Working abroad

  • Your rights and entitlements when moving within the EU to work. Access to employment, recognition of qualifications, job seeking, employment and social security rights.

  • Includes a list of items to be considered before going to work in a non-EU country and of the documentation you should bring with you.

  • Irish citizens who have spent time working in a developing country may qualify for Credited Social Insurance Contributions which can be used to claim social welfare payments when they return to Ireland.

  • Irish citizens can apply to go to certain countries to travel and work for a limited time.