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
24 May 2022
25 May 2022
New Applications (All permit types excluding Critical Skills Employment Permits)
29 March 2022
12 April 2022
Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit Applications
26 May 2022
10 May 2022
Renewal Applications (All renewable permit types included)
06 April 2022
19 April 2022
Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard employment permit applications
15 March 2022
Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4
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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