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 18 October 2021, we are processing applications received on the following dates for the specific types of applications:
Current processing dates
Employment Permit applications received by Employer Type
|Trusted Partner||22 July 2021 |
|Standard||01 July 2021|
Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard Employment Permit Applications
|Reviews received||24 September 2021 |
Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4
28 September 2021
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.