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Employment Permits

GNIB Card Stamps

The GNIB Card stamp denotes the basis on which permission to remain in the State is granted. The list is as follows;

Stamp 1
Individuals entitled to work subject to the terms of the relevant valid employment permit

Stamp 2
Students attending a recognised full-time course of at least one year. They are permitted to work for 20 hours a week during term time and full time (40 hours per week) during holidays

Stamp 2A
Students who are attending a course not recognised by the Department of Education and Science. They are not permitted to work.

Stamp 3
Individuals who are not permitted to work. This includes visitors; retired people of independent means; ministers of religion and members of religious orders; and spouses and dependants of employment permit holders.

Stamp 4
Individuals are permitted to work without an employment permit or business permission. Applies to spouses of Irish nationals; family members of EEA citizens; refugees and parents of an Irish citizen child who have been granted leave to remain.

Further Information
Further detailed information regarding registration with the Garda National Immigration Bureau please refer to or