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Current processing dates for employment permits

Applications for employment permits are processed in date order of receipt of the fully completed application form and fee, if applicable.

Please note that due to the number of refunds on hand it is currently taking 8 weeks (from date of receipt of completed mandate) to process a refund. We apologise for this delay but the refund will be processed as soon as possible.

As of 26 September 2023, we are processing applications received on the following dates for the specific types of applications:

Critical Skills Employment Permit Applications                   Date
Standard31 August 2023
Trusted Partner04 September 2023
New Applications (All permit types excluding Critical Skills)Date
Standard 31 August 2023
Trusted Partner04 September 2023
Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit Applications   Date
Standard01 September 2023
Trusted Partner04 September 2023
Renewal Applications (All renewable permit types included)Date
Standard01 September 2023
Trusted Partner06 September 2023
Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard permit applicationsDate
Reviews received29 August 2023
Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4                 Date
Requests received01 August 2023

NB - A request for a Support Letter for a Critical Skills Employment Permit holder seeking a Stamp 4 cannot be processed until the permit holder has completed 21 months working in the State. We will accept requests received after 20 months however they will not be processed until 21 months has elapsed

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