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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 29 June 2022, we are processing applications received on the following dates for the specific types of applications:

Current processing dates

Critical Skills Employment Permit Applications

Date

Standard

24 May 2022

Trusted Partner

25 May 2022

New Applications (All permit types excluding Critical Skills Employment Permits)

Date

Standard

29 March 2022

Trusted Partner

12 April 2022

Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit Applications

Date

Standard

26 May 2022

Trusted Partner

10 May 2022

Renewal Applications (All renewable permit types included)

Date

Standard

06 April 2022

Trusted Partner

19 April 2022

Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard employment permit applications

Date

Reviews received

15 March 2022

Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4

Date

Requests received

6 May 2022

 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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