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Current Processing Dates for Employment Permits Ireland

If you’ve submitted an application for an Irish employment permit, you’re able to track when the Irish government will start processing your application.

For more information about applying for Irish visas or permits, including one-on-one sessions with a professional immigration lawyer, reach out to a member of our team today. Call us on (+353) 061 518 025 , or contact us online today.

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    Overview of Employment Permit Processing Dates

    After submitting an application for an Irish employment permit, it will be sent to the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE).

    Applications are processed in the order in which they are received by the DETE. Only applications that are complete and have had the associated fee paid (if applicable) will be processed.

    The DETE and the Irish Immigration Service Delivery regularly update their websites on which lot of applications they are currently processing. These will normally be shown by dates.

    For example, if the date shown for a specific permit is 5 July 2022, then only applications received on or before this date will be being processed.

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    What Are the Current Processing Dates?


    As of 3 January 2023, the DETE are processing applications received on these following dates. As previously mentioned however, it’s important to note that these are updated on a regular basis and that only the official DETE website will have the most recent and up-to-date processing dates.

    Note also that Applications requesting a Support Letter for a Critical Skills Employment Permit for a Stamp 4 can’t be processed until the permit holder has completed 21 months working in Ireland. Applications received after 20 months will be accepted by the DETE, but will not be processed until after the 21 month threshold has been reached.

    Processing Dates

    Critical Skills Employment Permit Applications      Date
    Standard 16 December 2022
    Trusted Partner 23 December 2022
    New Applications (All permit types excluding Critical Skills) Date
    Standard 16 December 2022
    Trusted Partner 22 December 2022
    Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit Applications   Date
    Standard 23 December 2022
    Trusted Partner 22 December 2022
    Renewal Applications (All renewable permit types included) Date
    Standard 19 December 2022
    Trusted Partner 22 December 2022
    Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard permit applications Date
    Reviews Received 22 November 2022
    Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4  Date
    Requests Received 12 December 2022

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      How Can I Ensure My Application is Processed Quickly?

      There are a few general tips to remember when submitting your employment permit application to ensure that it is processed as quickly as possible.

      For example, it’s imperative that you have fulfilled all of the necessary requirements for the employment permit that you’re applying for. This includes providing detailed information about yourself, your employer, and the job you’re planning to do. You may also have to provide the results of a Labour Market Needs Test, depending on the type of permit you’re applying for.

      Employment permits require a large range of documentation to be processed, and all of these need to be provided and present at the time of application.

      Reasons as to why your application may be delayed include if your application is complex, if you have additional immigration or employment concerns that need to be investigated, and if the current volume of applications is high.

      You should always refer to the DETE website for current processing times.

      Alternatively, if you need to speak to an immigration adviser regarding your application, IAS are here to help. We are on hand to help advise and guide you on the process and tackle any questions or concerns you might have. Call us on (+353) 061 518 025 , or contact us online today.

      How Can IAS Help?

      For non-EEA nationals, Irish employment permits are one of the few ways that an individual can come and work in Ireland.

      If you’re an employee of an international business or a business owner looking to operate or expand into Ireland and need to apply for an employment permit, IAS can help.

      We are experts in the field of international immigration for both business and personal purposes. Our team of consultants and caseworkers are on hand to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have about the process, as well as helping to ensure that your immigration to Ireland goes as smoothly as possible.

      Whether you’re an applicant who requires additional advice on how to complete an employment permit application, need extra support on the type of immigration permission you need, or need help submitting an appeal, we can help.

      For more information about the services we offer and what we could do for you, reach out to a member of our team today. Call us on (+353) 061 518 025 , or contact us online today.

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