Graduates interested in working in the childcare sector

More information on Student Visa


Additional requirements apply 

Copy of relevant work Stamps on the passport.
Copy of college time table.

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