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For Employers - Universities, other HEI institutions or Enterprises in Ireland

For Employers - Universities, other HEI institutions or Enterprises in Ireland

How it works

Research organisations in both the public and private sectors must apply to the Department of Further and Higher Education Research and Innovation for Hosting Agreement-   Fast Track Work Permit for R&D  accreditation. Once approved, the organisation is then able to offer 'Hosting Agreements' to third country researchers to carry out defined research.

For more information about this process, and/or  to apply for the accreditation please contact:

All accredited organisations should contact EURAXESS Ireland for their access to the Hosting Agreement  processing system. The office is the Government-appointed central processing house for Hosting Agreements and plays a key role in the official accreditation and immigration process. Hosting agreements are managed by

Head of EURAXESS Ireland

Dr Magdalena Wislocka

Tel: 00-353-1-7996030


EURAXESS Ireland, Irish Universities Association, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

In addition to providing assistance about the scheme via a helpdesk, the office ensures that paperwork is accurately completed and that all relevant information is sent to the Irish Immigration Service

EURAXESS Ireland manages a central online database with details of Hosting Agreement holders and their dependants, which can be accessed by Irish immigration authorities and Embassies worldwide. This fast-tracks the visa application process for researchers and their families. Organisations are granted permission to access the database following accreditation and, once accredited, organisations must contact Magda Wislocka for access details. If you are unable to contact Magda, please contact Marguerita Lardner

There is currently no fee for accreditation of organisations or administration of Fast Track WP for R&D in Ireland.


For any additional information please visit the Irish Immigration Service  and/or the DFHERIS website