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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 30th May 2023, we are processing applications received on the following dates for the specific types of applications:

Critical Skills Employment Permit Applications                   Date
Standard10 May  2023
Trusted Partner12 May 2023
New Applications (All permit types excluding Critical Skills)Date
Standard 08 May 2023
Trusted Partner

09 May 2023

Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit Applications   Date
Standard08 May 2023
Trusted Partner09 May 2023
Renewal Applications (All renewable permit types included)Date
Standard09 May 2023
Trusted Partner09 May 2023
Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard permit applicationsDate
Reviews received12 April 2023
Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4                         Date
Requests received

26 April 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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