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Employment permit application forms

Apply for a permit

The Employment Permits Online System (EPOS) allows applicants for Employment Permits and Trusted Partner Registrations to apply, make payments and submit supporting documentation online. The step by step User Guide (PDF, 1.9MB) (also available in the footer information of the system) includes the documentary requirements for each application type.

The online application system for employment permits brings a number of significant benefits:

  • faster turnaround of applications
  • easier, online submission of supporting documentation
  • secure online fee payments (where applicable) by credit/debit card
  • as the system continuously validates your data and supporting documentation there will be fewer errors and rejected applications
  • intuitive user experience with help information and relevant mandatory fields

Please submit applications online to avail of these benefits. The department welcomes your feedback on the online process. If you have any comments or issues you can email us at the dedicated email epos@enterprise.gov.ie.

An application for any employment permit MUST be received at least 12 weeks before the proposed employment start date.

A contract of employment signed by both parties MUST be submitted with each application.


Use the appropriate checklist to help with your permit application:

Checklists to assist with permit applications

Redundancy form

Redundancy Notification Form

Transfer of Undertakings forms

Transfer of Undertaking Form

Transfer of Undertaking Form (Contractor)

Transfer of Undertaking Form (Intra-Company Transfer)

Renewal of an Employment Permit for Health Care Assistant

Renewal of an Employment Permit: Health Care Assistant

Review form

Review of Decision to Refuse or Revoke an Employment Permit Form

Other forms

If an application is required to be made manually for either Trusted Partner Registration or for an Employment Permit, please email epforms@enterprise.gov.ie and request specific Application Form by Employer type in the subject bar of the email, that is, TP Critical Skills/TP Intra-Company Transfer New or SE Critical Skills/SE Intra-Company Transfer New.