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Employment permits contact details

Our address

Employment Permits Section,
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment,
Earlsfort Centre, Lower Hatch Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 PW01

Processing dates and application status queries

Customers are advised that before contacting the Employment Permits Call Centre or Section they should:

Contact details

General information on the Employment Permit System is provided by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on behalf of the Employment Permits Section.  The WRC can also provide limited information on the status of a current EP application.  More detailed requests for information on an EP application should be emailed directly to the Employment Permits Section.

Phone:  0818 80 80 90 or (059) 9178900

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm (Closed between 1pm and 2pm)

Email: employmentpermits@enterprise.gov.ie – (General queries)

    epos@enterprise.gov.ie – (Online application/payment queries)

Website: Employment permits

Department of Social Protection Employment Services

To register a job vacancy with the Department of Social Protection Employment Services, employers should log onto Department of Social Protection Employment Services at jobsireland.ie or welfare.ie and select the employer option for the online service. Alternatively, employers can contact the National Contact Centre at Freephone 1800 611 116 or telephone 046 9738000 to register their vacancy by phone. All Irish-based vacancies advertised on the Department of Social Protection Jobs Ireland Service will automatically be advertised on the EURES website and the vacancy the employer/contractor has registered will be given a reference number.

Related contact details

Department of Justice 


Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) 

Website: irishimmigration.ie

Garda National Immigration Bureau

13-14 Burgh Quay,
Dublin 2

Phone: +353 1 616 7700

Department of Foreign Affairs

Website: dfa.ie

Visa queries 

Visa Office,
13-14 Burgh Quay,
Dublin 2

Website: irishimmigration.ie

Alternatively, contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate. Details of Irish Embassies and Consulates abroad are available on the Department of Foreign Affairs website dfa.ie.